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Week's Forecast

Teesdale weekly forecast, issued Friday 16th March, valid until Sunday 25th March, next update by Sunday 25thLess cold.The jetstream will intensify from the Atlantic later this week as the Scandinavian anticyclone breaks away and moves across us. This will cut off the really cold air supply from eastern Europe that brought us the very cold, snowy weekend. The air will begin to pick up an ameliorating maritime influence as it circulates around the high pressure system. Our weather should be reasonably dry, settled and less cold under the descending air. Towards the weekend the anticyclone will have drifted far enough away to our south to allow Atlantic depressions to begin marching in from the west.This week's overall prediction for mid-Teesdale:- high 8°C (46°F), low -1°C (30°F) precipitation 20mm (0.8in), sunshine 25hr, high gust 40mph. Risks:- flooding medium, gale medium, frost high, fell snow medium.Midweek should be reasonably dry with lighter winds and milder temperatures by day although there will be slight night time frosts. Later, as the Atlantic begins to hold sway, westerly winds will increase bringing bands of rain and showers, heaviest in the upper dale. Eventually it will turn a little colder as winds veer north-westerly with slight frost and fell-top snowLast week's weather:- Screen temperature 3.0°C (normally 4.5°C) High 11°C(52°F) Tuesday. Low -3°C(27°F) Saturday. Windiest 40mph Saturday. Precipitation 43mm (norm 15mm). Sunshine 10hr (norm 31hr).My latest brief from the Met Office suggests that for the further outlook mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average weather expected across the south of England, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north where it will also be windy at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief.Ken Cook’s 12 hourly Teesdale forecasts, http://

COPLEY CLIMATOLOGICAL STATION altitude 253metres(830feet) Met. Office manned observing site.