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Week's Forecast

Teesdale weekly forecast, issued Sunday 25th June, valid Wednesday 28th to Sunday 2nd July, next update by Sunday 2nd.Cloudy and cool with outbreaks of rain.The jetstream has been moving southwards slowly recently. When it is well north, as it was when we had the warm, sunny spell earlier in June, it brings rising pressure and steers the Atlantic depressions well north. A little further south and we have brisk westerly winds with sunshine and showers. However, should the jet move further south and across us, then the low pressure systems track directly above us or even to our south bringing moist easterly winds off the North Sea. Unfortunately, this week is expected to see it close by with low pressure in charge.This week's overall prediction for mid-Teesdale:- high 17°C (63°F), low 8°C (46°F) precipitation 70mm (2.75in), sunshine 25hr, high gust 35mph. Risks:- flooding high, gale medium, ground frost low.There will be a lot of cloud this week with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times and with the risk of flooding. Some of the models are predicting over two inches (50mm) of rain with precious little sun. The exact tracks of the rain bands are uncertain at this range, but it will certainly be worth looking out for the daily weather warnings on my website. Last week's weather:- Screen temperature 15.7°C (normally 12.5°C) High 27°C(81°F) Monday. Low 7°C (45°F) Sunday. Windiest 43mph Friday. Precipitation 19mm (norm 15mm). Sunshine 52hr (norm 37hr).June has been the warmest since 2006 but there have been several heavy downpours, including last Wednesday’s storms, which have reduced sunshine. It has been the windiest June in the past 20 years as a run of Atlantic depressions have taken a track close to the north of Scotland bringing strong westerly flows across the Pennines in their wake. Ken Cook’s 12 hourly Teesdale forecasts, http:// www.kencook.magix.net



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