From a heatwave to more Autumnal weather

Date published: 13 September 2023

Thankfully for many Oldhamers, it’s a lot fresher (for now!) than it was during the latter stages of that heatwave.

A record dew point was recorded for September and although Oldham weather expert Jon Baylis enjoyed the dry and sunny weather, "going to sleep with temperatures close to 30°C is not pleasant".

Tuesday night was cold with a widespread frost in Scotland and a ground-frost in Northern England, showing how quickly conditions can change in September.

Here's Jon's latest in-depth forecast for the days and weekend ahead:

Today (Thursday): A mostly cloudy start with rain during the morning and then again later at night.

Some bright spells in between feeling cool with a slight breeze which should ease later. 

Max 17°C Min 12°C.

Friday: A weather-front will stall early on bringing dank conditions and patchy rain.

But the current thinking is this should ease away from the region, moving north, during the morning leading to drier day with some warm bright spells.

Milder and turning a little humid later. 

Max 19°C Min 13°C.

Weekend: A little uncertainty on rainfall amounts.

Saturday: Looking humid with a risk of hefty and perhaps thundery showers breaking out as low pressure, to the south-west of the UK, controls our weather.

A noticeable keen north-easterly wind.

Max 19°C Min 14°C.

Sunday: Similar with a muggy feel with rain or showers at times, some heavy.

The exact positioning of these showers will be easier to forecast nearer the time.

Quite warm despite the conditions and again a breezy day. 

Max 20°C Min 13°C.

Outlook: Fresher with more of an Atlantic influence bringing bright spells in between spells of showers or prolonged rain.

Temperatures around average.

Follow @ChadWeather on X for the latest forecasts and warnings.

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