Remaining unsettled as a possible warmer and drier spell looks unlikely

Date published: 21 September 2023

After a lovely dry, hot at times, and sunny start to September, it’s well and truly paying us back with some proper autumnal weather.

Oldham weather expert Jon Baylis reports that we’ve had almost two inches of rain in the last 2-3 days, and there’s more rain to come, but this time in the form of showers during the rest of the working week.

The national media have reported another “Indian Summer” is on the way.

Well a) we didn’t have an “Indian Summer” earlier this month so we can’t have another and b) there was a possible summer-like spell on the way for the end of the month, but this is now in doubt, and c) we can’t have an “Indian Summer” until we get some widespread frosts first.

Here's your weather outlook:

Today (Thursday): A better day than the last two with bright spells and the odd shower on the cards.

It’ll be fresher too with a cool start and another chilly night to come.

Winds much lighter than earlier in the week but still breezy. 

Max 15°C Min 7°C.

Friday: Winds will swing more westerly then eventually north-westerly making it feel cool.

Frequent showers are expected, some thundery, and it will be windy, especially during any downpours. 

Max 14°C Min 7°C.

Weekend: Brief ridge of high pressure on Saturday.

Saturday: A drier day in prospect but with mostly cloudy skies after early brightness.

A little milder, notably overnight, and winds swinging back to south-westerly later. 

Max 15°C Min 12°C.

Sunday: Cloudy but dry to start then wind and rain will arrive leading to a miserable afternoon.

Milder and windy, with 35mph gusts. 

Max 18°C Min 14°C.

Outlook: Temperatures around average, late-teens, and a showery pattern is expected for most of the week.

There were signs of something warmer, drier and settled for the end of the month, but the chances of this happening are now fading fast.

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

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