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Amber weather warning for the region

Reporter Ruby Anstee

An amber weather warning has been issued for the region between 00.05 and 06.00 tomorrow morning ( Wed 13). Storm Aileen will bring a brief spell of very strong winds with gusts up to 65-75 mph during the early hours of the morning. Thanks to @ChadWeather for the updates.

Met Office warning of snow for Saddleworth

The Met Office is warning of the possibility of snow tonight and tomorrow in the north including Saddleworth – so take care on the roads.

Issued at:

11.41 on Tue 3 Apr 2012

Valid from:

12.00 on Tue 3 Apr 2012

Valid to:

18.00 on Wed 4 Apr 2012

Rain is expected to turn to snow on high ground as colder air moves south across England and Wales on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some 2-5cm of snow is likely in places, […]

Snow Preparation Ahead Of Winter Weather Warnings

Snow near Denshaw on Tuesday.

Oldham Council says it is prepared for the expected winter disruption this year, as forecasters predict the first serious snow of the season could be heading our way.

Some parts of our area had a dusting of snow on Tuesday, but the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning of high winds and snow, with the worst of the conditions expected on Thursday night into Friday.

The council has told Saddleworth News that […]

More Rain Around This Week

The weather’s showing little sign of improvement, with another few days of overcast and wet conditions forecast.

Today will be largely dry, although there’s a good chance of showers appearing, with those likely to become more regular as the day goes on. Highs of 18C.

The wind should pick up a bit during the night and into Tuesday, which will be showery once again with top temperatures also at or around 18C.

The showers may become less frequent on Wednesday […]

Another Wet Weekend On The Way

If we’re going to get a late blast of summer sunshine, it isn’t going to be this weekend. Rain is forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

Today and tomorrow are likely to be a bit better, with sunny intervals amid the cloud. Temperatures should also be a few degrees higher than they have been over the past few days, with highs of 20C.

But Saturday and Sunday will see regular showers, some of them heavy. Temperatures will drop to 15C […]

A Mixture Of Sunshine And Showers

Scammonden Reservoir in the sunshine earlier this week.

The weather this week hasn’t been as wet as was forecast, and the mixed bag of sunshine and showers is predicted to continue into the weekend.

Today’s regular sunny spells will be interspersed with the odd outbreak of rain, especially as the day goes on. Top temperatures of 20C are forecast.

Friday and Saturday are likely to be a bit more unsettled, […]

More Showers On The Way This Week

The mixture of clearer spells and showers we had over the weekend will be largely repeated over the next few days, albeit with the rain becoming more regular as the week goes on.

Today’s forecast is actually for the best day of the week, with mostly dry if cloudy conditions, and highs of 21C.

The rain returns in earnest on Tuesday though, and although Wednesday and Thursday are likely to be a little better, there’ll still be regular showers around.


A Brighter Week Ahead

A family of ducks by the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Uppermill on Sunday.

The generally miserable weather of the past week finally changed for the better on Sunday evening. All a little late for the Yanks weekend sadly, but the good news is we should be in for more sunny spells in between the odd shower this week.

Today will be mostly dry and bright, although there’s a stronger likelihood of showers […]

Rain To Continue Into Weekend

Sunshine, showers and mist all at the same time in Diggle this week.

The miserable weather of Wednesday is likely to stay with us until Saturday at least, with plenty of cloud and rain forecast for the coming days.

The forecast for today is for drizzle with mist making for poor visibility on the tops. Temperatures should reach 19C.

Tomorrow will be cloudy with showers once again, with more persistent […]

More Overcast And Showery Weather On The Way

After the weekend turned out to be rather wetter than the forecasters had predicted, we’re being told to expect more miserable weather over the next few days.

Today is predicted to be mostly cloudy with some showers around, and highs of 17C.

Tomorrow might be a little better with some sunny spells, although the wet and cloudy weather will return on Wednesday and Thursday. Watch out for slightly milder temperatures on Thursday, with highs of 20C.

A fuller forecast is […]

Turning A Little Cooler With Some Showers

This weekend won’t quite hit the heights of Wednesday, when we had highs of 25C, but it’ll still be mild, albeit with a few more showers around.

Today is actually going to be typical of the next few days, with cloudy and muggy conditions along with some outbreak of rain. Top temperatures 20C.

Drier and fresher weather is forecast for Friday, before the cloud and showers return on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend highs are likely to be in the […]

A Warm But Mostly Overcast Week

There’s not likely to be too much sunshine around this week, but forecasters are predicting a series of warm days that’ll feel quite muggy at times.

Today should be fairly typical, with cloud and the odd shower, and temperatures of 22C.

Longer spells of rain could hit us tomorrow, but again it’ll feel warm and humid with highs of 22C. Showers, heavy at times, are also forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, and temperatures could rise even further, with highs of […]

Remaining Generally Fine And Dry

A boat makes its way along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Dobcross this week.

It’s been a fine week for boating among other pastimes, and the good news is that the dry and bright weather is expected to continue into the weekend.

There’s a chance of some rain around later today, but it should be mostly warm with sunny spells and highs of 20C.

Tomorrow should be a bit better, […]

Staying Generally Fine Through The Week

We’re on course for a mostly fine and dry week, with Wednesday likely to offer the best of the weather.

Monday has seen highs of 21C even though it’s been largely overcast, and tonight will be mostly cloudy at first, although with clearer spells developing later, sending temperatures down to 7C.

Tuesday will be mostly brighter than today, and a bit warmer too in that sunshine, with highs of 23C. There’ll be more of the same on Wednesday, which could […]