Weather

After what has seemed like a relentless period of unsettled weather stretching back to the end of March, it's nice to be able to report that a quieter spell of weather seems likely next week - although talk of an 'Indian Summer', for our region at least, is a little far-fetched.

Friday and Saturday look generally dry, although there will be some fog to contend with in the mornings.

The change will come courtesy of a warm front which will bring some rain and drizzle from the southeast later on Sunday.

Thereafter, the good news is that a ridge of high pressure will dominate our weather, meaning much drier weather on the whole next week.

And at first glance, it is easy to get carried away with the fact that the air which is on its way from the continent is warm.

But, unfortunately for us, it has to travel across the North Sea.

And as it does so, the warmer air coming into contact with the colder North Sea is likely to generate extensive low cloud at times.

In these situations it is possible to get quite high temperatures - for example where there is shelter from the prevailing south-easterly wind, like west of the Pennines, or areas where the warm air only has to travel across a short sea track, like southern parts of the UK.

But for our part of the world, skies are likely to be predominantly cloudy - although with light winds and generally dry conditions (apart from drizzle which can form in extensive low cloud), it should be an improvement compared with what we've been used to.



And let's hang on to the possibility that even here cloud breaks can occur in this set up, leading to at least the chance of some warm sunshine at times.

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  • Comment number 87. Posted by greensand

    on 25 Oct 2012 21:04

    @86 ukpahonta

    Have you been checking the east night sky? Difficult here, not seen the sky for a week! Should be clear this weekend so might do a little star gazing, just in case, wouldn't want to miss a sighting.

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  • Comment number 86. Posted by ukpahonta

    on 25 Oct 2012 20:41

    #81

    Not a lot, the Messiah has arrived and we're the Judean People's Front.

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  • Comment number 85. Posted by theelasticjesuz

    on 25 Oct 2012 18:18

    ___/---------a plateau IS NOT a decline------------
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    "So let’s be clear. Yes: global warming is real, and some of it at least has been caused by the CO2 emitted by fossil fuels. But the evidence is beginning to suggest that it may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed – a conclusion with enormous policy implications."

    The last paragraph, Daily Mail 16th Oct. Just in case, eh?

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  • Comment number 84. Posted by theelasticjesuz

    on 25 Oct 2012 17:50

    "When is the BBC going to show the 'deniers' point of view on AGW,"

    The same time the Daily Mail stops peddling lies about AGW to please its sponsors.

    BTW Point of view is Man Utd or Man City. Truth is the science that states CO2 is a GHG.

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  • Comment number 83. Posted by ukpahonta

    on 25 Oct 2012 17:39

    Sorry Expatback back you snook in before my last post, the times they are a changin. The Savile issue is major for Auntie and may flow into the miners dispute and Maggies political requirements which opens the door to political influence. Could roll for a couple of years unless a line is drawn in the sand now with substantial changes to the trust which could benefit the overall independence.

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  • Comment number 82. Posted by lateintheday

    on 25 Oct 2012 17:27

    "(sorry...but I've spent far too many years defending the science to call a spade anything other than a spade)"
    Are you sure that wasn't a shovel?

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  • Comment number 81. Posted by newdwr54

    on 25 Oct 2012 17:22

    I was working. What did I miss?

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  • Comment number 80. Posted by ukpahonta

    on 25 Oct 2012 17:06

    Heeheehee! .... priceless.

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  • Comment number 79. Posted by Expatback

    on 25 Oct 2012 17:02

    When is the BBC going to show the 'deniers' point of view on AGW, surely in the persuit of fairness this should show balance. Or have we got another 'Savillsation' situation?
    Surely articles such as the one in 'The Mail' and all the issues of solar cycles and the elements of the Ocean Atmosphere Systems require an airing? Are we still too dumb to understand these more complex issues, or is the Beeb still too left wing?
    Come on Paul I dare you!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released--chart-prove-it.html

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  • Comment number 78. Posted by theelasticjesuz

    on 25 Oct 2012 16:41

    76. Quake.

    So explain to me, the state of play?

    From my point of view, I simply stumble upon a blog that at first impression seems innocuous; occupied it would seem (having perused many comments from your own boards) by fairly intelligent people who may - or may not work for the Met Office - but nonetheless show a genuine interest in the temp anomalies as they come in - as it were.

    However, interjected among these comments are the subtle and sometimes more sinister finger-pointing that one would expect from James Dellingpole and all the other idiots (sorry...but I've spent far too many years defending the science to call a spade anything other than a spade) who know far more about winning an audience than a scientific debate.

    So. What is your position?

    a] You either all work for the Met office and are sceptical of the numbers nonetheless.

    b] You don't work for the Met office but are determined to prove the figures wrong even though I have yet to see any of your 'presented' anomalies in minus figures.

    c] You are bored mathematicians/scientists who have an axe to grind with James Hansen because he burst the tyre of your mini bus in 1987.

    d] You are politically motivated idiots - possibly middle managers at ASDA - who think global warming is a complete fiction because Charles Koch said so.

    BTW My impact could only be analogous to a suddenly large pulse of CO2 on a stable ecosystem if you believe that CO2 possesses such properties. And since most deniers believe that this contradicts the 2nd Law...????

    BTWBTW If by upsetting a balance you are inferring that this blog is the sole property of you and your friends, that free speech is free so long as it's your point of view, then I rest my case.

    Have a nice day.

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