According to the Met Office, today is the last day of summer! Dry and bright today. Turning wet overnight
Dry and fine on Sunday, good sunny spells, but still cloudy at times. Light winds so feeling pleasant
Lots of fine weather to the east of the Pennines today, with the best of any northern based sunshine reserved for the ITV Calendar region
Weather update for North, South and West Yorkshire:
Weather update for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
The road safety officer leading a new crackdown on drivers and passengers without seatbelts says he is aiming for 100% of people in vehicles to be wearing them. After the first day of laying on extra patrols PC Barry Gardner says he is pleased to be offering a mixture of education and enforcement:
Four postcode areas in the East Riding have been named in the top five most desirable places to live in Yorkshire.
In a list produced by Royal Mail, the area around Anlaby and Willerby, topped the list, with Brough and North Cave, coming in second. The HU20 postcode took the third spot, while YO43, taking in Market Weighton, came fifth. The list looked at employment opportunities, as well as education and crime rates.
Humberside Police have caught several people travelling in cars, not wearing their seatbelts, on day one of a new crackdown. They are putting on extra patrols throughout September. PC Ricky Dowell explains what happened when he stopped a van containing a mother whose child was unrestrained on her knee:
Humberside Police say they have started a new crackdown on seatbelt dodgers to try to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by people ignoring the rules. They say:
- 15% of front-seat passengers comply with current seatbelt laws
- 50% of back-seat passengers comply with current seatbelt laws
- 370 deaths could be prevented with better enforcement
- 7000 serious injuries could be prevented with better enforcement
It is something most of us do without thinking when we get into a car - reach for the seatbelt and fasten ourselves in. But today a crackdown has started on those who ignore the safety rules. Road safety officers from Humberside Police are putting on extra patrols for the next month as part of a new crackdown. James Webster joined them this morning:
Humberside Police say they have started their new road safety crackdown because there are still too many people not wearing their seatbelts. Road safety officer PC Barry Gardner has been called out to crashes where he has seen how badly hurt some passengers have been when not fastened into the vehicle:
Humberside Police are starting a month-long crackdown on drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt. They say 15% of front-seat passengers and half of those on the back-seat ignore the rules. For the next month extra patrols will be taking place to catch those not wearing a seatbelt.
– Casualty Reduction Roads Policing Officer, PC Barry Gardner
"By raising awareness it is hoped to increase seat belt wearing compliance levels through enforcement, education and encouragement. A driver is responsible for him/herself and for any passenger under the age of 14 years. Any passenger 14 years of age and over is responsible for their own seatbelt."
High pressure is coming this week, that means dry, sunny and hot weather, right? Wrong! or at least partly wrong. Atmospheric pressure is measured by a barometer and high pressure on a weather chart is as a result of descending air. This descending air warms through compression and helps to dissolve clouds in the higher layers of the troposphere (the lowest part of the atmosphere). Sadly, this process is not always effective in dissolving layers of cloud in the lowest few thousand feet of the atmosphere and this is going to be a problem this coming week.
The high pressure this coming week is centred over Scandinavia which, in a way, is in 'the wrong place'. Surface winds blow clock-wise around a 'high' so winds will be coming into eastern England from the North Sea. This keeps the lowest layers of the atmosphere cool and moist - ideal for cloud development. The cloud won't be thick enough for significant rain, so at least it's good news for farmers and growers in that respect, but it will be stubborn at times and reluctant to break to allow the sun to shine. Indeed it is more likely to break to the lee of the Pennines i.e. Lancashire and Cumbria. Where the sun does pop out though it will feel warm. High pressure and thus dry weather at the moment (Monday lunchtime) looks likely to stay until the middle of September. As always, forecasts can change, especially in the longer range so keep up to date with the very latest forecast.
Humberside Police begin a month-long seat belt campaign today. Officers say only 85% of front seat passengers and 50% of rear seat passengers comply with the seatbelt laws - and that 370 deaths and 7000 serious injuries could be prevented on the roads each year.
The campaign will focus on educating people around the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt and making sure that children have the correct restraints in place, when travelling in a vehicle.
Officers from across the force will enforcing the campaign at a number of locations during the month of September.
– Casualty Reduction Roads Policing Officer, PC Barry Gardner,
If compliance rates can be increased, the severity of injury in the event of a road collision can be reduced dramatically. By raising awareness it is hoped to increase seat belt wearing compliance levels through enforcement, education and encouragement. A driver is responsible for him/herself and for any passenger under the age of 14 years. Officers from Humberside Police Roads Policing Team will be increasing high visibility policing activity with a view to not only disrupting, preventing and detecting criminal activity but also to reduce road collisions and casualties, particularly those involving death and serious injury."