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Weekend Weather Outlook with JON MITCHELL

A Misty Morning at Adel, Leeds Credit: PAUL GOODYEAR

Many of us had a reminder this morning (Thursday) that the year is drawing on and Autumn is well and truly here. It was a chilly start to the day with temperatures down to freezing in parts of North Yorkshire. Having said that, the rest of today will be fine with daytime highs above normal at around 18ºC. Tonight is expected to be dry but not quite as chilly as last night.

FRIDAY Credit: ITV/Met Office

Friday will be another dry day (at least for daylight hours) with sunshine at times. There will be some high cloud and the wind will get up but it shouldn't spoil a decent day with highs around 18ºC again.

Position of eastward moving rain Saturday morning. Credit: ITV/Met Office

After dark on Friday night, a spell of rain will move in from the west to give a wet and windy spell of weather, especially after midnight. That rain will hang around in the east Saturday morning as brighter and fresher weather moves in from the west, so an improving day with highs around 15ºC.

Weekend Outlook Credit: ITV/Met Office

Saturday night will be another chilly one followed by a fine and bright day on Sunday. Another spell of wet and windy weather will move in Sunday night and last into Monday. As ever, keep checking back here to keep up to date with the forecast. JON MITCHELL



Calendar's Weekend Weather Outlook

SATURDAY Credit: ITV/Met office

High pressure over northern Europe will keep our weather settled this weekend so we can expect mainly dry conditions with light winds. There will be some sunshine but at times quite a lot of cloud. The air flowing round the 'high' has its origins in the Mediterranean so it will be on the warm side by day. The nights are longer now so it will be quite chilly around dawn.

SATURDAY AM Credit: ITV/Met Office

Early mist patches will clear. Most places will be dry with sunny breaks. There will be cloudier skies in the Pennines/Peak District though and this could give a little light rain or drizzle here.

SATURDAY PM Credit: ITV/Met Office

Most places will be dry. Most places will see some sunshine too, but the best of this will be east of the A1. Hills in the west will be rather more cloudy. Temperatures are still above those expected for late September. It'll feel muggy too.

SUNDAY Credit: ITV/Met Office

Another chilly start to Sunday but we can all look forward to a nice day with sunny spells and light winds. It'll feel warm in the afternoon too with highs pushing 20ºC.

Have a nice weekend and as ever, keep up to date with the forecast here or on ITV brought to you this weekend by Kerrie Gosney.



A 'Weekend of Two Halves'

It's goodbye to all that mist and low cloud from Sunday. Credit: KEITH HAZELWOOD
Saturday Credit: ITV Weather/Met Office

Saturday will again be quite cloudy over the Calendar region with a few showery outbreaks of rain, especially in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and eastern Yorkshire. Brighter weather will reach the Dales and North Yorkshire later. Highs: 18ºC in light winds.

Sunday Credit: ITV Weather/Met Office

At last we will be rid of the low cloud and mist! Sunday will be a dry and bright day with sunny spells. There will be some high cloud floating around, especially in the afternoon, but it will be well broken. Additionally, visibility will be much improved with good horizons so it'll be an ideal day for taking a walk in the hills. Highs: A fresher 18ºC in light northerly winds.


Weekend Weather Outlook

Brightening up with scattered showers. Credit: ITV Weather/Met Office

Friday night's rain will still be around Saturday morning but it will turn more showery during the day as the sun pops out. It will feel cooler with highs around 18ºC but winds will remain light. It will be a chilly night Saturday night but that will give a fine day on Sunday. It is expected to be dry with long spells of sunshine. Top temperature: 17ºC in light winds.

Cold start. Fine and dry. Credit: ITV Weather/Met Office

Next week sees a return to high pressure on the weather chart which means dry and settled weather. As always, stay up to date with the latest weather forecast brought to you this weekend by Emma Jesson.


This Week's Weather Prospects from JON MITCHELL

The last sunset of August 2014 over Low Ackworth. Credit: LES PARSONS

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.

High pressure is in the 'wrong place' Credit: Met Office/ITV Weather

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.


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