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Weekend Weather Forecast 5/1/11

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for asking me over here and for reading my forecasts.

This weekends is below.

Best wishes,



Happy New Year!

Well, Christmas is over for another year and you will now be thinking about the season ahead. And why not make this the year you improve your weather knowledge?

I have a couple of places remaining on Aviation Weather School (Part 1) to be held here in Wombourne on Saturday 28th January from 10am to 4pm. This is your chance to brush up on your weather forecasting skills and learn to make better use of the weather information to hand, from personal observations to the internet. Weather School is suitable for all pilots, regardless of experience. To find out more and to book your place go to http://www.weatherschool.co.uk or feel free to give me a call.

The Aviation Weather Information Service goes from strength to strength and remains free of charge. See the forecasts at http://www.awis.org.uk

Now on with the weekend forecast, and any friends or colleagues who want to receive this forecast can do so by emailing aviationweather-subscribe@weatherweb.net

Have a great weekend,

Best wishes,




Issued: 1000 Thursday 5th January 2012


A cold front clears from southern England on Saturday morning. Low pressure is going to be to the north of Scotland, with a west to northwest flow affecting most of the country.

There may be some rain over southern counties of England and through the Channel early on Saturday morning, associated with the cold front. This would bring moderate visibility at times. However, the front will be clearing away to the south, taking the cloud and rain with it.

Fairer conditions then follow with the cloud breaking and cloud bases rising, visibility improving to become good. A few showers are likely around the Isle of Man and blowing into northwest England and north Wales, but most of England, Wales and Ireland should be dry.

For Scotland it will be windier with showers, heavy at times affecting the north and west at first. These should fade into the afternoon with conditions then improving for much of Scotland. Visibility in the morning will be poor at times in showers, but becoming good everywhere.

Winds mainly W-WNW 12-14kt (F3-F4) in the south but W 24-34kt (F6-F8) at first in northern Scotland, easing 17-22kt (F5) here later.



A ridge of high pressure is going to be through the country early on Sunday morning, although this is only a transitory feature. A warm front is going to be edging in from the west, although the first front shown is only very weak, the main feature is the one to the west.

It should be a fair start to the day for most with some broken cloud and sunny spells. A few mist or fog patches inland at first, but these clearing. Cloud will be increasing quite quickly as the warm front heads east, and this may well be able to bring some spots of rain through Scotland (especially the north and west), northwest England, west Wales and Ireland in the afternoon. Cloud bases lowering too in these areas and visibility becoming moderate or poor in any rain or drizzle. More eastern and southern areas are likely to be staying dry.

Winds mainly W 10-12kt (F3-F4) in the south, 14-16kt (F4-F5) in the north, backing through the day to be W 14-18kt (F5) by the evening, but SW-W 20-28kt (F6-F7) over Scotland.




Dr. Simon Keeling MSc, PhD

Weather Consultancy Services, The Weather Centre, 188 Common Road, Wombourne, Staffordshire, England. WV5 0LT.

Tel: 01902 895252 Twitter: @weatherschool Facebook: WeatherSchool

www.weatherweb.net and www.weatherschool.co.uk

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