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leesmum Mon 22-Aug-16 07:47:05

Hi there Kitten and Gloria don't suppose there is any chance of some dry, sunny weather for Manchester this BH weekend? Would love all the family round but don't want to plan too much in case it's a washout!! hmm Thank you flowers

GloriaSmud Mon 22-Aug-16 16:53:06

I'd say at the moment there are chances of showers (some thundery), especially from Saturday afternoon, overnight and throughout Sunday. (I hope I've got this next bit right!) Monday looks like there could be longer spells of rain/quite wet for the Manchester area. Temperatures not much to write home about ~ 14-18C.
So not really awful but not that wonderful either ~ typical BH really!

leesmum Mon 22-Aug-16 21:31:57

Cheers Gloria for replying, thought that might be the case!! We'll have an indoor 'do' then grin

notsomanky Mon 22-Aug-16 21:36:58

Sounds about right for a bank holiday in Manchester!

leesmum Mon 22-Aug-16 21:51:26

Yes Manky us Mancs embrace the rain wink

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 23-Aug-16 09:38:28

I'm fairly optimistic about Monday at the moment. Its close, but a high pressure may just edge in.

GloriaSmud Tue 23-Aug-16 11:36:04

I did wobble over the Monday forecast but at the moment, it does look like it could be the best day over the BH weekend now and if OYBBK says it could be OK I'm not going to argue!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 23-Aug-16 16:42:09

I'm worried that you are right grin

GloriaSmud Tue 23-Aug-16 19:50:55


leesmum Tue 23-Aug-16 22:16:47

Thanks Ladies flowerswinechocolate

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 24-Aug-16 11:05:07

no probs at all. Monday still looks ok, cool, but dry.

MakeLemonade Thu 25-Aug-16 18:59:40

Could I dive in and ask how Saturday is looking for the Epsom area? (Specific, I know!)

I'm getting married and trying to work out how good my wet weather plan needs to be.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 25-Aug-16 19:29:35

It's possible that you might get some rain in the afternoon. Hopefully not much, nice and warm though rather than fainty hot.

MakeLemonade Thu 25-Aug-16 20:00:24

Thanks OYBBK, I hope it's not too wet! Garden wedding and would be so lovely if we can be outside instead of in the marquee. Seems very changeable at the minute so hope it changes to sunny sun sun!

leesmum Thu 25-Aug-16 20:07:40

Hope it stays nice for you MakeLemonade wineflowers

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 25-Aug-16 21:47:05

give me a prod tomorrow afternoon!

MakeLemonade Fri 26-Aug-16 17:25:11

Such a beautiful day today, dammit, I should have had a Friday wedding.

I've looked at four forecasts this afternoon and none of them agree so just going to see what happens!

AlpacaLypse Fri 26-Aug-16 17:27:58

What about Wiltshire? Should I go to Devizes Street Festival on Sunday or Monday? (SN10)

Good luck with family bbqs in Manchester and weddings in Epsom smile!

CafeCremeEtCroissant Fri 26-Aug-16 18:39:10


So, I have to make a REALLY quick decision between going away on Sunday (to France) & thus spending a fortune to get some MUCH needed sunshine or staying here & getting some stuff done & getting some sunshine.

I could do without spending the money to go away, but frankly I NEED some sun before Autumn arrives otherwise I'll really struggle through Autumn/Winter.

Any ideas what it's going to be like between now and the 4th of Sept?

<places a large bowl of dreamies at the paws of the mighty kitten>

GloriaSmud Fri 26-Aug-16 22:53:40

Alpaca Don't think either day looks that bad although perhaps Monday looks the better day with slightly less chance of showers
Cafe (Not sure where you are UK-wise) Next week doesn't look too bad ~ for the south, sunny and warm but a bit cloudier with chance of rain for north/Scotland.
(Hope you both don't mind me answering ~ I know OYBBK can be a busy kitten sometimes!)

MakeLemonade Hope you have a lovely day, whatever the weather does.

Should add, there's a metoffice weather warning for heavy thundery rain tomorrow/overnight into Sunday.

AlpacaLypse Sat 27-Aug-16 00:11:20

Thanks GloriaSmud. Ok, as a result of your sage advice... Sunday will be SwanFest , with a bit of luck DP will do the driving and I can have a pint or six and Monday will be Devizes

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 27-Aug-16 08:30:40

Thank you Gloria, yes lots going on at the moment and sometimes it's possible to respond to quick requests, but as Gloria will know, forecasting takes time and is challenging, esp on a phone!

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 27-Aug-16 08:37:21

Gloria is right about next weeks weather smile for hot, southern and central France are the places to go.

GloriaSmud Sat 27-Aug-16 12:43:02

Some lightning strikes showing up on lightning maps at the moment.
We've had a couple of showers but nothing too thundery yet.

GloriaSmud Sat 27-Aug-16 13:49:29

There seems to be several big storms in a line and one of them is inching closer to where I am (Leicester). They're quite excited about it all over on netweather's storm thread!

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