The global prediction models from a number of centres are all signalling that next week should bring a change in the weather.
They are suggesting that the current high pressure cell will be dislodged by a powerful jet stream that will move further south across the UK from Newfoundland and across the Atlantic. If this is the case from Wednesday next week we should see an increase in rainfall and perhaps some hill snow and windy conditions. The air may source from eastern Canada which has seen temperatures as low as -30°C, but they won’t get anywhere near that cold here. The sea surface temperatures (SSTs) off Newfoundland are a little above normal and the Gulf Stream will modify the surface temperatures somewhat before they arrive here in Huddersfield. If the cold air does reach us aloft though, watch out for some beefy showers and thunderstorms. The sun is stronger in March and will trigger some deep convection. It’s the sort of weather that can be pleasant in the sun one minute then snowing with temperatures down five degrees and the next then back to sunshine. So we have interesting times ahead.