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Unfortunately due to other commitments our regular forecaster Wijke has had to give up the weather for the time being.
If you have a keen interest in the weather and would be interested in providing a regular forecast then mail me at You can check out the format below.


Click on map for three day forecast for your Country. General summary can be found bellow.Three day outlook for Northern IrelandThree day outlook for ScotlandThree day outlook for EnglandThree day outlook for wales










Summary updated Saturday

A small but active low passed England from southwest to northeast yesterday; bringing some heavy showers with thunder and hail to many places. It moved fast east during Friday night and Saturday, to arrive at Denmark by Saturday afternoon. As the low passes, rain and showers cleared away, leaving a mixture of bright spells and clouds. However, the atmosphere is still unstable, and showers can easily form later the day on Sunday as well as Monday. Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-western  area's of England will see more rain.
However southern regions of the country had some more settlement on Saturday, as a high spread out over France towards the British Isles. This high keeps the ocean lows at distance for a while. Not for long though, as it'll withdraw to the east during Sunday night. With a south-eastern wind it'll feel rather warm. 

A rather active low is developing in Southern France and moving very fast north during  Sunday. Probably some heavy thunderstorms can develop in the southeast by Sunday night. 

An area of low pressure on the ocean awaits its chance. It'll move from southwest Ireland northeast to reach northwest Scotland by Sunday-afternoon. The fronts of this low can easily reach western parts of Britain. Wales, Western England, Northern Ireland and Scotland will see a mostly rainy weekend, and are likely to stay out of the influence of the French high.

Saturday: is likely to be a dry day for most parts of England. The western area's have the biggest changes of showers, sometimes heavy with hail and thunder. Later the day an occasional thunderstorm can also develop over south and south-eastern England. 

Sunday will be another unsettled day. Bringing showers; heavy and prolonged to the western area's. Again, central and eastern parts of England will be dry at first, but during the day thunderstorms,  can develop.     

By Monday ocean lows dictate the weather again; it'll be unsettled, rain and showers from time to time. In the southern area's thunderstorms can develop.

Wind and Weather:
"The sea dashes on in endless swell" according to a Dutch poet.  You can sit and watch those waves for ever, but this source of imagination is also a subject of study for marine meteorologists. They are not only occupied with hurricane-warnings but also with forecasts for wave-height; using a computer model called WAM (Wave Modeling Group); developed by the KNMI  (Dutch Met office) and specialists from several other countries. This WAM is published in the book "Dynamics and Modeling of Ocean Waves" of the Cambridge University Press.  It describes how energy of lower waves can be collected to develop higher waves. The wind at first causes lower waves that pass on their energy into higher ones, in a very complicated way. Like a swing gets its movement by little pushes.

So the wave height is mainly due to the force of the wind; but also to the duration of a storm and the depth of the sea. A near gale (force 7) brings waves of about 12 feet at the North sea; while during a storm (force 10 and more) the waves can reach 18 - 24 feet.

The highest waves of the North Sea ever,  were during the storm of  February 21 1993. The average height was 24 feet, but there were peaks unto 45 feet. The waves rushed from the Scottish east coast to the Dutch coast together with the core of the storm. It stirred up a sort of resonance whereby these rare heights were reached.



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