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By Weatherman
Hi again,

Have you noticed how much lighter the mornings and evenings are? Spring is very, very close!

The new season will still be upon us, but now is the time to be making plans for the autumn. And with this in mind I have announced a new date for Aviation Weather School (Part 1). It will be on Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10am to 4pm here in Wombourne, South Staffordshire. The course is perfect for all aviators, whatever your experience. You can find out more information at I have 2 places left on the course (they do fill rather quickly) so if you'd like to come it would be great to see you.

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Have a great weekend,


Issued: 1100 hrs, Thursday 16th February 2017

A ridge of high pressure across southern parts of the UK and Ireland on Saturday. A weak cold front passing east through Scotland with an occluded front approaching western Scotland later i the day.
Plenty of cloud around for most early on Saturday morning, There could be a few mist and fog patches in central and eastern areas of England and Wales. These clearing with the cloud breaking to leave a few bright or sunny spells in the afternoon. The best of these always further east and south.
The cold front passing through Scotland and Northern Ireland brings a band of showery rain in the morning, this slowly clearing eastern Scotland in the afternoon, before drifting into the north of England and central Ireland. Brighter weather follows to western Scotland and Northern Ireland for a time before more showery rain arrives by the evening.
Winds mainly S-SW 8-12kt (F3-F4) in the south but WSW 17-22kt (F4-F5) in Scotland and Northern Ireland perhaps to 25kt (F6) in western and northern Scotland.

A cold front clearing southeast England on Sunday morning. A series of fronts pass through northern Scotland, although elsewhere a moist westerly flow persists.
The cold front clearing southeast England is only going to be a weak affair, taking some showery bursts of rain with it. Some brightness in central and eastern areas where cloud breaks. Always more in the west of cloud affecting western coasts and hills of England, Wales and Ireland with some drizzle here at times and rather murky conditions too.
Thicker cloud and some outbreaks of more persistent, yet still mostly light rain in western and northern Scotland. Lots of hills and coastal fog here.
Winds W 10-14kt (F4) in the south, 20-25kt (F5-F6) in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.