Another week and another one of decent enough weather, for us to be enjoying the great outdoors. This is turning out to be some settled spell that has spanned the back-end of Spring and continued into Summer. It is however, time we had some rain. Shhhhhh not too loudly.
Thursday: Hazy sunny spells across the region and feeling warm and humid. Dry with light winds. Max 21°C
Friday: More in the way of cloud. Warm with bright spells at times, best in the west. Feeling muggy. Max 19°C
Weekend: Remaining warm, settled but not necessarily dry for all.
Saturday: Cloudy with some bright spells. Chance of a few showers especially in the west which could be thundery. Max 19°C
Sunday: Bright spells with a chance of an isolated shower but most places dry again. A little warmer and humid. Max 21°C
Outlook: Sunny spells but becoming cooler as winds turn northwesterly. Some rain or showers look possible later in the week and the settled weather pattern might finally be changing. Watch this space.
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Forecast issued on Wednesday the 6th of June at 5pm.
Last week’s blog stated that last weekend would be dry and sunny with severe frosts as high pressure took hold. High pressure did arrive but only briefly and the forecast was shaken up, because from Friday, a system developed to our north-west. This came south-eastwards on Saturday and brought a spell of snow for most with 4-6cms of lying snow reported. Now don’t get me wrong, I like to get a forecast bob-on but it’s very welcome to spoil my plans if it delivers some snow.
A cold and frosty start to Thursday, with some isolated freezing fog patches. Cloud soon spreads in from the west with a freshening breeze later in the day. Some rain will develop into the afternoon or evening. Slowly milder. Max 5°C.
Milder air pushing out the cold air that we have been experiencing recently
Overnight on Thursday the winds increase with heavy rain spreading from the west. So I’m expecting Friday to be a wet and breezy during the morning with the afternoon turning a little drier with the odd shower. The big change will be the temperature. With the rain comes milder south-westerly winds and by the end of the day some areas will be close to double-figures. Max 10°C.
Heavy rain expected during Friday morning
Saturday looks the better day of the weekend with a dry day expected with some pleasant sunny spells. Mild. Max 10°C.
More cloud is likely into Sunday with bright spells limited. Some rain possible and temperatures remain on the mild to very mild side just like we were in December. Not winter-like at all. Max 12°C.
The UK under the influence of a very mild airmass by Sunday
Looking ahead and it remains mild with temperatures above average with no sign of snow returning.
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