Rain Clearing To Blustery Showers
An area of low pressure moving in from the Atlantic today will become slow-moving across England for the rest of this week. So after a band of rain clears the east this morning, blustery April showers, or longer spells of rain at times in the south, will be the theme through to the weekend. It will be rather windy at first and on the cool side too this week, though there should be some sunny spells in between the showers.
For today, a band of rain across Scotland and eastern England accompanied by gusty winds will clear through by lunchtime apart from across northern Scotland where it will linger through the day. Brighter skies already across the west will spread to most areas after midday, though blustery showers will quickly develop in the west, these showers spreading across many areas by late afternoon and becoming heavy and thundery across western areas. Temperatures will reach 10C in Belfast, 11C in Edinburgh, 12C in Cardiff and 14C in London. It will feel on the chilly side in the strong southwesterly winds, which will be particularly gusty in any showers.
Tonight, showers dying back to coasts across northern areas, showers continuing across southern areas and becoming very windy with gales across SW England and Wales. Then for Wednesday, on the cool side with heavy and thundery showers from the word go across southern Britain, these showers will tend to merge into longer spells of rain in places. Very windy too at first in south, though winds easing in the afternoon, temperatures reaching 11-12C across southern Britain. For northern areas, after a mostly dry, bright and chilly start, heavy and thundery showers will quickly develop - temperatures reaching 8-10C.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday will continue very unsettled and on the cool side, with a mixture of sunny spells, heavy and thundery showers or more prolonged spells of rain. Winds will tend to ease by the end of the week, though coming from a cold northerly direction, bringing a risk of overnight frosts returning by the weekend.
17th April 2012 10:12 Updated: 17th April 2012 10:12