Yet More Rain On The Way
The drought continues to get wetter and wetter, with another soaking for much of England and Wales again this weekend with many areas seeing at least 25mm of rain, unfortunately though despite the heavy rain and flooding in places the water shortage persists.
As we move into the new working week there is a change of pattern on the way with some drier weather likely for all as we move into midweek, but before we get there there's more wet weather on the way.
The rain band which has moved north during today will continue it's journey overnight and into tomorrow, getting into all but the far north of Scotland before finally fading away. Elsewhere a good deal of England and Wales will start the week on a dry note, but squally showers will have persisted through much of the night in Southwest England and South Wales and won't stop for much of the day.
A handful of showers will also break out in other parts of England and Wales as the day wears on, but it's from late afternoon onward that the next spell of heavy rain arrives - pushing up from the south, probably into southeast England first before spreading north through the evening and overnight.
Some of the rain will be torrential and thundery, particularly in southern regions, so further localised flooding and difficult conditions for travel are possible. There is some uncertainty over the northerly extent of the rain, with some models taking it into northern England (but still stopping short of Scotland), others taking it no further north than the Midlands, so stay tuned for updates on this.
Tuesday will see the persistent rain gradually die back but further showers will develop during the day in England and Wales, for Scotland and Northern Ireland it's a drier story with plenty of dry weather on offer and just a few showers here and there. That points toward the pattern for midweek with all parts seeing a good deal of drier weather, with some decent sunny spells which will pull the temperatures up nicely into the mid-high teens - particularly in the west.
The latter part of the week is likely to see a change though with some colder air likely to push south behind another spell of rain...
29th April 2012 19:35 Updated: 29th April 2012 19:35