A taste of winter to start the Bank Holiday weekend
A taste of winter for some of us this morning, with wintry showers noted across the northern half of Scotland and the high ground of north-east England, and a frost inland from the Midlands northwards. We do have cloudier milder weather with some rain persisting over southern England, but this will clear away around midday leaving all parts of the country with brighter showery weather.
During the rest of today it will be bright but rather chilly with a northerly or north-easterly breeze. We will see a scattering of showers break out widely during the afternoon, which will produce sleet and snow to low levels in Scotland, and on high ground over England and Wales and Northern Ireland. It will be a cold day everywhere for early May, with maximum temperatures between 8 and 12C, lowest in the north-east and highest in the south-west.
Tonight will have a sharp frost in most areas away from coastal fringes- so gardners take care! Tomorrow will be another day of sunny intervals and scattered showers, and some heavier showers are likely in the afternoon over Scotland and northern England with widespread hail, but still a fair amount of sunshine in between. It will be a little less cold than today during the daytime with maximum temperatures for most between 10 and 14C.
After another cold, frosty night, it's all change on Monday as an Atlantic depression sends a belt of wet and quite windy weather up from the south-west. Not everywhere will see the rain during daylight hours though- in East Anglia and south-east England, plus north-east Scotland, the rain belt probably won't arrive until after dark. The afternoon will be a washout in Wales, north-west England, south-west Scotland and Ireland.
Next week will be a pretty changeable one with warm air pushing up from the south and colliding with our current cold airmass- there will be plenty of cloud and rain about, but also the possibility of warmer air pushing up into the south at times.
5th May 2012 10:55 Updated: 5th May 2012 10:55