The Weather's Not Got Talent
If you're on the hunt for some warm, dry May weather then unfortunately you'll be waiting a little while yet as the unsettled theme continues this week even though some warmer air will be pushing up from the south.
It's actually that warm air which is going to really complicate things this week as the air across the UK is still pretty cold, and where the two meet it could well mean some particularly wet weather to come (again).
Starting tomorrow, the showers from this evening will have cleared away to the east overnight leaving a mainly dry start to the working week with just a smattering of showers here and there - particularly in eastern areas. Through the day scattered showers will develop (some heavy - especially in the north and west) but in between there ought to be some decent sunny spells, and in the south of the country that's going to mean some warmth coming through. Temperatures in the south will peak at 17-18c, perhaps even a 19c in the southeast, whereas further north it'll be slightly cooler with 10-15c typically and perhaps cooler still in the cloudier and more showery northwest.
Into Wednesday persistent rain will push up from the southwest to affect the southern half of the country, some of which could well be heavy and thundery - particularly close to the south coast. Elsewhere it's a mainly dry day with one or two showers around - especially across the northern half of Scotland. Temperatures will be pleasant enough, getting nicely into the teens away from the wetter areas.
It's late Wednesday and into Thursday that really needs watching though as that milder air has a push north as a low pressure system makes it's way across the country from Atlantic. The track of that system is a little uncertain at the moment, but suffice to say there is some potentially with some fairly nasty weather - heavy & persistent rain and high winds.
To give an idea of the battle taking place between the milder and colder airmasses - on the colder northern side of the system it could just be a few degrees above freezing, further south we could see the first 20c since March once the rain has moved through. It's a day to watch and one we'll be keeping you up to date with as we move through the week.
7th May 2012 21:01 Updated: 7th May 2012 21:01