Make The Most Of It!
After an unsettled and rather wet week, with flooding in places, most areas of the British Isles should enjoy some much-deserved dry and sunny conditions today. For England and Wales, we will hang on to the mainly dry and bright conditions all weekend, but for Scotland and Northern Ireland, wet and windy weather will move in on Sunday. This wet weather will then spread southeast across all the UK on Monday morning, followed by blustery showers through to mid-week, before more rain spreads across the UK later next week. So make the most of the dry and sunny weather on offer today!
In more detail for today, after a chilly start, much of the UK will generally have a dry day with plenty of sunshine on offer. Cloud will bubble-up in places, which may bring a few scattered and mainly light showers across the far east of England, Northern Ireland, northern Scotland and perhaps a few developing through the Cheshire Gap. Despite the sunshine, temperatures aren't going to be anything to write home about, 13-15C generally - perhaps 16C across the SE of England. Winds should be lighter than yesterday, so feeling pleasant in the sunshine.
Then another cold night in the offing for many areas, with clear skies leading to a grass frost in rural areas. However, cloud and rain will move in across NW Scotland by the end of the night, accompanied by a strengthening southwesterly wind. So into Sunday, cloud and persistent rain will continue to spread east across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day, southwesterly winds will become strong to gale force, with rain heavy across western Scotland. But for much of England and Wales, it will be another dry day, with sunny spells, though cloud will tend to increase through the day across northern areas with patchy rain developing across northern England by the evening. Temperatures will reach 15C in Cardiff, perhaps 17C in London, but under the cloud and rain in the north - 10C in Belfast and Edinburgh.
The rain in the north will sink southwards across England and Wales on Monday morning, weakening as it does so, followed by sunshine and blustery showers in the afternoon. Tuesday looks likely to see more showers for many, perhaps drier on Wednesday before cloud and rain returns later in the day in the north - spreading across all areas on Thursday and Friday.
12th May 2012 10:25 Updated: 12th May 2012 10:25