Rain Moving East Turning Showery
As we start August, there are no signs yet of prolonged dry, warm and sunny weather coming back for the last meteorological month of summer. We could have stuck with the same script of showers or longer spells of rain each day we update this page for much of this summer, with today being no exception. But we like to think each day may be different, particularly as some places may fair better than others.
For today, many places will see rain at some point and it will become windy too, as a deepening area of low pressure to the west of Ireland tightens the isobars and drives bands of rain or showers eastwards across the UK. So it’s a generally cloudy start this morning, with some showers across northern areas with more persistent rain pushing in across Northern Ireland, western Scotland, the Irish Sea, SW Wales and Cornwall. It’s mainly dry for now across the rest of Wales and southern England with some bright or sunny spells towards the southeast. However, the rain in the west will spread east across many areas today, turning more showery as it does so across England with a few heavy thundery downpours possible. Though rain moving east across Scotland may remain persistent in places. The best chance of some bright or sunny spells will be across eastern areas in between the showers, where we could see temperatures reach 20-21C. In the north and west temperatures reaching 17-19C.
Tonight, winds will ease, rain will clear Scotland and showers will gradually fade away elsewhere with some clear spells developing. Then for Thursday, a drier and brighter day for Scotland and after a dry and bright start further south, showers moving in across Wales and SW England in the morning will become more widespread across England and Wales in the afternoon, some of which could be heavy and thundery. Despite being another breezy day, we could see temperatures reach 21-22C where we see some sunshine.
Friday we see further widespread showers develop through the day, some which could turn out heavy and thundery. And yet more heavy and thundery showers can be expected over the weekend, thanks to low pressure sitting close by over Ireland, one place that may escape most the showers could be the southeast of England, so perhaps staying mainly dry for those outdoor Olympic events.
1st August 2012 09:35 Updated: 1st August 2012 09:35