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BBC monthly outlook

Monday 10 April—Sunday 16 April

Chill in the air in lead up to Easter

We look to the north for our air this week. A short burst of Arctic air on Monday, and then a longer spell of that air later this week. So after a warm weekend, especially over England and Wales, we will all notice a drop in temperatures. There will also be a more unsettled spell of weather, especially over more northern parts of the British Isles, with stronger winds and outbreaks of rain. The heaviest rain will be on Tuesday across the north and west of Scotland. England and Wales will maintain a lot of dry, bright weather during the week but becoming breezy here too and feeling noticeably cooler. This cooler air looks set to remain in place into the Easter weekend, with temperatures some ten degrees Celsius lower than the previous weekend. However, there will still be some drier weather with sunny spells, but also brief periods of showers or longest spells of rain. These showers most likely in the north with snow on the hills.

Monday 17 April—Sunday 23 April

Beginning to warm up again

Cool, rather changeable conditions are expected on Easter Monday with the driest, brightest weather likely to be over southern England and south Wales. As we go through next week, there will be further showers or longer spells of rain affecting northern parts of the British Isles, with showers falling as snow over the hills. High pressure looks set to remain close to southwest England, maintaining a lot of dry weather across the country and only brief unsettled interludes, these most likely in the north. Winds will start off from a cool northwesterly direction, but towards the end of the week we begin to see milder air crossing the country with a rise in temperatures.

Monday 24 April—Sunday 7 May

High staying close by

April looks set to finish with high pressure never too far away from the British Isles. This means a lot of dry weather to end the month, resulting in a much drier than average April for many areas. There will be some short lived, more unsettled periods of weather with outbreaks of rain and stronger winds coming in from the Atlantic, mostly affecting Northern Ireland as well as the north and west of Scotland. Temperatures are expected to be close to normal for the end of April, with frosts likely in more rural locations. At this stage, a similar scenario is expected to persist into early May. There are signs of milder air returning to the UK, with higher daytime and overnight temperatures.

Next week

When do we see a change to more unsettled weather?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#outlookhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#outlook

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BBC Monthly outlook

Monday 17 April—Sunday 23 April
Slowly, but surely, warming up.

A chilly start to the week across much of the UK with cold air being dragged down from the north. There will be a few showers around on Monday but many of us will have a dry day with good sunny spells. Overnight into Tuesday cold air will spread across all of the UK, bringing a frosty night for most but also pleasant sunshine during Tuesday. It will be a chilly day, especially in the south-east where there will be more of a breeze and some showers. During the rest of the week temperatures will climb steadily, particularly across the south where there will also be some decent sunshine at times thanks to the influence of high pressure. Overnight however, it will be cold with a risk of frost. Further north it will be a cloudier picture with a chance of some rain and strong winds at times and milder conditions by night.

Monday 24 April—Sunday 30 April
A chill returns for the end of the month.

To start the week a northerly breeze is likely to return across all parts of the UK, so it will turn chilly with overnight frosts possible in all areas. At times there will be showers but for many it will be mostly dry with some good sunshine. In the far north and east, it will be cloudy at times with a chance of rain and strong winds.

Monday 1 May—Sunday 14 May
High and dry

High pressure looks set to remain close by as we head into May bringing settled and drier than average weather. However, brief spells of unsettled weather will mean some rain at times, mainly for the north and east. Although the new month is likely to start quite chilly, temperatures should rise as we head towards the middle of the month.

Next week
As the days lengthen could there be any sign of summer on the way.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#outlook

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BBC monthly outlook

Monday 24 April—Sunday 30 April
Cold and showery for a time, some rain later

Some really cold air will be spreading southwards on Monday, following a band of rain which will clear southern England in the evening. Wintry showers will follow to Scotland and northeast England, with snow to quite low levels. By Tuesday, cold northerly winds will be bringing sunny intervals and showers of rain, sleet and snow to many places. By Wednesday, the showers, still wintry in places, will mainly affect England, while the north and west turn drier. For Thursday and Friday, cloudier and less cold weather, with a little rain, will spread from the northwest, leading on to a mixed weekend - with most places seeing rain at some stage, especially the northwest.

Monday 1 May—Sunday 7 May
Early May warmth

After the unsettled weekend, settled weather looks set to develop in early May. High pressure will build over the country, bringing most areas several days of dry and warmer weather with some sunshine, although it may take some time to extend to northwest Scotland. Before the air warms up, however, there could be a couple of very chilly nights with ground frost. Winds are likely to turn south or southeasterly, while any threat of rain later in the week is likely to be focused towards southwestern parts.

Monday 8 May—Sunday 21 May
Often dry - but warm or cold?

For the middle fortnight of the month there is still likely to be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells around, with high pressure staying in charge of the weather pattern over the UK. Exactly where the high settles will have an important influence on the temperature. Although warm at times, such springtime highs tend to move westwards. This suggests that western parts will stay driest and sunniest, with the south and east most likely to catch any approaching bands of rain, but it may also mean that colder air will return on northerly winds at times.

Next week

A full look ahead at May 2017 - a spring or summer month this year?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#outlook

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