High pressure rules, but still chilly out the sun & watch out for a few showers

Issued: 13th April 2021 09:18
Updated: 13th April 2021 09:31

High pressure rules, but still chilly out the sun & watch out for a few showers

With lockdown restrictions easing more people maybe focusing on what the weather will be doing in the days ahead to take advantage of meeting people outdoors or going for a drink or meal alfresco. The weather’s looking quite favourable with regards to being dry and often sunny by day, thanks to high pressure in charge. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. However, after dark it will quickly turn cold under clear skies, with widespread frost a risk for the rest of the week. So you may want to wrap up well if you are sat outside in the beer garden, the café or restaurant. It won’t be completely dry everywhere either, with cloud building in places to bring a few scattered showers. The risk of these showers more likely in the west and south today and Wednesday, the southeast on Thursday. But Friday’s looking mostly dry, away from the far northwest – where some rain is possible.

High pressure in charge for the rest of the week, but not completely dry ...


For now, a bright, cold and frosty start away from the far west. Temperatures overnight falling as low as -7.6C at Tulloch Bridge in the Highlands, in the south the lowest temperature was -5C at Charlwood, Surrey.

A fine, dry and sunny morning for many, blues skies too towards the east. Cloud will increase across the west and the south through the day, thick enough to produce some slow-moving scattered showers from late morning and through the afternoon. But many in these areas may stay dry. Best of the sunshine across eastern areas of Scotland and England – where it should stay dry. Taking a while to warm up through the morning with light winds, we are still in a cold airmass that came down form the arctic over the weekend, so temperatures reaching 8-12C at best.

Showers will ease and eventually die out this evening to leave a mostly dry night with clear spells. Not as cold as last night, but still turning cold with a frost developing in places – more particularly across the north and east.


A similar day on Wednesday, dry with sunshine for many, thanks to high pressure centred close to the northeast. Like today, cloud will increase across western areas and the far south, leading to a few showers developing across SW Scotland, NW England, Wales and southern most counties of England. On the cool side again with temperatures below average for the time of year, reaching 10-13C generally, perhaps nudging 14C across the southwest, cooler along North Sea coasts with an onshore breeze.


Northeasterly breeze picking up across SE England and East Anglia on Thursday, which will mean lower temperatures here, 9-10C at best, and more in the way of cloud with some scattered showers. But elsewhere, but elsewhere it will be mostly dry and bright or sunny with variable amounts of cloud, temperatures reaching 10-13C, but cooler along North Sea coasts.


Friday looking mostly dry, bright or sunny with patchy cloud for England and Wales, cloud thickening from the west across Scotland and N. Ireland after a bright start, with rain spreading in across NW Scotland later in the day.


Saturday’s looking mostly dry and bright or sunny, though cloud perhaps thickening and turning breezy in the north and west later, with rain moving in across N. Ireland and perhaps western Scotland later in the day. Sunday, at the moment, looking cloudy and damp with patchy rain across northern areas, drier and brighter in the south. It will be milder for most over the weekend, with winds turning more southerly, perhaps reaching the mid-teens in places.

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