Dry, Sunny & Warm For Most, Outside Chance Of A Storm In The South

22nd May 2018 09:29

Dry, Sunny & Warm For Most, Outside Chance Of A Storm In The South

High pressure will be in control across the northern half of Britain for the rest of this week and also into the Bank Holiday Weekend, so for many it will stay dry, with warm sunshine by day. However, there will be a continued risk of isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms across the south, these perhaps drifting further north by the end of the week and into the weekend. Temperatures on the rise over the weekend, so by Bank Holiday Monday, we could see temperatures reach 26-28C across the south. Yes, you heard it, another very warm and sunny Bank Holiday Weekend in the offing!


It’s a sunny start to the morning across central and southern England, blue skies for many, though across the SE corner there are a few thundery showers moving in from the east. Across NE England mist and low cloud moved off the North Sea during the night, so a dull start here. Also, a weak front across the north and west is bringing a band of cloud, which is producing some rain across NE Scotland. But across NW Scotland and N. Ireland it is sunny to start too.

Early cloud will tend to break up across Wales, northern and western areas of England through the morning to join central, southern and eastern areas to a mostly dry and sunny day. However, there is a risk of some mostly isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms developing across southern areas of England and perhaps east Wales during the afternoon, but they will be hit and miss with most staying dry. Temperatures reaching 20-24C inland across much of England and Wales, cooler around the coasts.

Mist and low cloud will linger towards coastal areas of NE England and also eastern Scotland, making it cool here, with temperatures pegged back to 11-13C. Also, more in the way of cloud across northern Scotland from the remnants of that weak front, southern Scotland away from the east coast along with Northern Ireland having a mostly fine and sunny afternoon once early cloud breaks up, with temperatures reaching 15-16C.


Any evening heavy showers or thunderstorms across southern areas tending to die out, then most areas dry with clear spells overnight, though mist and low cloud lingering around North Sea coasts moving further inland tonight, across central and eastern areas.


So perhaps a grey start with mist and low cloud across some eastern areas of England and Scotland, sunnier across western areas and the southern counties of England. The cloud will tend to burn back to eastern coastal areas through the morning, where it will linger with a cool breeze off the North Sea, to leave a mostly fine and sunny day. Just the small chance of an isolated thundery shower developing across SE England. Temperatures ranging from 16-19C in the north to 20-24C in the south, cooler along North Sea coasts.

Thursday & Friday

High pressure still in charge across the north on Thursday, so many areas dry again, with sunny spells. However, southern England and perhaps south Wales will be cloudier with outbreaks of showery rain, perhaps thundery. Temperatures down a few degrees across the south as a result, temperatures reaching 18-21C generally.

Outbreaks of showery rain across the south tending to spread north across England and Wales on Friday, high pressure holding on across Scotland and N. Ireland – keeping the dry and sunny conditions here. Temperatures reaching 18-22C.

Bank Holiday Weekend

The Bank Holiday Weekend, like the last one, is looking generally sunny and warm or very warm, Monday could be the hottest day, with models currently indicating temperatures hitting the high twenties Celsius in the south. However, there will be a risk of scattered heavy showers or thunderstorms developing and drifting north at times each day.

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