UK Weather: It's A Change Jim But Not As We know It

16th July 2018 09:41

UK Weather: It's A Change Jim But Not As We know It

We have a change in our weather this week, with some fresher air arriving for a time at least, but if you're expecting a dramatic swing to wet, windy much cooler conditions, it's not on the cards. So, while there will be some rain and showers at times, sunny, dry weather will still be the main player - especially away from the northwest of the country.

Lower pressure playing more of a role at the start and end of the week, but watch high pressure building back again for the weekend:

Today, we have a cold front moving slowly down from the northwest, with some showery, perhaps thundery rain on it. Behind it, there's fresher, slightly cooler air with sunny spells and scattering of showers. Ahead of it, it's still hot, but there is the risk of some isolated thunderstorms and downpours developing during the day. Temperatures will be highest in that southeastern quarter of England, with the high-twenties or low-thirties the peak once again. Elsewhere the high-teens to low-twenties will be more like it. 

By tomorrow, the front will have moved through to leave us all in the fresher air. That'll mean the warmest spots in the southeast of England will see 21-24c, and other regions will again peak into the high-teens or low-twenties. So, still warm everywhere but several degrees down on the peak temperatures we've seen over the weekend.

Temperatures tomorrow - cooler than of late

For most, it'll be a day of variable cloud, sunny spells and a reasonable scattering of showers - these most frequent in the north and west.

Midweek sees not too much change initially, with temperatures staying at a similar level, the showers becoming even less frequent, so many parts enjoying lots more sunshine. Low pressure will be swinging through between Iceland and the north of Scotland during Thursday and into Friday though, which is going to mean some rain moving down from the northwest to end the week. There is some uncertainty regarding the southern extent of the wet weather, with the most likely scenario that it'll affect Scotland, Ireland and maybe northern England in the main, with those south of all that staying dry and becoming very warm again.

High pressure back for the weekend 

High pressure back at the weekendWith high pressure pumping back up from the southwest this weekend, we're liable to be back to where we started again. That means loads of sunshine and temperatures climbing up into the mid-high twenties (perhaps higher in places). The far northwest may see a bit more in the way of cloud and rain at times though. So, all in all, a bit more variety in our weather during the coming week, but for those hoping for enough rain to make up for the recent deficit, it's not looking likely to happen.

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