The month ahead

The monthly outlook is based on output from various global forecasting models combined with our own analysis.

April: Mixed month

Over the forecast period temperatures are expected to be above average.

Close to average.

1/4 to 7/4
A mixed week is expected. In central and eastern regions quite a lot of dry weather is likely with reasonable amounts of sunshine. Not dry all of the time though with a chance of sharp showers or possibly even more persistent outbreaks of rain. In the west and north of the UK a generally more unsettled picture is expected to bring heavy showers and longer spells of rain at times. Despite this temperatures here should also be above the early April average, although cooler at times in Scotland. Towards the end of the week more persistent rain may gradually push south eastwards with clearer and cooler conditions returning from the north west. 
8/4 to 14/4
A mixed week is again expected. Early on showers are likely, especially in the north where they could be heavy at times. Over the Scottish mountains it could be cold enough for some of these to fall as sleet or snow. During the course of the week a trend towards drier weather with higher daytime temperatures is expected to develop in southern and central regions and possibly extend to the north. Overnight temperatures could fall bringing a risk of patchy frost.
15/4 to 30/4
Forecast confidence for the second half of the month is low. Early in the period there could be quite a lot of dry and fine weather with daytime temperatures mostly above the mid April average. Later on a transition to more unsettled conditions with showers or longer spells of rain and close to average temperatures is possible. North western areas probably the most unsettled with the south east expected to remain drier.   
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Important note about long range weather forecasts
It is considered impossible to say with certainty what the weather will be like more than a few days ahead in the UK. Long range forecasts on TheWeatherOutlook have not been independently verified, and we make no claims for their accuracy. A range of factors including seasonal computer models, recent weather patterns, sea surface temperatures and teleconnections are considered when making the forecasts.


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