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Brief taste of summer for some

[Updated 07:00 31/05/2019]

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The next few days bring a mixed bag of weather. Southern and central regions will be very warm today and tomorrow. In the north it remains more mixed generally and the north west has heavy rain today. By Sunday cooler and showery conditions start returning from the west, but central and eastern England could hang on to the heat....READ IN FULL

Friday starts with patchy outbreaks of rain in the north and west. Southern and central counties have a mainly dry day, although there could be some light rain in Wales this morning. Cloud breaks to give warm sunny spells. The north remains mostly overcast and there will be further rain. In the north west heavy outbreaks are likely, especially in the afternoon.

Temperatures range from 12C (54F) in northern Scotland to 23C (73F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Fri 31st May

Tonight outbreaks of rain in the north move eastwards and become lighter. There could also be some patchy rain in central areas for a time, but by the end of the night it becomes drier. It will be very mild.

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Tomorrow southern and central regions have a very warm day with sunny spells, although there probably will be quite a lot of cloud around. Temperatures in the sun could reach 27C (81F). In Northern Ireland and northern England the likelihood of showery rain increases during the afternoon. Much of Scotland probably remains dry. 

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Sat 1st June

Changeable outlook for early summer

The very warm or hot conditions continue in central and eastern England on Sunday. During the afternoon there is the possibility of isolated thunderstorms in East Anglia and the south east. Elsewhere showery outbreaks of rain and cooler air  steadily return from the west.

On Monday scattered showers are likely in England and Wales but it should be mainly dry and bright. In the north, and particularly the north west, showers will be heavier and more frequent. Temperatures will be lower than in recent days but it stays quite warm in central and eastern England.

During the rest of the week showery conditions are expected in all regions. The south east probably has the warmest and driest weather. 

GFS forecast 500hPa heights and pressure

GFS 500hPa heights and pressure, 16:00 BST Mon 3rd June

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16 day GEFS ensembles at a glance

A period of warm and quite settled weather is shown in early June. Before and after then it looks quite changeable. View latest GEFS.


Mostly dry with variable cloud


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