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Archived articles which have appeared on our homepage since May 7th 2014.


Showers spreading northwards

[Updated 06:50 17/04/2020]

Sunset in Staffordshire. Posted by toppiker60

The north has a fine day. In the south showery rain becomes more widespread and it pushes into central areas through the afternoon. The risk of showers in the southern half of the country continues tomorrow. By Sunday it should be turning drier again.....READ IN FULL

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Sunset in Staffordshire. Posted by toppiker60 View the full size picture.

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Friday starts with a few showers in the south but it is mostly dry. Through the day showery outbreaks of rain spread northwards across southern and central areas. The heaviest bursts are likely to be in the west with the south east and East Anglia probably remaining drier. The north has a fine day but it will be chilly, particularly in the north east.

Temperatures range from a cool 9C (48F) in the north east to 17C (63F) in the south east. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Fri 17th April

Tonight showery rain affects much of England and Wales. In places it turns heavy. Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland remain dry with clear spells. Locally in the north there could be a touch of frost.

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Tomorrow looks dry and bright across the northern half of the UK. Elsewhere there will be a lot of cloud and patchy outbreaks of rain. A few bright spells could develop in the south later on. Generally feeling quite cool. 

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Sat 18th April

Mixed outlook

By Sunday drier and brighter conditions should return to all regions. There could still be some showers around but they will be more scattered. In the sun it will feel warmer than in recent days and temperatures could approach 20C (68F) in the south.

Monday is looking dry and bright for most with just the risk of a few showers in the south west. There should be a good amount of warm sunshine.

The dry conditions continue during Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures generally won't be far from the seasonal average. The highest temperatures are likely to be in the west. 

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 GMT Mon 20th April

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