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April warmth could set records

[Updated 06:40 22/04/2020]

Fine weather. Posted by toppiker60

April has been very warm so far with the Central England Temperature (CET) provisionally at 10.6C which is 3.1C above the average. A record breaking month is a realistic possibility. The next few days bring more settled weather to the UK. However, by the weekend the risk of showers begins to increase and next week is looking more mixed....READ IN FULL


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Wednesday starts fine across the UK and through the day there will be long sunny periods. Winds will be lighter than yesterday but still from the east. Therefore, the warmest conditions can be expected in sheltered parts of the south and west again. 

Temperatures range 12C (54F) in the north east to 22C (72F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Wed 22nd April

Tonight it remains dry. Clear spells allow temperatures to drop and in sheltered northern locations a patchy frost is possible.

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Tomorrow it's more of the same. Long sunny periods develop, although there could be more cloud in the north east. If anything it will be a little warmer than today with temperatures in the south and southwest reaching 24C (75F). It remains cooler in the north east and eastern coastal counties.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Thu 23rd April

Cooler next week

The fine conditions continue on Friday, although isolated showers may pop up across the the south west and Wales. Temperatures will be similar to recent days. 

During the weekend there are indications of it starting to turn more changeable. Forecast details are uncertain but showers are likely to become an increasing risk. However, current guidance suggests there will be further periods of warm sunshine too. 

Next week more mixed weather is expected as high pressure declines and a westerly flow returns. All regions could see showery spells of rain and daytime temperatures are forecast to be closer to the seasonal average.  

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 GMT Sun 26th April

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