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


Settled spell starts to fray

[Updated 08:00 26/04/2020]

Rainbow. Of sorts. Posted by brian gaze

The south will be fine and warm again today. In central and northern regions showers develop and become increasingly widespread. During the coming week a major change is on the way with much more unsettled weather returning. All regions regions can expect to see showers or longer spells of rain....READ IN FULL

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Rainbow. Of sorts. Posted by brian gaze View the full size picture.

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Sunday starts dry in much of the UK but there are a few showers in northern England and northern Scotland. Through the day southern counties have long sunny periods and it will be warm again. Central and northern regions have some bright spells but showers become more widespread. 

Temperatures range 11C (52F) in northern Scotland to 21C (70F) in England. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Sun 26th April

Tonight showery rain continues in Wales and central England as well as northern Scotland. Elsewhere it should be dry with clear spells. Locally in the north there could be a touch of frost.

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Tomorrow the north has a mix of sunny spells and showers. Over the Scottish mountains sleet or snow is possible. In central areas a band of cloud and patchy rain gradually pushes southwards and is replaced by brighter skies. The south probably has warm sunshine for a while but during the afternoon cloud builds and there could be some showery rain.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 16:00 BST Mon 27th April

Unsettled week ahead

Showery conditions continue on Tuesday in central and northern regions. In the south there is a risk of more persistent outbreaks of rain which could turn heavy.

Through the rest of the week it is looking unsettled as areas of low pressure push in from the Atlantic. All regions could see showers or longer spells of rain and daytime temperatures are forecast to be close to the seasonal average. In exposed locations there is a risk of gales.  

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GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Thu 30th April

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