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Unsettled and wet week

[Updated 06:45 27/04/2020]

Redundant sun loungers. Posted by brian gaze

April has been a very warm and dry month but the last few days will bring a very different flavour to the weather. All regions have showers or longer spells of rain as it turns increasingly unsettled. With high pressure centred to the north the wettest conditions are likely to be in the southern half of the UK....READ IN FULL


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Monday starts with showers in northern Scotland and outbreaks of rain in northern England. Through the day the rain edges southwards but it becomes increasingly light and patchy. Some warm sunny spells could develop to the south of it and conditions to the north will be brighter. Showers continue in Scotland and over high ground they could fall as sleet or snow.

Temperatures range 8C (46F) in northern Scotland to 20C (68F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 16:00 BST Mon 27th April

Tonight outbreaks of rain become heavy and persistent across the south. By the end of the night they push northwards across much of Wales and the Midlands. The north has clear spells but showers continue in Scotland. 

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Tomorrow much of the southern half of the UK starts off wet. Through the day drier conditions steadily return to Wales and western England. The north has a mix of sunny spells and showers. It will be cold, particularly in the wet areas.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Tue 28th April

More rain on the way

During Wednesday a band of rain pushes northeastwards across the UK, although it probably remains dry in much of Scotland. Brighter conditions follow follow but later in the day further heavy showery rain pushes into the south west and Wales.  

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 Fri 1st May

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