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Taste of summer followed by winter

[Updated 06:45 06/05/2020]

Moon, mountain and cherry blossom, near to Auchterarder. Posted by Uncle Ted

Temperatures across the UK will be rising during the next few days. There will be a lot of dry and sunny weather too but the risk of showers increases. This weekend a dramatic change is expected to take place as very cold Arctic air sweeps southwards. In the north showers probably turn to snow by Sunday....READ IN FULL


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Moon, mountain and cherry blossom, near to Auchterarder. Posted by Uncle Ted View the full size picture.

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Wednesday starts dry across the UK. It is cold and in places there has been a touch of frost. Through the day sunny periods develop and it will feel warmer than in recent days. The far south west has more cloud and possibly a few showers.

Temperatures range 15C (59F) to 19C (66F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Wed 6th May

Tonight the risk of showers in Northern Ireland, western Wales and south western England increases. Other regions will be  chilly and dry with clear skies.

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Tomorrow sunny periods develop in much of the country. Temperatures could reach 22C (72F) in the south. Central and eastern areas remain mainly dry but in the west showers form and a few of them could be heavy.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Thu 7th May

Turning much colder

Friday bring spells of warm sunshine. In the south east temperatures could reach 24C (75F). Showers bubble up during the course of the day and in places they could be heavy. Across the northern half of Scotland they become more frequent.

During the weekend a major change takes place. Saturday will be very warm in the southern half of the country but there is risk of showers which could be heavy in the south west. In the north outbreaks of rain steadily push southwards. Over the Scottish mountains they turn to snow as Arctic air arrives. Showery rain clears southwards through Sunday and the cold air sweeps down over all regions. Wintry showers develop in northern and eastern counties.

Next week starts cold and showery. Nighttime frosts are likely. Temperatures gradually recover as high pressure builds in from the west. Later on it could turn more changeable with showery rain returning.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Sun 10th May

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