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Frozen In Time

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


Cold arctic air sweeps southwards

[Updated 07:20 10/05/2020]

Cloudy sky, near Bosley. Posted by toppiker60

Yesterday was very warm in the southern half of the country with temperatures reaching the mid 20Cs. Today offers a big contrast as arctic pushes southwards, although in the south there will be some warm sunshine early on. The cold air reaches all of the UK by tonight and a strong wind adds to the chill....READ IN FULL

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Cloudy sky, near Bosley. Posted by toppiker60 View the full size picture.

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Sunday starts with outbreaks of rain in north eastern England and southern Scotland. Elsewhere it is mostly dry. Through the day the band of rain steadily pushes southwards but it becomes increasingly patchy. By the time it reaches southern England this afternoon it won't amount to much. Colder and brighter conditions follow but there will be wintry showers in the northern half of Scotland.

Temperatures range from 7C (45F) in the north to 18C (64F) near the south coast. A strengthening northeasterly wind adds to the chill  See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 16:00 BST Sun 10th May

Tonight wintry showers affect north eastern Britain. Elsewhere it becomes dry. It remains quite windy but in sheltered parts of the north and west frost is likely.

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Tomorrow will be mostly dry and chilly, although in the north east scattered showers are possible and they could be wintry. A keen north or northeasterly wind adds to the chill.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Mon 11th May

A lot of dry weather

Frost is likely to be widespread early on Tuesday. Even in parts of the south temperatures may dip below 0C (32F). Most of the UK will be dry and bright. A few showers are possible, especially in the far north where they could still be wintry. Temperatures will be a little higher than recently and in the sunshine it should feel pleasant.

Through the rest of the week there could be some showers but a lot of dry weather is expected. Temperatures remain on the low side for mid May.

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GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Wed 13th May

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