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Frozen In Time

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Cold nights bring frost risk

[Updated 07:00 12/05/2020]

Sunset, Leek, Staffordshire. Posted by toppiker60

High pressure will bring a lot of dry weather through the rest of the week. Daytime temperatures gradually recover but the nights remain chilly with an ongoing risk of frost. By the weekend warmer air is likely to be returning from the southwest and temperatures in the south could climb above 21C (70F)....READ IN FULL


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Sunset, Leek, Staffordshire. Posted by toppiker60 View the full size picture.

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Tuesday starts with a widespread frost in England and Wales. In Scotland and Northern Ireland there are scattered showers and it isn't as cold. Through the day a band of rain, sleet and snow pushes southwards across the northern half of Scotland. Over high ground accumulations of snow are likely. Other parts of the north have sunny periods but there will be scattered showers.

Southern and central regions have a fine day with with sunny periods. Lighter winds and slightly higher temperatures make it feel warmer than it has in recent days.

Temperatures range from 7C (45F) in the far north to 16C (61F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 16:00 BST Tue 12th May

Tonight the band of rain and snow in Scotland moves southwards and fades away. To the north there will be scattered wintry showers and a widespread frost. Areas to the south will be dry but cloudy periods could hold temperatures up a little.

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Tomorrow a few showers affect the north and east. In Scotland they could still have a wintry flavour. Elsewhere it will be dry and bright. Temperatures remain disappointing for the time of year and a widespread frost returns overnight.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Wed 13th May

Daytime temperatures rising

During Thursday showers continue in the far north. Elsewhere it should be dry and bright. Temperatures will be higher than recently, especially in eastern areas. Despite that a chilly night follows and patchy frost is likely. 

Little changes during Friday. After a cold start it will feel pleasant in the afternoon sunshine.

By the weekend high pressure will be sinking southeastwards across the UK. That allows warmer air from the southwest to begin returning. Sunday could see temperatures reaching 23C (73F) in the south.

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

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