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


Settled and warmish in the south

[Updated 06:45 15/05/2020]

Sunset. Posted by Cumbrian Snowman

The southern half of the country has a lot of dry weather in the next few days and it will be quite warm. In the north, and particularly the north west, it remains more mixed with a greater risk of showers or longer spells of rain. High pressure is set to keep things quite settled well into next week....READ IN FULL

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Friday starts with showery rain in the north west of the UK. Elsewhere it is dry and there has been a patchy frost in the southern half of the UK. Through the day showers affect northern and western Scotland. Other areas have sunny spells, but isolated showers are possible in Northern Ireland and northern England. After the cold start it quickly warms up.   

Temperatures range from 11C (52F) in the far north to 18C (64F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Fri 15th May

Tonight showers continue in the north west. Elsewhere it will be dry and chilly with ground frost in places.

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Tomorrow patchy outbreaks of rain push into the north west. The rest of the country has a dry day. Cloud amounts will be with variable but there should be a reasonable amount of sunshine. It will be quite warm.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 16:00 BST Sat 16th May

Most settled in the south

During Sunday rain becomes more widespread across the northern half of the UK. In the north west some heavy outbreaks are possible. Southern and central regions remain warm and sunny with temperatures possibly reaching 23C (74F) locally.

Monday is looking fine and warm in the south. Across central and northern regions thicker cloud brings patchy outbreaks of rain.

The middle part of next week is expected to be mainly fine and warm. The most settled weather is likely to be in the south and west with a greater risk of rain in the north west. Later in the week more unsettled conditions could spread eastwards.

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GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Tue 19th May

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