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Fine in the south today

[Updated 07:30 17/05/2020]

Rudyard lake. Posted by toppiker60

Warm sunny spells develop in southern and central counties today. In the north there will be outbreaks of rain at times. During the next few days the southern half of the country has a lot of fine weather and it becomes increasingly warm. In the north things remain more mixed....READ IN FULL


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Sunday starts damp in the northern half of the UK and in the north west there are persistent outbreaks of rain. To the south it is dry with variable amounts of cloud. Through the day southern and central regions stay dry and sunny spells develop. Rain in northern areas should become focused on northern Scotland for a time but this afternoon further outbreaks push into Northern Ireland.

Temperatures range from 12C (54F) in the north west to 21C (70F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Sun 17th May

Tonight outbreaks of rain spread eastwards across much of the north. Later on showery conditions return from the west. To the south it remains dry.

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Tomorrow is looking fine in southern and central regions. In the north showery rain is likely and in the afternoon it could turn more persistent in Northern Ireland. It will be warm, particularly in the south.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Mon 18th May

Becoming very warm

The warm and settled period continues in the southern half of the country on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the north west there is a risk of showery rain early on. Temperatures in the south east could reach 27C (81F).

The fine conditions may continue in southern and central regions on Thursday. In the north outbreaks of rain are likely to push in from the west. 

Through Friday and the weekend a more changeable theme is expected to return. All regions could see showers or longer spells of rain. The driest and brightest conditions will probably be in the south and south east.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Thu 21st May

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