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Temperatures rising this week

[Updated 06:50 18/05/2020]

Gun moor. Posted by toppiker60

Southern and central regions will be dry and warm today and tomorrow. In the north it remains more unsettled. The settled conditions spread northwards on Wednesday and it could be the warmest day of the year so far. Beyond that a more changeable theme returns, especially in the north and west....READ IN FULL

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Monday starts with patchy outbreaks of rain in the north. To the south it is dry with variable amounts of cloud. Through the day southern and central regions stay dry and sunny spells develop. In Scotland it turns drier but further showery spells of rain push into North Ireland and north western England.

Temperatures range from 12C (54F) in the north west to 23C (74F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

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

Tonight outbreaks of rain affect much of the north and in the north west they will be heavy at times. To the south it remains dry.

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Tomorrow it is a similar picture. Southern and central regions have a fine and warm day. In the north showery rain is likely. Temperatures in the south should be a couple of degrees higher than today and it will feel very warm in the afternoon.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Tue 19th May

Becoming very warm

The dry and sunny weather spreads northwards on Wednesday across the whole of the country. It will be very warm and in the south temperatures could reach 27C (81F) for the first time this year.

During Thursday a band of showery rain spreads eastwards and thunderstorms are possible in places. Brighter conditions follow behind it and there could be some warm sunshine around in the afternoon. 

Through Friday and the weekend a changeable theme is expected. All regions may see showers or longer spells of rain. The driest and brightest conditions will be in the south and south east. Towards the end of the period it is expected to warm up again in the south and east.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Fri 22nd May

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