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Thundery showers clearing

[Updated 07:00 21/05/2020]

Lightning strikes. Posted by toppiker60

Showery rain pushes northeastwards this morning and much of the UK has a fine afternoon. The next few days are looking quite changeable with the wettest conditions in the north and west. By Sunday high pressure will be building back from the south and temperatures rising. Bank Holiday Monday should be mainly sunny and warm....READ IN FULL

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Thursday starts with showery rain in the west of the UK. Elsewhere it is dry. Through the morning the showers move northeastwards. There could be some thunder mixed in, particularly in the south east and East Anglia. Brighter skies follow from the southwest and this afternoon showers become restricted to eastern Scotland.

Temperatures won't be as high as yesterday but it will be another warm day. Values range from 15C (59F) in the far north to 26C (78F) in the south east.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Thu 21st May

Tonight outbreaks of rain push eastwards across much of the country. In the north they will be heavy. The south eastern corner and East Anglia probably remain dry. Winds strengthen.

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Tomorrow rain clears eastwards. Brighter conditions follow but further heavy showery rain affect the north west. It will be windy, particularly in the north where gales are likely.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Fri 22nd May

Mixed Bank Holiday weekend

Through the weekend the weather will be quite changeable. Wet weather is expected in northern areas on Saturday. There could also be showery rain central and southern counties at times. It will be windy with gales in the north.

By Sunday high pressure starts to build back across the south so the risk of rain becomes increasingly restricted to the north west. Winds will be lighter than recently and temperatures higher. 

Bank Holiday Monday is looking fine and warm in most of the UK. The exception is likely to be the far north west where outbreaks of rain are possible.

Mainly settled and warm conditions should continue through the middle part of next week.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Mon 25th May

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