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Mostly fine Bank Holiday Monday

[Updated 06:50 25/05/2020]

Rudyard lake. Posted by toppiker60

Much of the UK has a fine and warm Bank Holiday Monday, although in the north west outbreaks of rain push in from the Atlantic this afternoon. An area of high pressure will continue to dominate the weather through the coming week keeping it warm and settled for much of the time. Temperatures in the south could reach 27C (81F) on some days....READ IN FULL


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Bank Holiday Monday starts dry across the UK. Through the day there will be long sunny periods in much of the country. In Northern Ireland and western Scotland cloud amounts increase with outbreaks of rain developing this afternoon. Winds will be much lighter than in recent days except in the north west.  

Temperatures range from 15C (59F) in the far north west to a warm 26C (78F) in the south.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Mon 25th May

Tonight the rain in the north west pushes southeastwards into Wales and northern England. It becomes increasingly light and patchy. Other areas will be dry.

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Tomorrow thicker cloud in central areas could bring a few spots of rain. To the north and south it stays dry with sunny spells. The highest temperatures will be in the south where values peak in the mid 20Cs again.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 16:00 BST Tue 26th May

High pressure in control

Mainly settled and very warm conditions continue on Wednesday in southern and central regions, although an odd shower is possible. In the north thicker cloud may bring some patchy rain.

Thursday is looking fine. Long sunny spells are expected and it will be warm. Even in eastern Scotland 25C (77F) could be reached. It's a similar picture on Friday, although near the east coast it may be cooler.

Guidance from computer models suggests high pressure will hold on through the coming weekend. Subtle changes mean the risk of showers may begin to increase.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Thu 28th May

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