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Thundery showers return

[Updated 07:10 17/06/2020]

Evening sun and clouds. Posted by brian gaze

Wednesday brings a mix of sunny spells and thundery showers. The heaviest ones are expected in western areas and there will be some torrential downpours. Tomorrow more persistent outbreaks of rain spread northwestwards. Showery conditions return for Friday and the weekend is looking mixed but details are still uncertain....READ IN FULL


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Wednesday starts with heavy showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In England and Wales it is dry. Through the day sunny spells develop but the showers become more widespread. They will be heavy and thundery at times, particularly in western and central areas. North eastern Britain should stay mostly dry but near the coast it will be cloudier.   

Temperatures range from 19C (66F) to 23C (73F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Wed 17th June

Tonight showers fade away but more persistent outbreaks of rain push westwards across central England and into Wales. Areas to the north and south have clear spells.

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Tomorrow the rain in southern and central counties spreads northeastwards . By mid afternoon it is likely to be affecting Northern Ireland and parts of northern England. Heavy showers develop to the south of it. To the north a few showers are possible but it should be mostly dry.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Thu 18th June

Mixed outlook

Friday brings sunny spells but there will be showers too. The heaviest ones are expected to be in the north and east of the UK. Wales and the south west could miss most of them.   

Forecast details for the weekend remain uncertain. On Saturday a ridge of high pressure is likely to keep things dry and bright in central and eastern areas. In the west cloud thickens and outbreaks of rain push in from the Atlantic.

During Sunday the wet weather probably clears southeastwards with brighter conditions following into much of the country. However, there is a chance of it remaining dry throughout in the south. In Scotland it may be wet for much of the day. There is also a risk of strong winds with gales in the west. 

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Sun 21st June

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