More cool and showery weather

[Updated 06:55 05/06/2020]

Hefty showers over the hills. Leek, Staffordshire Posted by toppiker60

The weather remains mixed through the rest of the week with showers or longer spells of rain in all regions. It will be cool and windy for June. Early next week it should become more settled as high pressure builds northeastwards. Forecast confidence in the longer term outlook is low. The latest guidance suggests it will turn a lot warmer but there is a risk of showers returning to the south.


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Friday starts with showers in parts of the UK. Through the day the showers becomes widespread. Some of them will be heavy, particularly in northern and eastern areas. Sunny spells develop too with the best of them in south west England. In the northern half of Scotland more persistent outbreaks of rain return. Windy generally. Gales are possible in parts of the  north west and north east.    

Cool in all areas. Temperatures range from 8C (46F) in the far north to 17C (63F) near the south coast. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 16:00 BST Fri 5th June

Tonight the showers fade away in southern and central areas. Across the northern half of the country a band of rain pushes southwards. It remains windy.

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Tomorrow outbreaks of rain spread southwards across England and Wales. Some heavy bursts are likely, particularly in the east. Brighter conditions follow from the north but further showers develop and more prolonged spells of rain may return to Scotland. Cool and windy.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Sat 6th June

Warming up next week

Sunday starts mostly dry and bright. Through the day showers bubble up and in eastern England some could be heavy. However, many places miss them. In the south and west it will feel warmer. Winds won't be as strong as they have been recently.

Monday is looking fine in much of the country. A few showers are possible in eastern England but they should be lighter and more scattered than in recent days. 

During the middle part of the next week it is expected to be mostly fine and increasingly warm as high pressure builds northeastwards. In the longer term there is a lot of uncertainty. Areas of low pressure may start to approach from the southwest bringing an increasing risk of heavy showery rain to southern counties. 

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Wed 10th June

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