Dry with sunny spells

[Updated 06:40 16/04/2021]

Wall to wall sunshine. Posted by hilett1978

High pressure keeps much of the UK dry today, but there could still be an shower around. After a cold start it should feel quite pleasant in sunny spells this afternoon. The weather becomes more mixed this weekend, with outbreaks of rain in the north and west at times.

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Friday begins dry and there is a widespread frost. In much of the UK temperatures have fallen below freezing point overnight. Through the day a few isolated showers bubble up but most places stay dry. In the west more cloud is likely in the afternoon, but central and eastern areas remain brighter.

Maximum temperatures range from 9C (48F) in the south east to 15C (59F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

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Meteo France Arpege, cloud, 16:00 Friday, 16th April

Tonight thicker cloud holds up temperatures in the west and in the far north west there could be some rain. Central and eastern parts of Britain have clear periods and a patchy frost returns.

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Tomorrow will be dry and most places have bright spells. After a cold start it feels pleasant in the afternoon sunshine.

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GFS, temperatures, 16:00 Saturday, 17th April

More mixed early next week

Through Sunday patchy outbreaks of rain affect much of the north and west. The south and east stay drier and brighter. Temperatures in the south east should be a little higher than in recent days.

During the first half of next week weather fronts slowly edge southeastwards. Outbreaks of rain associated with them become patchier and amounts in central and south eastern England are expected to be small. Once they clear away high pressure builds back in from the west. It brings the prospect of another another settled period.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Tuesday, 20th April

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