More dry weather this week

[Updated 06:40 19/04/2021]

Looks like a dust devil. Posted by brian gaze

High pressure has brought a lot of dry weather recently. Although things are looking more mixed this week, rainfall amounts in most of the UK are expected to be small. There are tentative indications of more unsettled conditions developing in the longer term, particularly in the south.

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Looks like a dust devil. Posted by brian gaze View the full size picture.

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Monday begins with outbreaks of rain in the far north west. Elsewhere it is dry and there has been a touch of frost in places. Through the day wet weather continues to be a risk in the Western Isles and parts of Northern Ireland. The rest of the UK has a dry day with the brightest conditions in central and eastern counties.

Maximum temperatures range from 12C (54F) in the north and west to 18C (64F) in eastern England. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege chart 1
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 Monday, 19th April

Tonight patchy spells of rain move eastwards over much of Northern Ireland and Scotland. England and Wales will be dry and chilly.

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Tomorrow spells of rain in the north push southeastwards and steadily fade away. Ahead of them in southern and central counties scattered showers are possible. The longest sunny periods are likely in the north.

Arpege chart 2
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 Tuesday, 20th April

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During Wednesday some light showery rain is possible in the south and south west. Other areas have a dry and bright day. Temperatures are expected to be on the low side for the time of year and a widespread frost develops overnight.

Thursday and Friday are looking dry. The nights will be chilly and there is a risk of frost in places. Daytime temperatures should be close to the average and in sunny spells it feels warm.

Through the weekend colder air may filter down from the northeast. It could become particularly raw close to the east coast. In the south the possibility of showery rain grows.

GFS chart 2

GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Friday, 23rd April

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