Dry and sunny across the UK

[Updated 06:38 22/04/2021]

Fine spring weather. Posted by brian gaze

High pressure will keep virtually the whole of the UK dry through the rest of the week. Nights will be cold, with an ongoing risk of frost. Temperatures rise quickly during the days and in the afternoons it will feel pleasantly warm. Next week things may begin to change.


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Thursday begins dry and there has been a widespread frost. Through the day sunny periods develop in most of the UK, but there will be more cloud at times in the north. After the cold start it quickly warms up and it will feel pleasant this afternoon. 

Maximum temperatures range from 12C (54F) in northern Scotland to 18C (64F) in south western England. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 16:00 Thursday, 22nd April

Clear skies lead to another cold night. There will be a widespread ground frost and in places temperatures dip below freezing point.


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Tomorrow it's a case of rinse and repeat, with all of the UK having fine weather. Temperatures recover quickly after the chilly start. In the afternoon 18C (64F) could be reached.

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GFS, temperatures, 16:00 Friday, 23rd April

More changeable next week?

Through the weekend high pressure keeps it settled, but isolated showers may move up from the southwest. Cold nights lead to a risk of patchy frost, but in the days it should be quite warm.

Forecast confidence for next week is low. Cold arctic air pushes down from the north, but there is uncertainty about how far south it will reach. The risk of showery rain may increase, particularly in the north. Later on showery spells of rain could become more widespread as small areas of low pressure come into play. 

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Monday, 26th April

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