Unsettled weekend on the way

[Updated 06:35 07/05/2021]

Power showers bubbling up. Posted by toppiker60

Showers bubble up again today, with the heaviest ones in northern and eastern Britain. Tonight outbreaks of rain and strong winds push northeastwards across the UK. The weekend brings unsettled weather, but it turns warmer for a time in central and eastern England.


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Friday begins with scattered showers in the north. Elsewhere it is dry and there has been a widespread frost. Through the day showers become more widespread, but most will probably be in northern and eastern counties. Much of Northern Ireland, Wales and south western England stays dry and bright. 

Temperatures remain below the May average. Values range from 7C (45F) in the north to 15C (59F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege chart 1
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 Friday, 7th May

Tonight showers fade away and clear periods develop for a time. Later on outbreaks of rain quickly move up from the southwest. By the morning they are expected to be affecting much of the UK, although the far north of England and Scotland probably stay dry. Winds strengthen and gales are likely in parts of the west.


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Tomorrow wet weather continues pushing northeastwards. Over the Scottish mountains there could be a period of sleet or snow. Drier conditions may develop in northern England, Northern Ireland and south eastern counties. Further heavy spells of rain return in south western and central England, as well as Wales.

Arpege chart 2
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 Saturday, 8th May

Unsettled weekend

During Sunday northern and western regions have a mix of sunny intervals and showers, with close to average temperatures. Central and eastern England perhaps have warm spells of sunshine in the morning, but cloud and showery rain develop in the afternoon. Temperatures may reach 20C (68F).

Monday and Tuesday are looking cool and showery in all areas. By the middle of the week there is the possibility of longer spells of rain.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Monday, 10th May

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