Wet and cool Saturday for many

[Updated 07:10 15/05/2021]

Redundant sun loungers. Posted by brian gaze

Cool and unsettled weather continues this weekend. Today much of the UK has showery spells of rain and there is more on the way for tomorrow. The driest and brightest periods will often be in Scotland. There is little sign of things improving next week, with further rain expected in all areas.


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Saturday starts mainly dry in Scotland and northern England. Elsewhere there are outbreaks of rain. Through the day showery rain affects much of the UK and heavy bursts are likely at times. Some bright spells develop, with the driest conditions in north eastern Britain. Blustery in the south.

Chilly for mid May. Temperatures range from 10C (50F) to 15C (59F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege chart 1
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 Saturday, 15th May

Tonight dry and clear periods develop, but showers linger in places. Later in the night more persistent spells of rain push into Wales and the south west.


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Tomorrow heavy showers affect southern and central regions. At times they merge to give longer spells of rain. In the north showers will be more scattered and Scotland has a good deal of dry weather. Windy in the south and generally cool.

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

Chilly and unsettled outlook

Monday sees the showers focused on southern and eastern counties where they could be heavy. In the north and west it is expected to be drier and brighter. Temperatures stay below the seasonal average and it will be quite windy.

The cool and showery theme continues on Tuesday. All regions have showers or longer spells of rain.

Latest guidance from computer models is keeping things unsettled through Wednesday and Thursday. There is a possibility of it turning very wet and windy as a deep area of low pressure moves in from the Atlantic.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Wednesday, 19th May

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