UK weather is having a groundhog day

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[Published 06:00 02/06/2023]

Near to Puddletown. Foxgloves. Posted by JurassicCoast

The current spell of settled weather is becoming increasingly notable due to its length, and lack of day to day change. Conditions have varied across the UK, with western areas having warm spells of sunshine and the east often stuck under cloudier skies. The same general theme looks set to continue for quite a while yet, although the middle third of June could bring a change. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts until the end of the year and contribute to its ongoing development you can do so by making a donation of £15 or more via PayPal, see below)


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Friday starts dry across the UK. Cloud amounts are variable, but it is cool in areas where there have been clear spells overnight.

Through the day sunny spells develop widely. The best of them are likely to be in the west, and that is where it will be the warmest. Breezy in southern and central counties.

Temperatures range from a cool 12C (54F) in the north east to a pleasantly warm 22C (72F) in the west. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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The headline is for a warmer than average summer. Rainfall amounts are expected to vary significantly across the UK, but despite the dry start a slightly wetter than average season is favoured. Read the seasonal forecast in full. 

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UK Met Office UKV, temperature, 15:00 Friday, 2nd June

Tonight clear spells in parts of the north and west allow temperatures to dip quickly, and a touch of frost is possible in places. Cloudier skies in central and eastern England, as well as Scotland, keep it less chilly.

Tomorrow a few showers may bubble up in northern Britain, but most of the UK has another dry and bright day. Temperatures peak in the low to mid 20Cs in the south and west.

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UK Met Office UKV, rain and cloud, 15:00 Saturday, 3rd June

Settled first third of June

During Sunday scattered showers are possible in Scotland and Northern Ireland, nonetheless, many places miss them. England and Wales have another dry and bright day. Quite warm in the afternoon sunshine. 

Monday brings a repeat performance of Sunday. A few showers are possible in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but England and Wales remain fine.

Computer models continue to suggest that high pressure will keep things settled through the first third of June. There are tentative indications of the rain risk starting to increase from around June 10th, but that is a long way off still.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Tuesday, 6th June

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