Showers today followed by a cold night

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[Published 06:30 19/04/2024]

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Showery rain in the southern half of the UK fades away through the course of the day and bright spells develop. Tonight a widespread frost develops and temperatures remain on the low side this weekend. Nonetheless, there should be a reasonable amount of dry weather. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts and contribute to its ongoing development, explore the payment options, see below)


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Friday starts with showery rain in the north. In southern and central regions it is mainly dry.

Through the morning, showers move southwards across England and Wales. This afternoon they become lighter and more scattered, with sunny spells in places. In Scotland and Northern Ireland it becomes dry and bright.

Temperatures range from 9°C in the east to 15°C near to the south coast. Check the weather radar for the most up to date view.

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UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Friday 19th April

Tonight the remaining showers fade away. Clear spells allow temperatures to plunge and a widespread frost develops. Even in parts of the south temperatures are likely to dip below freezing point. 

Tomorrow will be dry in much of the UK, but outbreaks of rain push eastwards across the northern half of Scotland. After a cold start temperatures remain on the low side in the east where a good deal of cloud is likely. However, in the west and south west it should feel quite pleasant in sunny spells.

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UK Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Saturday 20th April

Dry periods

Sunday is expected to be dry in much of the UK. However, there is a risk of patchy rain in north eastern counties and possibly a few showers in the far south east. 

Forecast details for Monday are uncertain. There is a chance of showers or longer spells of rain pushing southwards over central and eastern counties of England. The driest and warmest conditions are likely to be in the north west.

Tuesday probably brings a good deal of dry weather, but a few showers could develop. Temperatures remain a little below the norm. 

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Tuesday 23rd April

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