Mixed across the UK with sunshine and rain

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[Published 06:30 15/05/2024]

Spring Sunshine. Posted by hilett1978

The mixed weather continues today. An area of rain stretches from East Anglia up into south western Scotland and Northern Ireland. To its north and south it will be mostly dry and in sunny spells temperatures rise quickly. The next few days bring heavy showers to southern and central regions, whilst the north can expect warm sunny periods. (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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Wednesday starts with rain in parts of East Anglia and the far south east. Elsewhere it is mostly dry.

Through the day, the area of rain extends across northern England into Northern Ireland and south western Scotland. Some heavy bursts are likely to be mixed in. There could also be scattered showers in the south west, but other areas remain dry and bright.

Temperatures range from 16°C in the wet areas to 23°C in northern Scotland. Check the weather radar for the most up to date view.

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UKV 1
UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Wednesday 15th May

Tonight the rain eases to leave a mostly dry picture. Temperatures widely remain in double figures.

Tomorrow, heavy showers return to southern and central Britain. At times they could merge to give longer spells of rain, particularly in central and eastern counties. There will also be scattered showers in Northern Ireland and western Scotland, but other areas remain dry. 

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UK Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Thursday 16th May

Driest in the north

Showers continue on Friday in southern and central regions, but they are expected to be more scattered than recently. In northern Britain and Northern Ireland it is likely to stay fine and this is where the highest temperatures could be.

Saturday could see the showers becoming heavier and more widespread. Nonetheless, in areas where sunny periods develop it will be quite warm.

Computer models are indicating that Sunday will deliver more of the same. Therefore, expect warm sunny spells but also heavy showers in southern and central counties.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Sunday 19th May

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