Heavy rain in the north easing


[Published 06:20 23/05/2024]

Flooded fields. Posted by Brian Gaze

Very wet weather has been affecting large parts of the UK during the last 24 hours. Today there will be further outbreaks of rain in northern Britain which could lead to further disruption. Tomorrow and Saturday are looking drier but showers are likely in places.  (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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Issued 21st May 2024

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Thursday begins with showery outbreaks of rain in northern Wales and the northern half of the UK. To the south it is mostly dry.

Showery spells of rain continue in the north through the day. Although they steadily become more intermittent there will be further heavy outbreaks at times. In most of the southern Britain it stays mostly dry and some bright spells are likely to develop after a murky start.

Temperatures range from 12°C in the north to 18°C in the south east. Check the weather radar for the most up to date view.

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UK Met UKV, Thursday 23rd May [Tap animation to toggle cities]

Tonight the showery rain in the north continues to ease. Southern and central Britain remain mostly dry.

Tomorrow, low pressure centred over the north of the UK continues to weaken. Despite that, heavy showers will develop again in northern England and Scotland.  Southern and central counties remain dry and in bright spells it will feel pleasantly warm.

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UK Met UKV, Friday 24th May [Tap animation to toggle cities]

Bank holiday weekend prospects

Saturday should be dry in and quite warm much for the UK but there will be exceptions. Showers are possible in the east and it is likely to turn wet in south western Britain and Northern Ireland in the afternoon. The rest of the bank holiday weekend brings a mix of sunny spells and showers, some of which could be heavy and thundery.

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GFS, overview for Sat 25th  - Mon 27th May

Yesterday's temperatures

The temperature league tables are for Wednesday 22nd May 2024. Please note that our database does not include data from all of the official reporting stations in the UK.

Highest temperatures

  • Exeter Airport, 19°C
  • Marham, 18°C
  • Yeovilton, 18°C
  • Norwich Weather Centre, 18°C
  • Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base, 17°C
  • Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base, 17°C
  • Wattisham, 17°C
  • Glasgow Airport, 17°C
  • Culdrose, 17°C
  • Scilly, Saint MaryS, 17°C
  • Southend-On-Sea, 17°C
  • Lydd Airport, 17°C
  • Southampton / Weather Centre, 17°C
  • Cork Airport, 17°C
  • Shannon Airport, 17°C

Lowest temperatures

  • Tain Range, 9°C
  • Lossiemouth, 10°C
  • Spadeadam, 10°C
  • Wick, 10°C
  • Kirkwall Airport, 10°C
  • Benbecula, 10°C
  • Stornoway, 10°C
  • Belfast / Aldergrove Airport, 10°C
  • Belfast / Harbour, 10°C
  • Isle Of Man / Ronaldsway Airport, 10°C
  • Cork Airport, 10°C
  • Dublin Airport, 10°C
  • Connaught, 10°C
  • Shannon Airport, 10°C
  • Newcastle, 11°C

Current temperatures vs Historical averages

Check the CET tracker for the latest information on how this month's temperatures compare to the Central England Temperature averages for 1961-1990, 1971-2000, 1981-2010, 1991-2020, and 1659-2020.

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Flooded fields. Posted by Brian Gaze

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