Monday 1st May 2023

Well, it’s a bit warmer and it will get warmer later in time for the next bank holiday weekend – but also wetter. Oops.

Thanks to Christel for the photograph.

Today will be fairly cloudy, though with some bright/sunny spells at times – particularly later in the day. Heavy showers will break out fairly widely by around late morning with a small chance of hail/thunder – showers becoming fewer by late afternoon. Quite warm, around 17’C, maybe 18’C. Clear spells at first overnight, cloud tending to spread down from the north in the second half of the night, around 8’C.

Tuesday has a small area of high pressure over the UK, though with a weak northerly flow, so it will be a little cooler.

Quite a lot of cloud for Tuesday, though some bright spells at times – and the cloud tending to break up more by late afternoon to give more in the way of sunny spells. Around 15’C. Fairly clear skies overnight, down to around 4’C.

Wednesday looks fairly pleasant with hazy sunshine for much of the day. Temperatures between 14’C and 16’C – a little uncertainty depending on the exact direction of the easterly breeze, which will strengthen a bit. Cloud gradually thickening overnight though still some clear spells at times – down to around 8’C and breezy.

By Thursday, low pressure to the west edges closer, but this also brings warmer air too. Generally bright with hazy sunshine at times, especially in the morning, and warm – somewhere between 18’C and 20’C. The cloud perhaps thick enough for a bit of showery rain in the afternoon. Perhaps. Fairly cloudy overnight – showers possible though some uncertainty. Mild and breezy, 11’C.

Friday sees low pressure edging ever closer.

Quite a lot of cloud around on Friday with plenty of heavy showers around, hail/thunder possible. On the warm side and perhaps humid too, somewhere between 17’C and 19’C.

Details still a bit sketchy for the Coronation weekend – but generally warmer and showery.

Saturday most likely sees heavy showers, perhaps a spell of general heavy, showery rain at some point. Temperatures roughly in the range of 16’C to 19’C, depending on sunshine amounts.

Sunday most likely sunny spells and showers, heavy, perhaps thundery. Temperatures roughly between 16’C and 20’C.

Bank Holiday Monday most likely again sunny spells and heavy, possibly thundery, showers. A small chance of general heavy rain – a small chance of generally dry. Temperatures most likely in the range of 16’C to 20’C.

There’s an unusually strong signal (at this range) for next week to be unsettled and has been for a little while. Temperatures generally quite warm though.

After mid-month, the signals tend to be for an easterly flow – and probably warmer than normal. However, I’d still expect heavy showers at least some days.

Have a pleasant week – next forecast probably Friday morning.

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