Monday 27th July 2020

So, can we get to 30’C for the first time this July? It’s certainly going to warm up by the end of the week. Briefly!

Thanks to Jo for the photograph.

This evening sees one or two scattered heavy showers – these will fade to leave clear spells overnight, 12’C.

Tuesday sees high pressure ridging it – the weekend’s low pressure will be heading to Scandinavia, and the low pressure system in the middle of the Atlantic will be what pumps the heat up for the end of the week.

Tuesday itself will start with sunny spells, but cloud will bubble up from late morning onwards – with more cloud than sun for most of the rest of the day, but still bright. 18’C in a cool north-westerly wind. Clear spells overnight, down to around 11’C.

Wednesday starts with sunny spells. Cloud bubbling up again from late morning, a bit less than Monday but still more cloud than sun overall. More sun later in the day, and warm again, 22’C. Quite a lot of high cloud overnight, 14’C.

By Thursday we’ll have high pressure squeezed just to our east – low pressure close to the west of Ireland and a quite hot southerly flow.

Long spells of sunshine all day – just a tiny bit of occasional summer cloud. Quite hot, 26’C likely – 28’C possible. Clear and warm overnight, minimum of 17’C.

Friday morning will see long spells of hot sunshine – 30’C likely, 32’C possible and likely humid. The afternoon and evening may see showers break out – perhaps thundery, but this is uncertain at this stage. A warm and humid night, showers remain possible, around 20’C or just under – a tad fresher by dawn.

Saturday is a bit uncertain due to the usual vagaries regarding the break down of the plume of hot air. It should see sunny spells and it will remain very warm – yet feel much fresher. Around 24’C, give or take.

Sunday looks fine with sunny spells – though more in the way of cloud bubbling up. Around 21’C.

Next week looks mixed – some warm, sunny days – some showery days too. Suggestions of another very warm/quite hot spell for the weekend around 8th August, but it is quite far out to have any confidence.

Overall August does again look rather mixed with low pressure often close to Scotland which does suggest that there will be quite a few spells of showers – but I’m also expecting some very warm, sunny days too – the middle third of August currently looks more likely for the warmest and sunniest conditions, though again I state this with low confidence.

Have a good week.

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