Monday 6th July 2020

I guess you could call the week ahead, “mixed”. It certainly won’t be called “summer”.

Thanks to Paul for the photograph…yes I’m using a sunset photograph. That’s the sunset photograph quota done until November.

Tonight sees variable levels of cloud, the breeze lessening, down to around 12’C.

Tuesday starts bright with some sunny spells. Cloud will soon bubble up, some bits of light rain expected by late afternoon, perhaps a bit before. Warmish and a bit humid, 21’C. Some outbreaks of rain in the evening and overnight, as a weather front very slowly sinks south, 16’C.

Wednesday looks cloudy with rain at times. Sometimes light, often moderate and occasionally heavy – there will be dry spells also. Somewhat warmish and humid, 19’C. Further outbreaks of rain overnight, occasionally heavy but mostly light-moderate – and becoming lighter and more patchy as the night goes on. 16’C and breezy.

Thursday remains mostly cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle. There may be a little occasional brightness, but mostly cloudy and around 18’C – give or take. The occasional light rain looks like it might become a bit more organised in the evening and overnight with some heavyish bursts – though dry spells also.

I should state that there is a bit of uncertainty over how Thursday plays out and how the low pressure systems develop.

Friday could start with the overhang of showery rain still clearing away – it will gradually become sunnier, with some fair weather cloud, a north-westerly breeze and a small chance of a scattered shower. Not too bad, getting to around 20’C. Clear spells overnight, down to around 10’C.

Saturday then sees the Azores High able to stretch and build over the UK. With the jetstream close to the north of the UK, we should not expect high pressure to be in control all the time from here – there will likely be some bands of rain or showery days – but high pressure should be the main feature for a week or two, probably more.

Saturday looks fine. Starting with good spells of sunshine but cloud bubbling up – likely rather cloudy but bright, from roughly late morning through to mid-afternoon, when sunshine amounts start to increase again. Around 20’C, a very small chance of a light shower. Clear spells overnight, down to around 10’C.

Sunday looks similar to Saturday, but overall a bit less cloud – and warmer, around 23’C. Variable cloud overnight, around 12’C.

Signs of a weather front bringing a bit of showery rain either during Monday or Monday night – fresher conditions following for Tuesday, perhaps a shower.

Wednesday onwards most likely sees high pressure building over the UK or close to, and it should be warm/very warm with sunny spells. More likely than not this becomes established (as mentioned earlier) but not without interruption.

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