Summer continues. Not perfectly glorious – some cloud at times – but also temperatures ticking up to quite hot.
Thanks to Tracy for the photograph.
Some patchy cloud at first tonight but becoming generally clear as the night goes on, down to around 11’C.
Tuesday continues with the theme of the Azores High stretching towards and over the UK – it isn’t especially strong but there is nothing going on in the Atlantic either with a weak jetstream to our north, so settled conditions prevail.
There will be good spells of very warm sunshine. Some bits of cloud floating around at times, probably some high cloud in the afternoon making it a tad hazy, but generally very pleasant – 24’C, maybe 25’C. Clear skies overnight, down to around 11’C.
Wednesday will see long spells of sunshine. A bit of fair weather cloud later in the afternoon drifting in from the west – but otherwise mostly sunny. Quite hot, 26’C. Mostly clear skies overnight and a little stuffy too, 15’C.
Thursday looks cloudier as remnants of decaying weather fronts from the Atlantic get mixed in. Quite how much cloud is uncertain, but likely more cloud than sunshine overall – but still very warm with some sunshine – and a trend towards more sunshine later in the afternoon. Around 25’C, give or take a degree or two, depending on how much sunshine we end up with. Mostly clear skies overnight, down to around 13’C.
Likely quite a bit of cloud around in the morning on Friday, though very warm with some sunny breaks also. Generally becoming sunnier in the afternoon. Temperatures again will depend on quite how much cloud there is, but somewhere between 24’C and 27’C. Mostly clear overnight, down to around 13’C.
Saturday sees the high pressure become more UK-focused.
Either good spells of sunshine with some fair weather cloud, or long spells of sunshine – temperatures in the hot range, reaching somewhere between 26’C and 28’C.
Sunday looks very similar to Saturday – with the added intrigue that the 13th June is the only date in June never to have reached 30’C in the UK – there is an outside chance that somewhere might.
How long can this go on for?
Well, I’m pretty confident that it will stay hot and sunny for Monday. Less confident for Tuesday, but more likely than not.
But at some point next week, either midweek or at best late in the week, I’d expect a transition to a short unsettled spell, perhaps initiated by a thundery breakdown. At the moment, I expect it to be a brief unsettled spell with fine and warm conditions re-asserting themselves afterwards – but this is a long way away.
Best get the BBQ/picnic planned.