Thursday 16th April 2020

Showery rain spreading up from the south for the next couple of days but plenty of fine weather to follow.

Thanks to Kathryn for the photograph.

We start the forecast with high pressure centred to the north-west of the UK though stretching across the UK – and low pressure edging closer to the south-west of the UK.

Clear spells at first tonight but cloud gradually thickening – one or two scattered showers overnight, but the bulk of the rain staying to the south of the UK. Down to around 8’C.

Friday will be a rather cloudy day, though perhaps some brightness both first thing and late. Showery rain will spread up from the south – some heavy bursts, possibly a rumble of thunder too. No specific guidance on timing, but could be a significant portion of the day. 15’C…maybe at a push.

Further heavy showers look like spreading up for the evening, probably late evening which could be very heavy and thundery. Clearing north as the night goes on, down to around 8’C.

Saturday starts cloudy – still possibly some heavy rain to clear if you are aware early enough. Sunny skies will spread up from the south late in the day, circa late afternoon, with a small chance of a heavy shower. Around 17’C once the sun comes out. Variable cloud overnight, down to around 7’C.

Sunday looks fair with some sunny spells. There will be cloud around at times, more likely early morning and mid-late afternoon onwards – but generally fair and we might squeeze 20’C again. Rather cloudy overnight with an easterly wind picking up – 8’C or so.

Monday looks rather cloudy but there should be some hazy sunshine. A weather front will be to our south/west and should stay there, though there is a small risk of it bringing a bit of rain – at the moment I think just a small chance. 15’C in a notable easterly wind. Fairly cloudy overnight, 9’C or so.

By Tuesday, low pressure is well to our south and high pressure is building to our north-east.

Tuesday looks a windy day with a cool easterly but otherwise lots of sunshine. Around 14’C but the wind making it feel lower. Mostly clear overnight, down to around 8’C.

Wednesday looks sunny. The breeze less notable, but still taking the edge off, say 17’C. Clear spells overnight, down to around 6’C.

Thursday sees long spells of sunshine in light winds, perhaps getting to 20’C once more, or close to. Clear overnight, down to around 5’C.

Friday is getting towards uncertainty zone, but the more likely outcome is for more sunshine, and temperatures close to 20’C. However, there is a smallish chance of something cooler and more showery instead…the less likely outcome but could happen.

Next weekend is uncertain, though the more likely outcome sees somewhat lower temperatures – possibly rather cool, possible rather average, with a chance of showers but overall reasonably fair.

High pressure likely remains in control for much of the coming weeks – often warm and sunny, but occasional outbreaks of showers.

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