Thursday 21th May 2020

Well the thunderstorms this morning were a non-event for almost the whole of England – unless you were on the coast of Suffolk this morning.

Something a bit more mixed for the next few days but still some warmish sunshine around – and high pressure back to dominance again next week.

Thanks to Susan for the photograph.

I also read yesterday that we’ve broken the sunshine record for Spring as a whole – with 11 days to go. Of all the years to do so…

Tonight will be a warm night with hazy cloud, eventually getting down to 15’C before dawn but around 17’C or more for most of the night.

Friday starts under the influence of a deep area of low pressure for the time of year, off the west coast of Scotland.

The morning will be cloudy as a weather front passes through – some places getting a splash of rain but amounts minimal. Sunny spells will follow, some fair weather cloud and fresher – yet still warm at 22’C. Quite windy. Clear spells overnight, down to around 11’C.

Saturday is a day of sunshine and showers in a notable westerly breeze. No guarantee of catching one, but more likely getting a couple. They could be heavy, small chance of thunder/hail. Showers more likely in the morning and around lunchtime, and more likely to be heavy/thundery then too – high pressure will be increasingly exerting itself as the day goes on. Getting to around 20’C. Variable cloud overnight, down to around 10’C.

Sunday sees high pressure pushing back up from the south. There will be some cloud around at times, but plenty of sunshine too. Mostly sunny by evening. Warm, 22’C, with a light breeze. Clear spells overnight, down to around 10’C.

Bank Holiday Monday will see good spells of sunshine. A bit of fair weather cloud at times, but mostly sunny all day. Very warm, 24’C – maybe a tad more. Clear spells overnight, down to around 11’C.

By Tuesday, high pressure will be stretching in a belt from the east coast of America right through into Russia. Quite impressive.

It looks fair and warm, but I think there will be more cloud than sunshine – though still generally pleasant. A very small chance of a shower. Around 22’C. Clear spells overnight, 9’C.

By Wednesday we start to get some uncertainty – still likely dry with sunny spells, though maximum temperatures could be anywhere from 20’C to 27’C.

For the rest of the week it could be one of two scenarios, either staying warm, sunny and dry or becoming hot, sunny with a small chance of a thundery downpour.

Next weekend is uncertain at this stage, and will depend on whether we take the warm or hot track.

Generally staying warm or hot for the foreseeable future, though the odd thundery shower will be possible at times.

2 thoughts on “Thursday 21th May 2020

  1. Thanks once again…sorry to be a damp squib but really wish it was a bit cooler this evening 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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