Thursday 28th April 2022

The weather is set to remain fairly uninteresting – often cloudy and cool, but some brighter spells at times. Also some patchy rain on Sunday.

Guess it could be worse!

Thanks to Sue for the photograph…about as close to a cloudy sky as I could find in my inbox.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, though a few clear spells later in the night. Down to around 5’C.

Friday sees high pressure remain in control over the UK, with low pressure to the west – though we start to see some energy split off from the low to the west and head towards Scotland.

Friday sees plenty of cloud once more and it will feel on the cool side in a light north-easterly breeze. Some limited sunny breaks, more likely first thing and from late afternoon onwards. Around 14’C. Skies clearing overnight and a chilly night, down to around 2’C – there will be a frost in more sheltered spots.

Saturday starts sunny. Quite a lot of cloud will bubble up from late morning onwards, but it will remain bright with some hazy sunshine. Around 16’C – the light breeze taking the edge off. Cloud thickening overnight with some patchy and mostly light rain after midnight. Down to around 8’C.

Sunday looks rather cloudy with bits and pieces of mostly light rain. Plenty of dry spells, the sun making the occasional appearance, if rather hazy, but generally cloudy with occasional bits of rain. Around 13’C, though that assumes a little sunshine. Mostly cloudy overnight though a few clear spells possible towards dawn (and a small risk of fog if so), down to around 5’C.

Bank Holiday Monday looks mostly cloudy – though some uncertain on cloud amounts. The more likely outcome sees it mostly cloudy with some limited sunny breaks, more likely early morning and late afternoon. Temperatures around 14’C. There is a chance, maybe, of it being slightly less cloudy, though still more cloud than sun overall, and closer to 17’C. Uncertain on cloud amounts overnight, down to around 7’C, though very give and take.

Two things start to happen next week. Firstly some colder air tries to spread down from the north, but secondly the Atlantic starts to awaken and this nudges high pressure east at the same time. And the interplay between this two aspects causes some uncertainty going forwards.

Broadly speaking, Tuesday looks fairly cloudy, but with some sunny spells. Temperatures around 15’C with a 30% chance of a shower.

Wednesday more likely looks fairly cloudy with some brightness, also some patchy light rain or showers possible. Temperatures are uncertain and will depend on any influence from the attempt at pushing cold air south – somewhere between 12’C and 18’C. A chilly night possible.

Thursday should see high pressure roughly over the UK. Still a fair amount of cloud likely, but half-decent spells of sunshine also. Temperatures somewhere between 14’C and 17’C.

By Friday and into next weekend the more likely outcome is that it is broadly alright, some decent spells of sunshine, temperatures on the up, say 17’C to 20’C, and a small chance of a heavy shower.

However, there is a small chance of another attempt at a northerly, with cooler, cloudier conditions instead.

No clear weather pattern follows this, some fairly mixed weather with some showery days, some warmer sunnier days, and some cooler days – the former two more likely than the latter.

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