Thursday 29th July 2021

Some rain, some wind, some showers, some sunshine. It could be any month really.

Thanks to Chris for the photograph – a rare industrial background.

Later this evening and overnight will see bands of showery rain cross from the west, possibly heavy, breezy too and down to around 14’C.

Friday sees a cut-off low crossing the south of England, that the Met Office have named Storm Evert, though it won’t be anything disruptive for us.

Sunshine and heavy showers will be the order – though sunshine fairly limited and showers very frequent – perhaps merging into a longer spell of heavy rain roughly around lunchtime for a couple of hours. Showers heavy, perhaps very heavy with thunder. Windy too and temperatures around 19’C. Showers fading fairly quickly in the evening, then a mixture of clear and cloudy spells overnight, down to around 13’C.

Saturday is another day of sunshine and heavy showers. A bit more sunshine than Friday, warmer too – we should reach 21’C, maybe 22’C. But those showers will be heavy, perhaps very heavy with thunder. You might get lucky and miss them all – possible, but unlikely. Showers fading in the evening, variable cloud overnight, down to around 13’C.

Sunday sees a bit more sunshine overall and fewer showers. Showers should be focused further south towards the coast, but there will still be a few dotted around in our area, and it could be heavy. Still not amazing amounts of sunshine, but more than recent and tending to be more later in the day. Around 21’C. Clear spells overnight, down to around 12’C.

Similar for Monday, some sunny spells, some cloud, some scattered showers, possibly heavy. Around 20’C. Variable cloud overnight, down to around 12’C.

Another slight improvement for Tuesday (unless you are really loving the cloud and showers). More sunshine though still plenty of fair-weather cloud, lower chances of a shower but still possible. Around 21’C.

Suggestions of more organised heavy showers on Wednesday but this is pushing the possibilities for accuracy really.

Thursday and into Friday, it looks like the jetstream is going to dive even further south, into France or perhaps even northern Spain – taking the bulk of the rain there – but we’ll still see sunshine and scattered heavy showers. Unusual for it to go so far south in mid-summer – but unusual things happen in weather.

Next weekend is a fair way away, but I’d be surprised if it didn’t feature heavy showers or general rain. As I mentioned last week, this pattern looks to be set in for a little while – at least until around 10th August.

The week after may see an improvement – it was the date that I had pencilled in as the earliest realistic date for a change, for the jetstream to move back north and for us to end up on the warmer and drier side.

Still needs a bit of time to confirm – the unsettled/showery spell could easily continue, or perhaps it will be changeable for a few more days but an improvement in sunshine amounts.

I do have more hope for warmer and sunnier weather later in August. September unknown still.

Have a good weekend.

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