It has been a rather chilly and unsettled start to May. The Bank Holiday Monday was hit by an area of low pressure pushing in wind and rain then as the low pushed eastwards a northerly flow set up seeing temperatures drop below average with rain, sleet and some snow
The ECMWF 6-week model is now looking ahead to early summer, into the middle stages of June.
It's cold and unsettled right now, but how long will this last?
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8th May to 14th May
A deep trough over Ireland and western UK (see chart).
Ridge to the east.
Drier in eastern areas,
The wind and rain of Monday, indeed the further wind and heavy showers of today aren't a flash in the pan.
Whilst the weather should settle down into something more showery for many this week (although wetter on Thursday in the south of England), our focus is on the weekend for
On this increasingly stormy Monday (a 'holiday' Monday for those lucky enough not to be working), the question is will conditions improve?
So, here are your 5 Weather Week Things To Know ...
1. Stormy today (Monday). Gusts over 60mph in Ireland, Wales, central and Southern Ireland, risk of damage. Heavy rain
Now that we are back into an unsettled pattern focus is turning to any potential for pressure to be building mid-month.
There was a time when the high was seen as building back, albeit briefly around 17th May.
However, the GFS ensemble model did consistently dispute this and always showed that a
I'm sure you all know by now that we've a change in the weather on the way from Monday. Low pressure arrives from the west and we move into a generally more mixed to unsettled period of weather.
Having spoken to quite a lot of you on the phone over the
1 - A slack pressure flow dominates conditions over the UK and Ireland through this weekend.
2 - Temperatures will remain on the chilly side - down a few degrees on average for this stage of the year.
3 - Patchy morning frosts remain a risk on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
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MAY 2021 - FINAL GUIDANCE
Issued: Wednesday 28th April 2021
+ A more mixed month
+ Close to average temperatures
+ Still drier in south
FACTORS AFFECTING MAY 2021 FINAL GUIDANCE
+ Trough early
Through the course of this week we will see high pressure push away by an area of low pressure that makes its way southwards down the country. This is a weak area of low pressure but will produce some rain, just some places will see more than others because of
The week ahead looks somewhat more mixed with a breakdown in the high pressure we have had the last couple weeks. Staying on the cool side though through the week with overnight frosts expected. Here are five things you need to know about the working week ahead: