Issued: 0945 Thursday 3rd May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Cold Weekend with Frost
The latest guidance suggests that the very wet conditions we have had for over a month are expected to continue through the first part of May with all parts of the country at further risk of heavy rain. Overall temperatures will be below normal.
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Quite cold across the country to start the day. Another unsettled and rather cold day to come with a mixture of sunny intervals and occasional showers. Rain spreads in across Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England tonight with a frost across eastern areas. Expect highs of 8 to 11C.
Outbreaks of moderate to heavy rain across western parts of Britain is expected to move across most of Scotland and northern England in the afternoon with heavy showers across central and southern parts of England. A wet night across England and Wales. Highs of 8 to 13C.
Much of Tuesday looks quite wet and windy across England and Wales with spells of heavy rain, though this clears from northwest England by afternoon. Across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Expect a day of sunshine and showers, some heavy dry night to come across Britain with a frost across Scotland and Northern England. Expect highs of 9 to 13C.
Today most of the showers are likely to be across Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and North Wales, some may be heavy in the north. Most of central, southern England should be mainly dry with quite a bit of cloud and a few sunny intervals. This evening, heavy rain across the south west sweeps up across all but the northern parts of Scotland. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 16C.
Thursday is looking quite miserable and very wet across much of the United Kingdom with spells of heavy rain. Later in the day. A very, very heavy pulse of rain may affect Scotland. Top temperatures of 8 to 15C.
Cloudy and colder across the country also quite windy with further spells of rain. Expect highs of 7 to 11C.