Week ahead - May 13, 2012
May Continues to Disappoint
Remaining Unseasonably Cold, Unsettled

Issued: 0640 Sunday 13th May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski


No Summery Weather for May

With the jet stream displaced well to the south, low pressure areas develop to the west of Ireland and to the south west of England. These lows and their associated frontal system will keep this long and protracted spell of unsettled and unseasonably cold weather going for much of the rest of the month. Look out for the risk of a widespread frost overnight Wednesday. Overall temperatures are expected to be below normal across much of the United Kingdom with no sign of any weather resembling summer.

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Wednesday 16/05/12
Rather windy today, especially around North Sea coastal locations. After a fine, dry and sunny start to the day, scattered showers are expected to develop across much of Britain apart from the south west. Little change then for the afternoon with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered light showers, although much of Wales and southwest England be dry and sunny. By evening, the showers will have faded as rain spreads into northern Ireland. This moves into western Scotland during the night. A cold night to come across England and Wales and we could see a widespread frost, especially in rural locations. Expect highs of 9 to 13C.


Thursday 17/05/12
A cold start the across much of England and Wales. It should be fair, dry with some sunshine. Light rain across northern Ireland and western Scotland pushes into most of Scotland and southwest England during the afternoon with a few showers across the rest of England and Wales. This evening and tonight we'll see rain from Wales and The Midlands extending up through northern Britain. Mainly dry to the south but cloudy, so not as cold. Highs of 10 to 13C.


Friday 18/05/12
It becomes quite windy along southern coastal counties of England today. A cloudy morning to come with rain across the northern half of the country, much of it light. In the afternoon we keep a good deal of cloud with the risk of showers across Scotland, northwest England, Northern Ireland and into parts of Wales and southwest England. A few brighter spells may develop to the east of the Pennines. Tonight there is the threat of more persistent and heavier rain coming in to the far south of England though confidence is not high on this at this time. Expect highs of 10 to 13C.


Saturday 19/05/12
With low pressure in the western channel, it will be rather breezy across southern England as an area of moderate to heavy rain spreads up across much of England and Wales this morning. In the afternoon this rain will be mainly across Wales, northern England, southern Scotland and Northern Ireland with a few showers across northern Scotland and for southern parts of England. Tonight some rain expected across the western half of Britain mainly dry. Maximum temperatures of 11 to 14C.


Sunday 20/05/12
Continued unsettled across the United Kingdom today with mostly cloudy skies and showers. The showers may be heavy in the afternoon with more general rain perhaps across Scotland. Tonight may see heavy rain across Scotland with much of England and Wales turning dry. Top temperatures of 10 to 14C.

Monday 21/05/12
At this point, it may be dry across Wales and southwest England with the best of the sunshine. Northern and eastern areas may be rather cloudy with the risk of some showers are rain at times, although confidence is low. Expect highs of 11 to 15C.


Week Ahead
General Remarks
Mo, 14.05. various clouds, rain 10° - 13° 90%
Tu, 15.05. various clouds, rain  - 10° 80%
We, 16.05. various clouds, rain  - 13° 80%
Th, 17.05. various clouds, light rain 10° - 13° 70%
Fr, 18.05. cloudy, rain 10° - 13° 60%
Sa, 19.05. cloudy, heavy rain 11° - 14° 50%
Su, 20.05. various clouds, rain 10° - 14° 30%
Mo, 21.05. cloudy, light rain 11° - 15° 20%
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