Issued: Sunday 1st May 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Mid May looking better, although uncertainty about the end
May has been a tricky month to try and pin down. Thoughts are that high pressure will keep trying to build north and west of the country, with a trough drifting into Europe. At times the westerly flow will be returning, troughs passing east and bringing more mixed conditions at times. The end of the month is more uncertain.
*8/5/16 - 14/5/16*
Hints of higher pressure building to the west. The flow turning more into a northeasterly and so the mixed conditions for the start of the month improving, becoming dry with sunny spells.
*15/5/16 - 21/5/16*
It's this week, at least the start of it, when we may see some reasonable spells of sunshine and drier weather. Confidence is fairly low, but the current thoughts are that we stay with some better weather through the week. The later part of the week may become more mixed.
*22/5/16 - 28/5/16*
This is where uncertainty really creeps into the forecast. It could be that more southern areas tend to be on the mixed side with rain at times. But for the north if could stay drier with some sunny spells. Feeling cooler in the north, but milder to the south.
*29/5/16 - 5/6/16*
There is the potential for the weather to be staying rather mixed through the end of the month and into the early stages of June. There could be a few dry days, but some wetter days too. Most through more southern and central parts of the UK and Ireland.
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