UK Forecast- May 05, 2015

Heavy bursts of rain

Windy for most on Wednesday

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An unsettled and windy day. Low pressure centred close to northern Scotland will bring widespread squally showers across Britain and Ireland. Heavy bursts of rain spreading eastwards, locally merging into constant rain for several hours, particularly Wales, north-west England and north-western Scotland. Risk of a rumble of thunder. Snow on some higher Scottish mountains. Sunshine may break through occasionally, mostly in the south and east of Britain. Strong west or south-westerly winds for many, gusting 40 to 50mph in exposure around coasts and hills. Temperatures between 11 and 15C.

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Continued strong winds in the north, but will slowly ease. Showers continue, mostly in the north, but elsewhere will slowly fade, allowing skies to clear on Wednesday evening. Overnight temperatures between 3 and 6C for most places, but in sheltered spots, most likely Wales and the Midlands, lows may drop close to freezing, with the risk of a slight frost toward dawn.

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Low pressure to the north-east, whilst pressure builds across the south. A blustery and showery day for northern Scotland, but the wind will drop considerably elsewhere across Britain and Ireland. A few scattered showers for southern regions, but many places will stay dry throughout the day. Periods of sunshine, but cloud tending to thicken for England and Wales. Top afternoon temperatures around 15 or 16C for the Midlands and south; nearer 10 to 13C for northern Britain and Ireland.

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Low pressure centred to the south-west of Britain and Ireland on Friday will be slow moving. Fronts encroaching north-eastwards will bring outbreaks of rain, most persistent in southern Ireland, Wales and the south-west of England, but rain may increasingly develop across the Midlands as the day goes on. Scotland an perhaps Northern Ireland should stay broadly dry until late, except for isolated showers. Hazy sunshine for northern and eastern Britain at first, but cloud is likely to thicken. An east to south-easterly breeze. Temperatures between 11 and 16C.


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