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Scratchbox - May 01, 2019
Issued: 17:00hrs Friday 31th May 2019

Claire: Some big thunderstorms kicking off over the Balkans, along the northwest coast of the Black Sea, through Ukraine and into western Russia. The odd thunderstorm not out of the question in the UK over this coming weekend.


Issued: 12:55hrs Friday 31th May 2019

Claire: Continuing wet this afternoon for Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England. Becoming heavier over western Scotland later. Some sunny spells should develop over England and Wales through this afternoon where it will feel very warm.


Issued: 08:05hrs Friday 31th May 2019

Claire: Another rather grey and wet day ahead for those of you in the north and west. Drier, warmer and sunnier in the south and east.


Issued: 17:01hrs Thursday 30th May 2019

Claire: Rain continuing in the northwest through this evening and overnight. Away from the northwest it will be mostly dry and very mild.


Issued: 11:41hrs Thursday 30th May 2019

Claire: Patchy rain continuing for western areas through this afternoon with some heavier bursts to the north.


Issued: 08:18hrs Thursday 30th May 2019

Claire: A cool day ahead in the far north of Scotland where temperatures will barely scrape into the double-digits. Milder elsewhere with highs of 21C for southeastern parts of Ireland and England.


Issued: 16:36hrs Wednesday 29th May 2019

Claire: Outbreaks of rain continuing for northern and western areas this evening and overnight. Some mist and fog patches developing too for some hills and coastal areas in the west.


Issued: 12:12hrs Wednesday 29th May 2019

Claire: High temperatures peaking at just 17 or 18C in parts of the southern UK today, more widely reaching just 11 to 14C this afternoon.


Issued: 08:05hrs Wednesday 29th May 2019

Claire: Rain already affecting many western areas this morning. Spreading further east as the day goes on.


Issued: 14:39hrs Tuesday 28th May 2019

Garry: A scattering of showers this afternoon. Some locally frequent bursts of rain. Sunniest skies around western coasts. Temperatures are on the cool side at only 13 to 16C.


Issued: 11:21hrs Tuesday 28th May 2019

Garry: Showery today, with some heavy bursts locally. Best chance for staying dry into the afternoon is across Wales, the southwest, also Northern Ireland and western Scotland.


Issued: 15:51hrs Monday 27th May 2019

Garry: A mix of sunshine and showers for the rest of the afternoon, these heaviest across Ireland and northern Britain. Largely dry for southern England.


Issued: 10:11hrs Monday 27th May 2019

Garry: A day of sunshine and showers, with some heavy and thundery bursts breaking out. Temperatures on the cool side.


Issued: 17:06hrs Sunday 26th May 2019

Claire: Showers clearing most areas now but rain persisting over northern Scotland into tonight. A chilly night ahead for most.


Issued: 12:09hrs Sunday 26th May 2019

Claire: Rain easing for most through this afternoon and evening with the exception of the far north of Scotland where it will continue. Some scattered showers for parts of England, Ireland and Wales as a front edges to the southeast, these may be heavy in places.


Issued: 08:03hrs Sunday 26th May 2019

Claire: A wet start to the day for many. Staying wet through the day for those in northern Scotland. Elsewhere, a band of patchy rain will edge to the southeast leaving some good sunny spells and just the odd isolated shower behind in the west.


Issued: 17:26hrs Saturday 25th May 2019

Claire: A mild night ahead for the southern two-thirds of the country with overnight lows staying in the double digits. Cooler for northern Scotland.


Issued: 11:33hrs Saturday 25th May 2019

Claire: Rain, some it heavy, affecting much of Scotland now. Patchy light rain affecting parts of Northern Ireland & NW England. Rain will spread further south into N Wales & N England later. Staying mostly dry & warm to the south though the SE could see some heavy showers later.


Issued: 08:12hrs Saturday 25th May 2019

Claire: Rain already affecting all of Northern Ireland and edging into western Scotland. This will continue to spread eastward through the day affecting much of Scotland and parts of northern England later.


Issued: 17:03hrs Friday 24th May 2019

Claire: Showers affecting Ireland and southwestern parts of the UK with patchy rain for the far northwest of Scotland as we go into this evening. Showers will ease through the coming hours though rain will continue in the northwest.


Issued: 12:53hrs Friday 24th May 2019

Claire: Temperatures rising nicely in the sun over eastern, central and southern England. Being held back somewhat under cloudier skies in the west.


Issued: 08:07hrs Friday 24th May 2019

Claire: A mostly dry start to the day across the UK & Ireland. Some patchy rain expected over northern Scotland at times and isolated showers affecting England, Ireland and Wales later.


Issued: 12:44hrs Thursday 23th May 2019

Simon: Cooling temperatures this weekend and next week, certainly will be feeling different for many of us when compared to this week.


Issued: 06:40hrs Thursday 23th May 2019

Simon: Patchy drizzle in northern England this morning, should fade. Rain in northern Scotland, drizzle and rain in Ireland.


Issued: 11:38hrs Wednesday 22th May 2019

SimonL Cloud and some more drizzle in northwest Wales this afternoon. Further rain in northeast Scotland. Dry and sunny for most though.


Issued: 07:41hrs Wednesday 22th May 2019

Simon: Patchy drizzle and rain this morning in north Wales and parts of Cheshire, Merseyside and Derbyshire. Heavy bursts of rain in northeast Scotland.


Issued: 16:41hrs Tuesday 21th May 2019

Simon: Dry for most tonight, although showers continue in northern Scotland.


Issued: 12:44hrs Tuesday 21th May 2019

Simon: More sunshine to come through this afternoon for most of the UK and Ireland. Some showers in Scotland.


Issued: 07:08hrs Tuesday 21th May 2019

Simon: Lots of sunshine this morning. Showers and some heavy rain in northeast Scotland.


Issued: 12:05hrs Monday 20th May 2019

Simon: Rain is fading in east Anglia now, but showers are likely to trigger in eastern England this afternoon. Heavy showers in northeast Scotland and in Northern Ireland.


Issued: 07:24hrs Monday 20th May 2019

Simon: Best sunshine in the west today. Showers in the east.


Issued: 16:55hrs Sunday 19th May 2019

Claire: Showers easing through this evening to give a mostly dry night. Under clearer skies overnight we could see some mist or fog patches forming.


Issued: 12:10hrs Sunday 19th May 2019

Claire: Lightning strike data from the past 15 minutes over Europe indicate thunderstorms affecting NW parts of Germany & Poland, Slovakia, W Ukraine, Italy, N Turkey and SW Russia. Further storms are expected through this afternoon, possible affecting southern parts of England too.


Issued: 08:08hrs Sunday 19th May 2019

Claire: Some mist & fog around for some eastern areas at the moment. This could linger through the day for some North Sea coastal areas. Elsewhere will be cloudy with some sunny spells & scattered showers, some of which may be thundery.


Issued: 17:01hrs Saturday 18th May 2019

Claire: Extensive cloud cover across the UK & Ireland today kept a lid on high temperatures. Highs of 18C were recorded along the south coast of England where there was some sunshine around. Highs widely expected to reach just 14-17C tomorrow: cooler than this in the NW; milder in the SE.


Issued: 12:43hrs Saturday 18th May 2019

Claire: Rain continuing over much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and southwest Ireland this lunchtime. Showers affecting eastern and southern parts of England. Cloudy across much of England and Wales with some brighter spells at times.


Issued: 08:03hrs Saturday 18th May 2019

Claire: A cloudy start to the day with rain for much of Scotland & parts of Northern Ireland. It will continue rather damp in the north today while England & Wales will see a mixture of scattered showers & some sunny spells. A chance of thunderstorms later.


Issued: 17:21hrs Friday 17th May 2019

Claire: High temperatures topped 20C in the southwest of Scotland and northwest of England today. Scotland's high temperatures only expected to reach the mid-teens tomorrow though it will be milder across the rest of the UK and Ireland.


Issued: 12:33hrs Friday 17th May 2019

Claire: Cloudy skies over S England & Wales are keeping temperatures pegged back to the low double-digits this lunchtime. Feeling warmer in the sun over E Scotland & NE England. Continuing much the same through this afternoon.


Issued: 08:09hrs Friday 17th May 2019

Claire: We have a band of rain over SW Scotland, W England & Wales that is working its way west. A second, smaller band of rain is working its way into the E Midlands. A cooler day than yesterday for most with plenty of cloud & rain around for England & Wales.


Issued: 17:04hrs Thursday 16th May 2019

Claire: 22C was the high at Inverness Airport today. Highs not expected to reach the 20's tomorrow but the hotspot should be somewhere in the northwest of Scotland.


Issued: 14:27hrs Thursday 16th May 2019

Claire: Highest temperature of the day so far is 20C around Inverness. Temperatures being held back at 12 to 14C on eastern coasts where that easterly wind is blowing.


Issued: 10:33hrs Thursday 16th May 2019

Claire: It's a dry & bright start to the day for most away from western Ireland today where a front is bringing cloud & outbreaks of rain. Continuing this way for much of today though some showers may develop later over NW parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Issued: 14:59hrs Wednesday 15th May 2019

Simon: Plenty of sunshine across the country this afternoon. Another warm one too.


Issued: 07:29hrs Wednesday 15th May 2019

Simon: More sunshine today with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. Cloudier in western Ireland.


Issued: 16:32hrs Tuesday 14th May 2019

Simon: Skies staying clear through this evening for most of the UK and Ireland. Clear skies tonight too, although always some higher cloud in Ireland and western Scotland.


Issued: 11:06hrs Tuesday 14th May 2019

Simon: More sunshine to come this afternoon. Warmest in Scotland and northern England.


Issued: 07:52hrs Tuesday 14th May 2019

Simon: Another fine day across the country with lots of sunshine. A risk of some cloud in the far west of Ireland.


Issued: 17:06hrs Monday 13th May 2019

Claire: 21C was reached at Eglinton in Northern Ireland and Leeming, near York, this afternoon. High temperatures should be similar tomorrow with the highest temperatures expected in the northeast of Scotland.


Issued: 12:04hrs Monday 13th May 2019

Claire: Temperatures are rising nicely in the sun across the UK and Ireland. Current hotspots at 17C are Dublin, Belfast, Aultbea (NW Scotland) and Redesdale (NE England).


Issued: 08:11hrs Monday 13th May 2019

Claire: A bright, dry and sunny day ahead for most today. A little cloud around for northern Scotland and western Ireland with a few light spots of rain at times.


Issued: 16:33hrs Sunday 12th May 2019

Garry: Staying dry for the next few days. Lots of warm spring sunshine. Cool overnight, with a slight frost in prone rural locations.


Issued: 13:19hrs Sunday 12th May 2019

Garry: A fine Sunday afternoon, temperatures reaching 15 to 18C.


Issued: 10:50hrs Sunday 12th May 2019

Garry: A dry and sunny day with high pressure across the British Isles today. Feeling warmer than recently too.


Issued: 11:41hrs Saturday 11th May 2019

Garry: A bright afternoon ahead for western regions, but a scattering of showers affects central and eastern counties, local heavy bursts with a rumble of thunder.


Issued: 10:11hrs Saturday 11th May 2019

Garry: A fresh feeling day today with a zone of showers affecting eastern areas this morning, and breaking out down the spine of the country through the day.


Issued: 16:28hrs Friday 10th May 2019

Garry: Some heavy and locally thundery bursts of rain this evening. Most will fade, but a few areas of patchy rain may continue into the night.


Issued: 09:26hrs Friday 10th May 2019

Garry: A cloudy picture for central-northern England & Wales, with patchy rain. Showery too in parts of Scotland. Some areas of sunshine around too.


Issued: 12:56hrs Thursday 09th May 2019

Simon: Despite the higher pressure and drier weather next week, signs are we shouldn't expect a heatwave!


Issued: 12:55hrs Thursday 09th May 2019

Simon: More damp weather this afternoon especially in central and southern areas. It should be drier in Scotland.


Issued: 07:29hrs Thursday 09th May 2019

Simon: Another unsettled day for much of the country. Rain is focussed in northern England, Wales, the Midlands and Northern Ireland this morning.


Issued: 15:57hrs Wednesday 08th May 2019

Simon: Raining steadily in much of the northern UK, heavy and thundery showers to the south. The rain is welcomed by many farmers and gardeners though!


Issued: 12:34hrs Wednesday 08th May 2019

Simon: Thundery showers now developing over southwest England.


Issued: 07:23hrs Wednesday 08th May 2019

Simon: A wet and in some places windy morning for many parts of the UK and Ireland. Heavy showers following into the south, along with some sunshine. Drier western Ireland and western Scotland until this afternoon.


Issued: 16:24hrs Tuesday 07th May 2019

Simon: Heavy showers now in northern England and Scotland as well as Ireland. Drier in southern England and southern Wales.


Issued: 08:04hrs Tuesday 07th May 2019

Simon: Showery bursts of rain in many areas today. Best of any sunshine in southern parts of England and southern Wales, although turning drizzle in the southwest,


Issued: 19:16hrs Monday 06th May 2019

Simon: More damp weather over northeast England this evening. Showers in Scotland.


Issued: 12:52hrs Monday 06th May 2019

Simon: Wednesday and Thursday are set to be the wettest days of the week, feeling very cold for many areas too.


Issued: 07:27hrs Monday 06th May 2019

Simon: A band of rain slipping south through northern England and southern Scotland this morning, most of it light. Drier to south but some showers in northern Scotland.


Issued: 16:58hrs Sunday 05th May 2019

Claire: High temperatures barely scraped into the teens today...and it's looking the same for tomorrow. Highs of just 13 or 14C for western Ireland and around London on Monday.


Issued: 08:13hrs Sunday 05th May 2019

Claire: Light rain may develop over the Northern Isles and far north of Scotland later while eastern parts of England may also see some showers develop. High temps widely at 8 to 12C.


Issued: 16:59hrs Saturday 04th May 2019

Claire: A rash of showers covers much of England this evening but as we move into the night these will become increasingly confined to eastern coastal areas. Some of these showers will contain hail. A dry night for most with a frost developing.


Issued: 11:39hrs Saturday 04th May 2019

Claire: Strong northerly winds are keeping things feeling rather chilly along eastern coasts. Peak gusts of 46 mph reported at Weybourne and Fylingdales.


Issued: 08:09hrs Saturday 04th May 2019

Claire: Plenty of showers around this morning in NE Scotland & E England - these falling as sleet and snow over the Grampians & Highlands. Some light rain in the southwest too. Showers continuing in the E through the day, brighter & drier in the W.


Issued: 16:40hrs Friday 03th May 2019

Claire: Chilly northerly winds now affecting most coastal areas. These are forecast to strengthen through tomorrow to force 6, or even 7 (near gale force), along eastern coasts of Scotland and England.


Issued: 11:34hrs Friday 03th May 2019

Claire: A band of rain is stretching from North Wales across the Midlands and Yorkshire at the moment and this will continue to edge southward through this afternoon. To the south, it's mostly bright. To the north, a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, some of which are rather wintry in nature.


Issued: 07:56hrs Friday 03th May 2019

Claire: It's a chilly start to the day for many this morning with frost in some areas. Expect the low temperatures & frost to become more widespread tomorrow morning.


Issued: 17:00hrs Thursday 02th May 2019

Claire: Temperatures have struggled in the northeast today behind a southward advancing cold front - highs at just 8 to 10C across NE Scotland. Expect highs in the teens to become confined to SW England and Ireland tomorrow.


Issued: 11:31hrs Thursday 02th May 2019

Claire: A band of scattered showers over NE Scotland indicates the position of a slow-moving cold front. Ahead of this are some heavier bursts of rain for SE Scotland, NE England & N Wales. A separate system is bringing rain to SW Ireland.


Issued: 08:04hrs Thursday 02th May 2019

Claire: Strengthening northerly winds are already starting to creep into northern parts of Scotland. These will edge further southward over the coming days bringing much colder air than we've had of late.


Issued: 16:55hrs Wednesday 01th May 2019

Claire: Showers affecting many areas now, though these are clearing and will continue to do so for most areas through the evening. Lingering over northern Scotland and the southeast of England.


Issued: 12:22hrs Wednesday 01th May 2019

Claire: Two bands of clouds and showery rain are affecting western Ireland and western parts of Scotland and England at the moment. Clearer skies and some brighter spells in the east of Ireland, Scotland and England and across Wales.


Issued: 08:08hrs Wednesday 01th May 2019

Claire: Rain in the west will spread eastward through the day but it will become increasingly showery as it goes. Some areas in the east may stay dry with some good sunny spells. High temperatures widely at 13 to 17C.


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