Issued: 0900 Tuesday 31st May 2022
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Sunshine and showers, heavy in the south at the weekend perhaps. Warmer temperatures.
Plenty of sunshine and showers for some with warmer temperatures looks to be the theme as we head through the Platinum Jubilee long weekend. Saturday and Sunday could see some rather heavy showers affect southern counties which currently look to continue into early next week. Drier further north. Then perhaps Atlantic low pressure moves in.
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Platinum Jubilee Friday 3/6/22
The shallow area of low pressure still over the country on Friday looks to continue to bring showers to southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and many regions of Ireland, as well as perhaps moving into northern parts of England, the Midlands and Wales later. Meanwhile, higher pressure ridges in across northern Scotland seeing drier weather here. Staying largely dry and fine further south too. A warm day for many with highs at 15 to 23C.
High pressure is the dominant feature across much of the country on Saturday. This brings a mostly dry day. There may be some cloud in the east at first, and the risk of a shower in Scotland and perhaps southern Ireland. However, there is a continued risk for some thundery, heavy showers to reach far southern English and Irish counties later. A cooler breeze will affect eastern areas but warm elsewhere with highs at 17 to 22C, though only at 14C in the far east.
Pressure remains high for most on Sunday, giving plenty of dry and fine weather, however, heavy outbreaks of rain push northwards affecting southern into central parts of England reaching Wales and southern Ireland too. The cloud and rain here will keep temperatures back to around 14 to 16C though elsewhere in the sunshine highs will reach 17 to 21C.
Showers are still expected to continue to affect some southern areas come Monday, though elsewhere will continue to benefit from higher pressure and the drier weather. Highs at 15 to 22C.
Tuesday will see an Atlantic area of low pressure looks to arrive and bring cloud and rain across Ireland, Northern Ireland and perhaps move into western regions of the UK later in the day. Staying dry further east with sunny spells. Highs at 16 to 22C.
Outbreaks of rain affect northern and western regions on Wednesday. Dry, warm with good sunshine further south and southeast. Highs at a very warm 25C across central and southeast England, 16 to 22C elsewhere.