Severe weather warnings
Easter Sunday Morning mist and fog patches will be clearing away quickly on Easter Sunday morning. This then leaves another fine and very warm day over England and Wales. There is a risk of some low cloud drifting onto western coasts from time to time. Over Scotland and Ireland cloud is likely to be more extensive. Rain affects northwest Scotland and the far west of Ireland. Highs at 25C in England and Wales, cooler on the coasts due to the sea breezes, 14C in northwest Scotland.
Sunday Night A dry and clear night ahead for much of the UK and eastern Ireland. Isolated mist and fog patches may affect Enland and eastern Wales. Cloudier in western Scotland and western Ireland with a few spots of drizzle on the coasts. Breezier in Ireland and western Scotland too. Lows near 8 to 13C.
Easter Monday Another fine start to Monday morning. Mist and fog patches at first in England and Wales, but these clear quickly. The day then starts fair for most with sunny spells. However, there is a chance of isolated showers developing over western and southern parts of England and Wales later. Ireland and western Scotland will be breezier with more cloud here, although it will brighten up. Isolated showers in mid Ireland. Highs at 18 to 24C.
Tuesday Low pressure develops over southern Ireland on Tuesday, and pressure will be falling for all. This allows for an area of heavier showers to develop through Ireland, Wales, southwest Scotland and western England, some of them thundery. The rest of scotland, northern and eastern England will be drier with some sunny spells,although it will be breezy. Cooler on eastern coasts at 13C, 23C in the Midlands and southern England.
A dry and bright start to the holiday weekend for most of the country and feeling warm away from the far northwest. Showers and spells of rain are expected over northern Scotland. Good morning, It will be a mostly dry start to the day across the UK and Ireland. Milder in the west where cloud is thicker, chillier to the east and in more rural areas. There could be some mist and fog patches around, particularly over central and southern parts of England, but these should be short-lived and burn off quickly as temperatures rise. A few isolated showers too are not out of the question over far northwestern parts of Scotland and Ireland.
As the morning goes on showers could become more frequent over northwestern Scotland though it should stay mostly dry elsewhere. It will always be cloudier in northwestern areas with cloud breaking to the southeast. The best of the brightness will be over East Anglia and the Southeast. High temperatures reaching 18 to 21C for most, though 22 or 23C is not out of the question in the southeast. In northwestern Scotland however temperatures will struggle to rise much above 13 or 14C.
Showers will continue to increase in intensity over northern Scotland through the afternoon and there could be some heavy bursts of rain at times in the northeast through the evening. A risk of showers continuing too through the afternoon for northwestern parts of Ireland. Elsewhere there ill be a good deal of sunshine around with the best of the clear skies in the southeast.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend! Claire
More unsettled next week after a fine and warm Easter weekend After fine and warm weather over the Easter weekend conditions are set to become more unsettled next week. Lower pressure is going to be bringing periods of rain and showers and it will be turning cooler.
For the weather for the next few days click here Tuesday 23/4/19 Low pressure develops over southern Ireland on Tuesday, and pressure will be falling for all. This allows for an area of heavier showers to develop through Ireland, Wales, southwest Scotland and western England, some of them thundery. The rest of scotland, northern and eastern England will be drier with some sunny spells,although it will be breezy. Cooler on eastern coasts at 13C, 23C in the Midlands and southern England.
Thursday 25/4/19 Low pressure remains on Thursday. This brings an unsettled day with rain and showers. Some of the showers could bne heavy. Highs at 12 to 16C.
Friday 26/4/19 A ridge of higher pressure builds on Friday, probably bringing a fairer day. There is the chance of a scattering of showers, a few of them heavy. Highs at 12 to 17C.
Saturday 27/4/19 Low pressure pushes bands of rain eastwards through the country on Saturday. Some of the rain will be heavy at times. Sunnier spells and drier weather away from the rain areas. Highs at 12 to 18C. Sunday 28/4/19 Rather mixed on Sunday with sunny spells and showers. Most of the showers affecting western coasts and hills. Temperatures at 13 to 18C.
A mixed month with most rain in north and west, better later Latest indications are that May will be a rather mixed month. It may start cool overall. Tending to become more settled later in the month, mostly across more southern areas, it may become warm too. Always the threat of some rain further north and west. *27/4/19 - 4/5/19* Trough settled over UK. Mixed to unsettled conditions. Rain and showers. Average temperatures. *5/5/19 - 11/5/19* Trough remains. Mixed conditions. Most rain in north and west. Rain tending to be showery in east. Cool temperatures. *12/5/19 - 18/5/19* Mixed to unsettled through the week. Most rain to the north and west. Temperatures milder than average. *19/5/19 - 25/5/19* Increased pressure to the south. Generally fair southern parts of UK, sunny spells and warm. Risk of rain in Scotland and the north and west of Ireland at times. **ends** Simon Keeling Email me at email@example.com
*May* A mixed month. Spells of dry weather, but some spells of showery weather too. There could be some heavy showers, especially mid month. Cool spells. Probably best in east. *June* Ridge of high pressure is likely to bring a fair start. Probably a drier than average month. Driest in the south. Milder for all too. Simon Keeling
A largely dry & settled picture across much of Europe; thunderstorms & heavy rain continue for Spain Saturday Thunderstorms, triggering heavy downpours, will persist for southeastern Spain and spread into the Balearics on Saturday. Mostly dry and bright for northwestern Spain and Portugal. A dry day for Italy though cloud will build from the west through the day. Greece and Turkey will largely see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. A rather dull day for central and southern France with showers, some of which may be heavy. A mostly dry and bright day for northern France, Benelux, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. Another sunny and dry day for Denmark. A band of scattered showers will move southward through the Baltics on Saturday while Finland and Sweden will see a mostly dry and bright day. A band of cloud will move from the west into Norway through the afternoon bringing rain to western coastal regions by the evening.
Sunday Scattered showers will affect much of the Iberian peninsula on Sunday though the morning should be dry and fair in Portugal. The heaviest showers will once again be concentrated in southeastern Spain where flash flooding remains a concern. Showery and overcast at times for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Greece. Dry and sunny in western Turkey. Heavy showers for southern parts of France through Sunday but dry and sunny in the north. Dry and sunny conditions are expected for the Low Countries, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Western Poland should also be dry and sunny but it will be cloudy with showers in the east. Dry and sunny in Denmark and the Baltic States on Sunday though parts of Lithuania could see some heavy showers flare up through the afternoon. Showers will affect northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland on Sunday while southern areas should see a mixture of good sunny spells and cloudy skies.
My favourite page for a comprehensive weather forecast is the BBC's 24 hour forecast as it provides hourly conditions, giving you a good idea of when any cloud or rain will appear during the day. To find the 24 hour forecast you need click here and enter your postcode, then select 24 hour forecast.