Severe weather warnings
Wednesday Yet another fine day for many areas of the British Isles with further prolonged spells of warm sunshine across many regions too despite some variable cloud. A cool E'ly breeze across more eastern areas of England and E Scotland, but otherwise another warm day for many, especially in the west. Highs 14C to 21C.
Wednesday Night Many areas experiencing a dry night with clear spells and variable cloud. Some mist and fog patches possible in places but these soon clearing by the end of the night, while some mist and murky conditions may return to E England and E Scotland. A mild night for most, but locally chilly in the countryside. Lows 5C to 11C.
Thursday During Thursday and high pressure will continue to dominate the weather across many areas throughout the course of the day. Spells of sunshine are forecast, these prolonged at times, but with perhaps more cloud across eastern areas given a E'ly breeze off the N Sea. Some showers may then develop later in the day across far southern counties of England, extending westwards overnight. Many areas remaining warm or locally very warm. Highs 16C to 21C.
Friday Into Friday and at the moment high pressure remains the dominant feature of the weather maintaining the dry conditions. Further bright or sunny spells are forecast, perhaps especially across more northern and western areas where more prolonged sunshine is possible. E'ly breeze continues though so cooler across eastern areas and perhaps with more cloud here and a some scattered showers are possible across S England through the day. Highs 15C to 21C, warmest in the west.
Dry weather will continue across many areas with prolonged spells of sunshine and with just a few isolated heavy showers by evening. Good morning, Through the rest of Tuesday morning and many areas will be dry with bright or sunny spells and these prolonged at times too and it will soon become warm through the morning as well. More cloud is possible across some northern and eastern areas of Scotland though where it may also be cooler here too.
Through the afternoon and no significant changes are forecast many areas dry with bright or sunny spells and these prolonged at times too, especially across more central and northern areas of the UK. By the end of the afternoon there is a low risk of a few heavy showers or thunderstorms across some central and southern areas of England. These will be particularly isolated but could bring some localised severe weather primarily due to a lot of rain falling in a short space of time.
Any evening showers will soon clear and then many areas dry with clear spells and variable cloud. Some mist and fog patches are possible and some misty and murky conditions across parts of northern and eastern Scotland may edge down into some eastern areas of England too. A mild night for most, but perhaps chilly in the countryside.
High pressure will maintain a lot of fine weather across many areas throughout the forecast period but some showers can't be ruled out in the south
For the weather for the next few days click here Friday 25/5/18 Into Friday and at the moment high pressure remains the dominant feature of the weather maintaining the dry conditions. Further bright or sunny spells are forecast, perhaps especially across more northern and western areas where more prolonged sunshine is possible. E'ly breeze continues though so cooler across eastern areas and perhaps with more cloud here and a some scattered showers are possible across S England through the day. Highs 15C to 21C, warmest in the west.
Saturday 26/5/18 At the moment no major changes are forecast by Saturday with high pressure still the dominant feature, perhaps situated just to the north and north-east. This means an E'ly breeze will continue, especially across England and Wales, so cooler near eastern counties of England and perhaps cloudier here as well. Best of the sunshine is most likely to continue to be across more northern and western areas, while a few showers still remain possible in the south. Still warm, but certainly cooler across eastern counties of England nearest to the N Sea. Highs 15C to 21C.
Sunday 27/5/18 Still little change is currently predicted even by Sunday as high pressure remains slow moving just to the north and north-east of the British Isles. This will maintain dry weather across many areas and with further bright or sunny spells, especially in the north and west. Still cloudier, perhaps, in the south and east and with still the potential for a cooler E'ly breeze across eastern counties of England, while a few showers remain possible in the south. Temperatures near average, highs 14C to 20C, warmest in the west still.
Monday 28/5/18 At the moment very similar weather conditions will continue into the following week as high pressure remains slow moving. There may be an increased risk of some showers moving into more southern counties of England by this point, perhaps even heavy and thundery, but, overall, the dry and sunny conditions look set to persist across many areas and remaining warm. Highs 15C to 21C.
Tuesday 29/5/18 Uncertainties by next Tuesday but the risk of some further heavy showers, perhaps even thunderstorms may well continue across more central and southern areas of England and Wales, perhaps extending northwards. However, more northern areas of the British Isles are likely to remain settled as high pressure continues to dominate just to the north. Many areas warm or very warm, perhaps rather humid in the south too. Highs 16C to 23C. Wednesday 30/5/18 At the moment a more unsettled weather pattern may evolve by next Wednesday with the risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms across England, Wales and Ireland potentially extending northwards to Scotland too. However, it will be more northern areas of the British Isles that maintain the driest and sunnier conditions. Many areas warm or very warm and perhaps very humid too across England and Wales. Highs, 17C to 24C.
*May* Our current ideas are that the start of May is likely to be better than the end of the month. Higher pressure may dominate at first bringing dry weather and good spells of sunshine. It is likely to be a milder start to the month, perhaps with an odd warm day. Into the middle of the month outbreaks of rain and showers may encroach into western Ireland and southwest England. Towards the end of the month conditions may become more unsettled, especially in the south and west with all places then wetter as the month ends. *June* The start of the month is likely to be unsettled with wind and rain. Wet weather could last into the middle stages of the month when there will be strong winds and heavy periods of rain too. It may also be cool. The second half of June is likely to be better with sunny sells and drier weather as well as being warmer. Simon Keeling
High pressure will continue to dominate across many northern areas of Europe maintaining mainly dry weather, but with thundery downpours elsewhere Tuesday During Tuesday and high pressure extending across much of Scandinavia and down into the British Isles will maintain fine weather with pleasantly warm conditions. A weather front may, however, bring some rain or showers to the far north of Norway and Sweden later in the day. Much of central and southern areas of Europe will have a summer-type weather pattern with plenty of sunshine through the morning but with then some heavy and thundery downpours developing as the day progresses. At the moment parts of France, Switzerland, Italy and also down into Spain and Portugal seem at greatest risk of these and some severe thunderstorms could develop. Warm or very warm across many central and southern areas of Europe, if not hot across more eastern areas, including Greece and Turkey where some thundery downpours may also develop too.
Wednesday Into Wednesday and not a great deal of change in the weather is forecast. High pressure persists across much of Scandinavia while continuing to influence the weather across the British Isles as well with further dry, settled and warm conditions across more northern areas of Europe in general. Elsewhere and the mixture of sunshine and afternoon thundery downpours are predicted, again primarily focused across parts of France, eastwards into more central areas of Europe, down into Italy and also across Iberia too. Some longer spells of rain may actually develop across Portugal as well through the day in association with low pressure just to the west. Warm or very warm for much of Europe, but particularly hot across more eastern areas of the Med including Greece, Turkey and surrounding countries.
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.