Thursday 3rd May 2018 – Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Hi all,

After a reasonable April we move into May with some decent, settled weather on the way and it’s not often we can say that with a Bank Holiday approaching.

Thursday: A chilly start with high pressure building to the southwest of the UK starting to settle the weather down after Wednesday’s rain. Mostly dry with some bright spells. However, a little later, the airflow will thicken the cloud and there could be some isolated areas of drizzle. Max 13°C

Friday: Plenty of cloud again, but with some bright spells thrown in, especially to the east. Just a low chance of a shower breaking out over the hills as temperatures begin to rise. A south-westerly breeze but warmer. Max 17°C

Weekend: It could be a lot worse with it being an extended one.

Saturday: Some sunny spells developing. Feeling very warm, especially in any sunshine. Max 20°C

Sunday: Pleasant sunny spells. A northwesterly breeze will develop so a little cooler and perhaps cloudier later. Max 19°C

Bank Holiday Monday: This is rare! It’s a Bank Holiday and we’ll have very warm sunny spells and it will be dry. Max 21°C

Remember at this time of year the sun is as strong as mid-August, UV levels are 5 to 6, so apply sun-cream if you’re planning to be out in it for a while, otherwise you will burn.

Outlook: A couple more days of settled dry weather with sunshine before a change. This change brings low pressure to the northwest of the UK allowing it to turn cooler and showery. This is not set in stone but just the more likely outcome.

April 2018 Stats

Max 22.8°C (19th)
Min 0.4°C (5th)
Av. 8.8°C
Wettest 22.2mm (2nd)
Windiest 35mph
Rain 78.8mm
Rainy Days 17
Dry Days 13

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Thanks,
Jon

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