Windy but plenty of dry weather – Thursday 21st April 2022 – Sunday 24th April 2022

Hi all,

I hope you enjoyed the Easter weather which remained mostly dry and quite warm with pleasant sunny spells. The sun is gaining strength day-by-day and even when temperatures are below average it can still feel warm in any sunshine. UV levels are now over 4 and at the high-end of medium, so don’t forget your sun-cream when out and about for a couple of hours. Don’t forget, getting sunburnt is nothing to do with the temperature on the thermometer.

We’ve only had 32mm of rain so far this April and with the way it’s looking, there’s not much rainfall to come over the remainder of the month. So it looks like it’s going to be another very dry month, after March’s 21mm. January (45mm) was also dry with the soggy February (187mm) sandwiched in between.

Thursday: A decent sunny day with some cloud bubbling up in southern parts into the afternoon. A keen easterly wind developing and becoming strong but temperatures remaining pleasant enough. Max 16°C

Friday: We have high pressure to our north and northeast in charge of the weather, meaning a lot of dry weather with bright spells developing after a cloudy start (localised shower). Isobars will be closely-packed together meaning it will be a very windy and gusty day. Values of 40mph can’t be ruled out. Max 13°C

High pressure to the N/NE and low pressure to the S. Tightly-packed isobars in between means a gusty, easterly wind coming down off the hills; 35-40mph gusts likely.

Weekend: Gusty conditions.

Saturday: A mostly cloudy day with a few bright spells around especially in the west. Again it will be windy, 35-40mph gusts, making it feel chilly. Chance of an isolated shower early on. Max 12°C

Sunday: Remaining windy but hopefully not as annoying as the last few days and more in the way of sunny spells developing meaning it will feel a little warmer. Dry. Max 14°C

Outlook: At this stage it looks to remain similar to what we currently have although winds will ease by Tuesday. Plenty of dry weather but often cloudy and cooler-than-average. If the Jet Stream kicks back into its Atlantic-driven mode then rain and wind would return but this looks unlikely. Keep watering those gardens!

This graphic shows the total rainfall expected between now and the 1st of May. Unless we see a turnaround in the forecast, we will see very little rainfall during the rest of April.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest forecasts and warnings.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 20th of April 2022 at 5pm
Images: http://www.wxcharts.com

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