>UK Finally Gets Taste Of Summer, Major Heat Building For US, Powerful Storm To Strike SE Australia

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Latest US Discussion @ #USA
While A Major Trough Sweeps Into The West, Major Heat Will Build Out Of The Deserts Spread Across The Country, Watch Out For Severe Weather In N/Plains

Latest UK-Europe Discussion @ #UK-EUROPE
Next 5 Days Will Be Warm & Sunny With High Pressure Dominating Through The Weekend

EUROPE LATEST

Summer Has Finally Arrived To Great Britain But Ireland Awaits Beneath A Blanket Of Cloud

After seemingly weeks of cold, rain and wind, the much anticipated flip in our long term weather pattern across northwest Europe has occured as we see the stubborn trough slide southeastwards. As it does so, we see very warm, continental air slide all the way from Russia due westwards across Germany and into the low countries where temps were widely 27-30C this afternoon.

While this warm air slides west UK-bound, so a strong upper level ridge of high pressure just west of Portugal intensifies and expands north, northeastwards. Between this warm air injected into a strengthening upper level high, very warm air is a given and has been today across the UK. This warming and return to sunnier weather is a sign of more to come.

The image below was captured by nasa’s rapid response satallite this afternoon and one can see the near wall to wall sunshine covering most of Wales, England (except the extreme SW) and a good part of Scotland, though it was a good deal cloudier over western Scotland. This strong sun, beating down along with sinking air allowed most to climb into the low to mid-20s C.

The next 5 days appears to be a repeat of what we’ve seen today as the high continues to build up from the Azores and this will support abundant sunshine and warmth with a widespread 23-28C across the central and southern UK with perhaps a 29C showing up between Wednesday and Friday. No, Scotland won’t be left out with just an odd warm day, the warmth is here and may stay longers overall. From now through Sunday we should see warming to between 22-25C widely. If the ECMWF is correct, the warmest of all appears to be by late this weekend over Scotland where we may see a 28C perhaps over the central or north Highlands.

US LATEST

Bye Bye Alberto, Hello Heat, Major NW Trough & Perhaps Severe Weather Towards Memorial Weekend

Alberto Leaving But Damp Weather Remains in East
ACCUWEATHER

East Daily Dowpours This Week
ACCUWEATHER

Major Heatwave May Evolve Late This Week From The Plains To East Coast

Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave
ACCUWEATHER

AUSTRALIA LATEST

Powerful Storm Set To Bring Gales, Heavy Rains, Snow & Cold To Southeastern Australia

Major rain event to soak Queensland and New South Wales
THE WEATHER CHANNEL (AUS)

Damaging winds to batter elevated Vic overnight
THE WEATHER CHANNEL (AUS)

Doonas for south-east QLD: polar blast to head north
THE WEATHER CHANNEL (AUS)

ASIA LATEST

Tragedy On Everest

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DAILY MAIL

THE EXTREMES OF THE DAY

TODAY’S US EXTREMES
COURTESY OF ACCUWEATHER

HIGH: 113° at Death Valley, CA
LOW: 28° at Pahaska, WY

TODAY’S UK EXTREMES
COURTESY OF THE MET OFFICE

HIGH: 80° (26.7°C) at Solent
LOW: 35° (1.7°C) at Baltasound

TODAY’S EXTREMES HERE AT MY HOUSE

HIGH: 72°
LOW: 44°

Thanks for reading.
-Mark

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