A Nice Warmup Across the UK Today & Wednesday Before Next Soaker On Thursday (Includes Video!)

Written by on June 19, 2012 in United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

You could be forgiven for thinking it is almost summer-like again across the UK as we shrugged off those heavy morning showers which caused nasty surface spray and flooding which made way for a very pleasant June day. Once those showers cleared into eastern Scotland, skies turned sunny and it has remained that way for the majority. With light winds, temperatures risen to decent levels, although hardly a heat wave, we’ll take 17-18C here in Scotland and 20-21C across the South.

Although we know there’s more wet and windy weather already visible on radar out over the Atlantic and heading our way, it won’t spoil our Wednesday. With more in the way of sunshine temperatures should be even warmer than today with 20-21C for parts of central and southern Scotland and perhaps 22-24C from Manchester down to London and Kent.

GFS precip chart shows rash of heavy, frequent showers piling in from the southwest as front sweeps in during Thursday (Courtesy of MeteoGroup)

Unfortunately this 48-72 hour respite will come to a soggy end come Thursday as we all know it’s only a matter of time before yet more wind and rain comes a calling on our southwestern doorstep.

Thursday will see a rash of heavy and frequent showers pile in out of the southwest, arriving over Cornwall, Devon and South Wales first then spreading northeastwards throughout the UK. With warmer air involved with this system than previous lows, we may see more broken up rains and those individual cells may see sun peak through. This of course adds to an already unstable atmosphere and one can expect to see thunderstorms. This nature of rainfall is always heaviest and torrential. The type of setup which will cause more flooding across already saturated Southern England and parts of Wales.

Friday and into thre weekend will be unsettled with more heavy showers and possible storms.

GFS precip chart shows more widespread coverage of the heavy, frequent showers later in the day Thursday (Courtesy of MeteoGroup)


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