Heavy Showers Become Widespread & Heavy Over UK This Weekend With Localised Flooding Possible!

Written by on August 3, 2012 in United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

GFS surface/precip chart for tomorrow shows low drifting SE, increasing the risk of showers during Saturday (Courtesy of WeatherOnline)

The past few days has seen some decent spells of sun with scattered, hit or miss showers. When the sun has been shinning it’s felt pretty warm and overall, the past couple of days haven’t been bad at all.

Unfortunately that looks to change to a certain degree this weekend though I am optimistic we can still see some decent spells of sun. However, the low spinning to the west of Ireland is now shifting after stalling over the past few days. This movement southeastwards down towards the Cornish coast will increase the potential for showers throughout the UK during Saturday and Sunday and these will become heavy, persistent and with the risk of producing lightning, gusty winds and a localised risk of flooding.

GFS surface/precip chart for Sunday shows low over S England providing risk of showers (Courtesy of WeatherOnline)

This is no washout but like I’ve stated all week, the risk of INCREASED showers will be the rule here.

It remains mild with highs of 17-19C in the North while 19-23C in the South, always feeling warm in the sunshine.

Next week remains unsettled and I could see nights turning distinctly cold by early August standards as the trough axis sits directly overhead. Clear skies and light winds could send temps to near frost levels in rural areas while towns and cities fall to mid single figures.

GFS surface/precip chart for Monday continues to keep shower risk going. (Courtesy of WeatherOnline)

 

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