Cold Where Cloudy, Mild Where Sunny, High Collapses Giving Way To Atlantic Next Week

The UK and Ireland’s longest dry spell since probably last September continues but you’ll have noticed an increase in cloud cover thanks to our high repositioning and therefore drawing moister air in from the Atlantic. Still, where sun shines (central and southern Scotland today), it’s pleasantly mild at 10-15C but as you well know, under the blanket of cloud and particularly in that nagging breeze, no better than 4-8C.

Yesterday was probably the more dramatic of the ‘short distance temperature contrasts’ we’ve seen of late. While NW Wales enjoyed 14C in the sun just 50 miles east and on the English side of the border beneath a thick blanket of cloud, it only mustered a downright cold 3C.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

It’s cold where cloudy and mild where sunny throughout Western Europe this afternoon. Unsettled across Iberia.

Credit: weatheronline.com

Credit: weatheronline.com

Current surface

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Current temps

Credit: Meteoceil

Credit: Meteoceil

Beneath the clouds, it’s just 7C in Paris currently.

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A comfortable 11C in Glasgow.

Credit: Catriona Gillies

Credit: Catriona Gillies

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Today through Monday, for Western Europe it’s cooler than normal beneath the cloud but at or slightly above normal in the sunshine. It’s opposite by night.

Further east into Russia and as you can see from the below GFS 2m temp forecast, Russia should remain at or below freezing by day and dip to between -5 and -15C by night.

Sunday AM

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Sunday PM

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Monday AM

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

More of the same dry but cloudy weather tomorrow but with sunnier skies across northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England but the southward decrease in the pressure field means Atlantic systems will begin to head towards Ireland and UK.

The collapse of the high by mid next week means the Atlantic door is opened up once again.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Here’s what the models are showing for April. More in Monday morning’s post!

Canadian April

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

CFSv2 April

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Next update Monday!

See this morning’s video.

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