The weather is all springs and roundabouts.

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  • Winds are expected to turn increasingly northerly through the rest of this week and over the weekend, bringing much chillier air down from the north across the UK. Photo credit: MeteoGroup

    A sharp drop in the temperatures is expected across a lot of the UK this weekend. Parts of north-west Scotland will see highs of around 18-21C on Thursday 12th May, but temperatures will fall to around 10-13C by the weekend. Photo credit: MeteoGroup

    High pressure is expected to become dominant across the UK this weekend and into the start of next week, bringing generally dry and settled conditions. Photo credit: MeteoGroup

  • The weather is all springs and roundabouts.
    12.05.2016 14:43


    It has finally felt like spring has arrived over the past week or so with much of the UK enjoying some fine and warm conditions. However, as many of us know too well the weather in the UK can be very fickle and change suddenly and unfortunately a change in the weather looks on the horizon.


    At the end of last week and over the weekend much of England and Wales was dry, fine and very warm with temperatures peaking at around 24-27C. In fact Sunday 8th May was the warmest day of the year so far with Northolt in London recording a maximum temperature of 27.1C. Scotland and N Ireland unfortunately were much colder on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May with highs generally of just 13-17C and had to wait until Sunday 8th May before they saw the warm conditions.


    Over the past week Scotland has enjoyed some lovely fine and very warm conditions with highs of 26-27C in north-western areas on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th May. The rest of the UK saw the warm and muggy conditions persist through last week but there were also showers and spells of rain that pushed up from the south, giving some high rainfall totals in places.


    The end of this week and over the weekend will see a change in the weather with winds turning increasingly northerly and bringing much chillier air down from the north across the UK. This will cause a sharp drop in temperatures, for example parts of north-west Scotland will see highs of around 18-21C on Thursday 12th May, but temperatures will fall to around 10-13C the following day (Friday 13th May).  This is the case for southern areas too with parts of southern England recording daytime temperatures of around 20-23C on Thursday 12th May, but temperatures expected to fall to around 11-15C by Saturday 14th May.


    Into the start of next week, high pressure is expected to remain dominate across the UK, bringing generally dry and fine conditions and temperatures around average for this time of year. However, once again a change in the weather is expected from mid week onward with unsettled and potentially slightly milder conditions pushing in from the west.


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    By: Gemma Plumb