UK weather: Recent 'heatwave' blighted by imminent 'mini Arctic Plunge' with April Showers over the weekend

Unsettled weather conditions will continue through May, said the BBC

Lamiat Sabin@LamiatSabin
Tuesday 21 April 2015 06:15
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Bright skies could turn grey as April Showers and unpredictable weather loom
Bright skies could turn grey as April Showers and unpredictable weather loom

The current stretch of warm weather and bright, sunny skies will soon become scattered and unsettled.

Although Britain has been experiencing above-average temperatures – in what has been referred to as a “mini heatwave” – it will be cooler and wetter from Thursday.

“May see snow again in the forecast for high ground in the north,” Leon Brown from Weather Channel UK said as reported by The Mirror.

For the next three days, it will remain dry and fairly warm with some morning fog and low cloud in East Anglia and the East Midlands, according to the Met Office.

There is some chance of rain in Northern Ireland and Scotland, however temperatures are set to remain between 13 to 15C with highs of 17C and 19C in London, the southeast and the southern coastline.

The spells of rain will eventually clear by the afternoon to leave smatterings of cloud and lots of warm sunshine.

Thursday will be much cooler and windier for most parts of the country as temperatures drop by a few degrees.

Patchy overnight rain will develop into bands of persistent April Showers in most areas over the weekend, especially in the north-west and south-west.

The early weeks of May will also be unsettled. The BBC claims: “There is a good deal of uncertainty regarding the weather conditions expected over the UK during this period.”

Meanwhile, the warmer climate has seen people flocking to parks and beaches since it appeared last Wednesday.

Even huge blooms of barrel jellyfish have taken to our waters in recent days after plankton have thrived and grown on the coast.

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