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Thunder 'tis Afternoon Matey!

  • Thunder 'tis Afternoon Matey!

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Ah well 'til midday we thought we would have a wee bit 'o a ruckas. th' proper article not written by a scurvy pirate be below but fer all our buckos in th' South west thar gunna be some rumbles 'o thunder around later this day wit' heavy rain fer th' London area.

Latest TAF forecasts from airports around th' country be suggestin' th' heaviest 'o th' showers from around the midday meal hour. Grog-filled speak like a scurvy pirate day 'n check Metcheck fer th' latest on th' storms later 'tis afternoon.

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Thundery Showers In South

High pressure is still sitting over Scandinavia but has weakened it's grip over the UK enough to allow low pressure to the southwest to edge closer bringing some heavy, thundery showers to southern and south-western parts. During the weekend a new high pressure cell will push in from the west bringing clearer and fresher conditions with it to most parts, pushing the thundery showers in the south away as well as clearing a lot of the mist and murk which has plagued some areas for several days now.

So for this morning it's another dull start to the day with low cloud, mist and fog patches quite widespread again this morning, and the cloud is thick enough to bring some drizzle in places too, especially across central and eastern parts of England and Scotland. Meanwhile across southern and south-western parts of England and Wales along with the Channel Islands there are some heavy, thundery showers around bringing some localised downpours. On the whole many areas will brighten up this morning and some warm sunny spells will develop by this afternoon but further scattered heavy thundery downpours are likely across central and southern parts of England. However, as is always the case in this type of set-up, some areas will miss out on the showers whilst others see a soaking. Meanwhile along some eastern coastal regions of both England and Scotland it is once again likely to remain rather dull, misty and overcast with some more light rain or drizzle at times and here temperatures will be in the mid-high teens. However in the brighter and sunnier areas maximums of 20C to 23C are quite likely, whilst winds will be light, mostly coming in from the east or southeast.

Tonight will see most places turning rather cloudy again with low cloud, mist and fog patches developing again whilst there is a continued risk of some thundery showers affecting parts of southern England and Wales. Tomorrow will see some changes as winds begin to turn more into a northerly direction which will draw down cooler and fresher air but it will become sunnier too with the showers gradually clearing away from southern regions.

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British Summer Is Two Fine Days...

Well hang on... it's Autumn?!

Anyway, a big change in the weather patterns over the next few days as the Rex block which affected us for much of the first half of the month breaks down in spectacular style and gives way to fresher, brighter and cooler weather before the Atlantic pushes in and shows us who is the real boss. A Rex block is where the upper and lower winds in the atmosphere are aligned. When this happens it means areas of low pressure and high pressure don't move anywhere as there is no upper air currents to move them along.

Over the weekend we find a transitory area of high pressure push in from the North-west which will bring cooler and fresher weather to all areas by Sunday. With this system comes the increasing risk of overnight frost under the clear skies.

As we mentioned, this area of high pressure is transitory. The reason being that it has nothing in the upper air to assist in its development and will simply glide across us bringing a real touch of Autumnal fine weather before Atlantic frontal systems push in from the West during the middle part of next week.

This heralds a real change in weather patterns for Western Europe as it looks as though we will see a more unsettled second half of the month with some errr interesting weather possible as we head towards the end of September. But that's a long way away and we will have more on this next week.

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