Meteorological spring is set to end on a largely quiet and settled note across many parts of Britain and Ireland as high pressure continues to ridge in across the country and, at times, even becomes centred over the country meaning that there should be plenty of fine and pleasantly warm weather around.
With the Summer Solstice only a month away now then the sun is increasingly high and strong so although temperatures may not officially reach the very warm category (more on this in a sec), it will certainly feel very warm in the sunshine. UV levels will also be high or very high so keep that sun cream handy whilst pollen levels will also be on the rise too so a double whammy if you are a hayfever suffer.
In terms of temperatures, with the high centred to our west for much of the time so winds are coming around the top of that high and then sinking south on the eastern flank meaning that for our part of the world there will be a cooling north or northeast breeze at times, most noticeable towards eastern coasts, and this will help to stop temperatures from going much above the seasonal norm. Nights will also still be on the cool side at times, especially where skies remain clear.
There will be some subtle day-to-day variations, at times weakening fronts may try to push down from the northwest bringing more cloud and a little patchy rain, mainly for northern regions, and as we head towards the end of the month so high pressure may start to drift further east which could allow for warmer air to push in from mainland Europe. On the whole though plenty of fine and settled weather to come for the rest of May with little, if any, rainfall for most regions.