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- Are you prepared for this Summer?
- Barbeque weather this weekend
- Difference of 20.2C across the UK yesterday
- Stay on top of the weather near you
- Last April had the lowest average temperatures for almost 100 years
- Calm before the storm…or storm before the calm?
- The weather this afternoon by Aiden McGivern
- If you’re still looking for somewhere to go over Easter, look no further!
- Warmer weather in the run up to Easter ahead of a warm weekend
- We need to work on climate change, but what are climate zones?
- Wednesday looks like another day of all seasons
- Tonight’s weather will feel like winter is behind us
- Rain is expected to come in across the country, so be prepared
- Spring could finally be here!
- Easter to bring hottest temperatures of year so far
- Find out what the Met Office is saying about the weather near you over Easter weekend
- Temperatures in the capital to reach 20C this week
- As it gets sunnier, make sure you protect yourself from UV
- As the day draws on, the rain is moving north
- The hot weather is right around the corner but there are ways to stay cool in the heat
- The rest of the week is looking mostly dry
- Dealing with hay fever? Climate change might affect it
- Stay in the know about the rainfall in your area
- What does it mean when they talk about high and low pressure?
- Next week looks set to be another week of ups and downs
THE UK is set for a hot Easter as the weekend could see hottest day of the year as temperatures rise – with Sahara dust sunsets.
Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said: “This week is going to be much warmer than last week, with temperatures fairly widely above average.”
She added: “The London region is where we’re likely to see those higher temperatures, through Thursday and Friday. On the weekend temperatures will remain in the high teens or low 20s in places.
“It will be mixed and not everywhere will see the warmest temperatures. We should expect dry and bright weather.”
And, according to Sky News meteorologist Chris England, the dust blown in from the Sahara could also make for some spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
“A southerly flow and generally light winds this week mean it will be turning warmer, with temperatures of over 20C possible in places from Thursday,” Sky’s forecaster said.
Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates.
Are you prepared for this Summer?
The weather is already heating up, so we may be in for a hot Summer.
Many consider the Summer to be a time to be enjoyed rather than a threat. While it should be enjoyed, we should also stay safe.
Some of the key things to consider include:
– Pollen – ensure you have antihistamines if you suffer from hay fever
– UV rays – wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat if out and about for a long time in the sun
– Dehydration – drink enough so that you don’t faint or something more serious
– Potential heavy downpour – heavy rains and storms can occur in the Summer too. Keep a brolly nearby just in case
Barbeque weather this weekend
Thinking about an Easter barbeque? Go for it!
The weather this weekend is perfect if you’re hoping for a barbeque.
Showers aren’t impossible, but are unlikely. The weekend is likely to begin cloudy in the northwest, with isolated light rain.
Elsewhere fine conditions are expected after early mist and fog clears, with light winds, though low cloud may linger along some coasts.
Difference of 20.2C across the UK yesterday
The temperatures on this island can vary significantly.
Heathrow had the highest temperature yesterday at 18.8C and the lowest maximum temperature was 6C.
The lowest minimum temperature was -1.4C in Stoke Newington.
Stay on top of the weather near you
Don’t get caught in the equally-possible rain or get sunstroke.
The Met Office make it easy for you to find out the weather in your area so you aren’t caught off-guard.
The weather map shows the weather in your area with 5 minute increments.
Stay abreast of what’s going on here.
Last April had the lowest average temperatures for almost 100 years
April 2021 had the lowest average temperatures since 1922.
According to provisional figures from the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre, April had the third lowest average UK minimum temperature for the month since records began in 1884.
Wales, Scotland and England all reported their figures in their top five lowest ever recorded.
Tomorrow and the rest of the week is already likely to hit 20C.
Calm before the storm…or storm before the calm?
With the heat of the weekend so soon, many are focusing on what to do.
Before we make it to the weekend though, many of us will have to contend with thundery weather.
Particularly tomorrow. The likelihood is we might see those high temperatures sooner than we expect, but with rain and thunder accompanying it.
The weather this afternoon by Aiden McGivern
Videos are often far easier to follow than words so the Met Office issues videos of the weather forecast.
Aiden McGivern explains what we can expect this afternoon.
He said: “We can see the rain moving north and a mixture of bright spells and showers.”
If you’re still looking for somewhere to go over Easter, look no further!
There are great places to stay in the UK and abroad.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for somewhere abroad, see below for some great European breaks!
Warmer weather in the run up to Easter ahead of a warm weekend
Showery and the occasional windy weather.
The warmer air being drawn up from France is in contrast to the Arctic air mass conditions we have seen over much of the country in the last week or so which has brought the cold.
This will also bring a number of unsettled spells, particularly in the west.
Showers will be heaviest in the west towards the end of the week with the chance of some thundery bursts, while rain will be more persistent in the north
We need to work on climate change, but what are climate zones?
There are six main climate zones.
Across the globe there are six main climate zones; snow; arid; Mediterranean; Equatorial, Polar and Temperate.
These range between -80C to 45C.
Due to the tip of the Earth’s axis and the gravitational pull, the varying areas of the world experience different and sometimes extreme weather conditions.
More on the climate zones can be found here.
Wednesday looks like another day of all seasons
There might be rain, but also sunshine and thunder.
Wednesday will bring outbreaks of rain in the north easing with some brightness developing during the afternoon.
Elsewhere there will be a mix of sunshine and showers developing, some heavy and thundery.
The temperature across the country will be warm or very warm.
Tonight’s weather will feel like winter is behind us
After the rain today, tonight remains rainy in the north.
It will also be cloudy in the north.
Elsewhere many will experience some clear spells in the east but also occasional showers or rain in the cloudier west.
Much of the weather around the country will be mild.
Rain is expected to come in across the country, so be prepared
The South East should remain warm, but the rest of the UK will be wet.
Spring could finally be here!
Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth has said that despite the heat, the North West will also experience some lingering cloud, making eastern areas the best destination for sun-seekers over the weekend.
She said: “If people are travelling for sunshine, then further eastern areas are more likely to see that brighter weather.
“I think in the main for the bank holiday weekend, we’ll see temperatures quite widely above average across the UK and hopefully they could be very warm in the South East in particular.
“Warmer than average certainly, but nowhere near heatwave criteria.
“It will definitely be warmer than the week we’ve just had and last week.”
Easter to bring hottest temperatures of year so far
EASTER weekend is set to bring the hottest temperatures of the year so far with a 22C scorcher, forecasters have said.
Warm weather is set to continue throughout the week, with dry conditions expected for most of the country ahead of the bank holiday.
The warmest temperature of the year so far has been 20.8C, meaning the highs predicted for the South East on the weekend would set a new record for 2022.
Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth has said: “We’ll see temperatures generally come up through the week. Today (Monday) we’re seeing highs of 18, then from Thursday onwards temperatures could reach 20, 21, quite possibly 22.
“Across southern and eastern areas we’re more likely to see some sunshine and clearer skies in the afternoon.”
Rising temperatures this week are expected to be driven by a “Saharan” blast of hot air coming from the south as the long Easter weekend approaches.
The UK will see temperatures rise thanks to a Saharan blast of hot airCredit: WX Charts
Find out what the Met Office is saying about the weather near you over Easter weekend
Temperatures in the capital to reach 20C this week
Saturday is set to be the hottest day of the year so far.
After a few cloudy days and some showers, there is warmth and cause for ice creams around the corner.
Right in time for Easter weekend, if you’re in London this weekend, you’re in luck – Saturday and Sunday should be about 20C with Sunday being the drier of the two days.
As it gets sunnier, make sure you protect yourself from UV
We can’t see UV but it can be very dangerous.
We hear often about protecting our skin but our eyes are actually 10 times more sensitive than our skin.
Sunglasses are the best way to protect our eyes from UV damage.
Wraparound glasses are the best type as they block out the light. Besides that, it’s best to wear glasses between 11am and 3pm.
As the day draws on, the rain is moving north
The southwest will experience mainly dry spells throughout the rest of today.
The showery rain in the southwest from this morning is clearing and moving northwards across many other western and northern areas.
It’ll be mostly dry with some sunny spells elsewhere, especially southern and eastern England. Windy but warmer.
The hot weather is right around the corner but there are ways to stay cool in the heat
It’s great when it’s hot, but when it’s too hot it can be uncomfortable
In England there is an average 2000 heat-related deaths each year.
Older people, and particularly those with underlying health conditions are at more risk due to heat.
The main problem is a lack of water. Dehydration can be very dangerous.
Overheating can cause breathing issues, particularly for those who already have a problem with their breathing.
And heatstroke or heat exhaustion can cause fainting and other issues.
The rest of the week is looking mostly dry
Some sunshine throughout the rest of the week.
Dry for most from Wednesday onwards, some sunshine, but low cloud often around coasts.
Cloudier with occasional rain in the northwest.
Dealing with hay fever? Climate change might affect it
One of the main things to consider is increased rainfall.
Increased rainfall may make pollen season lengthen, causing pollen concentration to increase.
There may also be a change in the distribution of allergenic plants. These plants produce more pollen which would also increase the pollen concentration in the air.
Stay in the know about the rainfall in your area
The Met Office tool shows almost live rainfall across the UK.
The map shows rainfall radar at five minute intervals.
Find out here where and when rain might fall where you are.
What does it mean when they talk about high and low pressure?
The type of pressure can cause different weather at different times of the year.
High and low pressure systems have a direct impact on the weather we experience in the UK.
In Summer, high pressure tends to bring about the bright, warm days we look forward to.
In the Winter, high pressure instead brings dry, cold, frosty days.
Next week looks set to be another week of ups and downs
The last few weeks have had days with all the weathers it seems, and next week appears to be no different.
Starting off with mist and fog, there’ll be mainly fine days throughout the South and eastern areas with light winds.
For the rest of the time, there will likely be rain and clouds, with bursts of sunshine and heavier winds.
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