UK to bathe in TWO WEEKS of hot, dry sunshine - 'High pressure is coming!'

UK to bathe in TWO WEEKS of hot, dry sunshine - 'High pressure is coming!'

Weather forecast for Sunday April 14

GB News
Dimitris Kouimtsidis

By Dimitris Kouimtsidis

Published: 14/04/2024

- 11:14

Updated: 14/04/2024

- 12:09

The weather forecast for the first two weeks of May sees a "good deal of dry weather for many areas"

The UK is set to bathe in two weeks of hot, dry sunshine, as a result of high pressure.

The final few days of April and the first two weeks of May are set to see an improvement in the weather compared to the two weeks before that.

The Met Office forecast for April 28 to May 12 reads: "Towards the end of April, high pressure will probably be close to the UK with a good deal of dry weather for many areas.

"Moving into May, these settled conditions will probably move northwards, with the driest weather across the northwest of the UK.

Weather forecast for the last week of April

Weather forecast for the last week of April


"If any more unsettled conditions develop these are more likely to affect south with a risk of some heavy rain or showers.

"Temperatures will probably be close to average overall, with warm days but some colder nights."

This will be preceded by two weeks of below average temperatures and rain, with the middle part of April being dominated by dreary weather.

A Met Office forecast for the period from April 18 to April 27 reads: "Winds from the north or northwest are expected to affect the UK at the start of this period.


Weather forecast for Monday April 15

Upcoming weather in the next few days will be much more unsettled however


"Some showers or longer spells of rain are likely at times, these heaviest across the north and northwest, though systems still likely reaching the south east on Thursday.

"Temperatures are expected to mostly be below normal edging toward average or just above into the new week.

"Through the weekend and into the new week a build of pressure will probably occur, meaning more in the way of dry weather across the UK as a whole.

"Some rain of light showers will still be possible at times, if these develop they will be more likely to affect the northwest.

Despite seeing temperatures reach 20C in recent days, the mercury is expected to plunge once again.

Thermometers will drop widely from Monday amid warnings for parts of the country to brace for thunder and hail.

Lows of freezing could hit the high spots of Scotland and northern England while the rest of Britain sinks to single figures.

Heavy rain across Scotland and the north will bring the risk of floods with ground saturated from weeks of wet weather.

A north-south split will bring better weather to the south and the southeast, before high pressure builds ahead of a longer dry spell.

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