Britain has seen some great weather in recent weeks across the UK, and even though we haven’t been able to enjoy it as we usually should, it has gone some way in cheering up housebound Britons. Now, with lockdown slowly being eased, we’re allowed outside for more reasons and for longer than the last seven weeks – so long as the two metre social distancing guidance is adhered to.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It warms up from Wednesday with the mid-20s on Friday in the south, then cold Arctic air sweeps south across the UK during the weekend, and could see snow on Scottish mountains.”
The glorious sunshine will be especially enjoyable in the south of England.
Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge told Cornwall Live: “Very much so…. the jet stream has moved north, and that’s one of the biggest drivers of unsettled weather.
Mr Grahame said there is “always the potential for rain and showers”, but added: “The transition from spring to summer is looking largely dry and fine… a good period of settled weather.”
The long range weather forecast, up to June 11, from the Met Office is looking pretty sunny as it stands.
The forecast predicts this high pressure dominating until the end of May and could continue well into the middle of June.
The Met Office said: “Although with low confidence, this period looks to stay largely dry and fine with bright or sunny spells for many.
“Despite the dominance of settled weather, this doesn’t rule out some spells of rain or showers, with any prolonged rain more likely in the northwest.
The Met Office said: “To start the period, high pressure should dominate with most parts of the UK seeing largely fine and dry conditions, with variable cloud and bright or sunny spells.
“The far north/northwest may turn less settled with a greater chance of cloudier skies, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds at times here.
“Temperatures look to take an upward trend over the next two weeks with most areas becoming warm, especially in the south and east.
“Through the middle and towards the end of the period, there looks to be a continuation of the settled weather as high pressure stays in control.
“Most places should remain largely dry with plenty of brightness or sunshine as well as light winds.”
The consistent temperatures have arrived just in time, as Britons are now allowed to travel by car an unlimited distance to exercise and take part in leisure activities, so long as social distancing is adhered to.
Beaches have also reopened, although it hasn’t been warm enough yet for many to brave the waters, yet many have begun sunbathing on Britain’s coasts.
Police in the south-east of England have reported having to move on hundreds of people who were relaxing at the beach recently.
Parks have also become the most popular place to socialise – Britons have been instructed only to meet up with one person outside of their household at a time in an open space like a park.
However, those in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland aren’t so lucky just yet – these countries still have a strict lockdown policy in place.
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 21:25:00 +0000