Garry’s latest FOREcast

Changeable start to June

As we begin the new month, low pressure will often influence the British Isles, which means there will be some much needed rain at times, but mixed with some sunshine too. Keep a brolly handy during the week ahead!

Saturday is likely to start dull, perhaps some fog and drizzle over the hills first thing. This will lift and break up however, and some hazy sunshine should come through. The day as a whole stays dry, and will feel warm and humid with a light southerly breeze. Max 21C.

Sunday sees weather fronts moving in from the west, and a dry start is likely to give way to some heavy bursts of rain into the middle of the day and afternoon, perhaps setting in for a time. 3-5mm is likely, perhaps a bit more if rain lasts longer. Strengthening south to southwest winds up to 15-20mph. Top temperature about 18C.

Low pressure will dominate the forecast for the week ahead, with a mix of sunshine and heavy downpours likely. The nature of showers means this will be hit and miss from day to day, but expect a soaking at some point, with the heavier bursts bringing a risk of thunder. Winds from the south to southwest will vary, gusty at times around showers. Temperatures nothing special, hovering around 15 to 18C, with overnight values around 7 to 10C.

A mixed weather regime is likely to prevail through next weekend, then I’m staying hopeful for a general improvement to drier and warmer weather into mid-June and beyond. The summer as a whole though looks unlikely to rival last year’s epic parched landscape, with early ideas for July and August pointing toward a more typical British summer of ups and downs!

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