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No heatwave this weekend, but not too bad!

Forecast for Cavendish Golf Club
Issued: Wednesday 9th May; 20:00

After a glorious Bank Holiday, we’re back to ‘normal’ this weekend. There will be a little bit of useful growing rain in the next few days (mostly at night in the short-term!), but a good deal of dry weather too.

An update for the weekend will be posted on Friday on my website dedicated to golfing weather in Derbyshire and the north Midlands,

Thursday: Dry, bright, fresh

Overnight rain will have gone by dawn, and any brief squibs of showers in the morning will soon fade, leaving a bright and fresh day with sunny spells. A cool westerly breeze 15 to 20mph in the morning, but easing into the afternoon to 10mph or later less. Max 12C, dipping to around 4C overnight, with a chance of slight grass frost just at dawn on Friday.

Friday: Dry all day, sunshine, breezy

A dry daytime with a good amount of sunshine, although tending to cloud up later. A brisk south to southeasterly breeze around 15 to 18mph. Max 13C, falling only slightly to 8 or 9C overnight. A few hours of rain will develop in the small hours of Saturday, but it doesn’t look like amounting to much – latest indications would only give 1-2mm.

Saturday: A little rain overnight, should clear, chance showers later

Residual dampness and low cloud may be around first thing on Saturday, but this should break up and clear, leaving a largely dry which brightens up. A risk of showers developing from the south-west later in the afternoon or by evening – these on the heavy side with chance of thunder IF they develop, but there’s a fair chance they don’t make it to Buxton! Light south-westerlies, 5 to 8mph. Fresh at 13 to 15C, then min around 5C overnight into Sunday.

Sunday: Sunny spells, heavy showers possible

A bit of a messy day, where most of the day may well escape dry, but I would watch out for a few heavy showers breaking out by afternoon. These showers will move around slowly, and will be quite hit and miss. Keep the brolly handy! Not much wind, mostly from the south 5 to 8mph, but suddenly gusty if showers are approaching. Max 13 to 15C again.

Next week (14th-20th May): Mixed at first, but becoming often dry

The start of the week is a real meteorological mess, so pinning down detail 5 days ahead is hopeless. Basically, areas of heavy showers remain possible, but there should be plenty of dry weather too. The trend favours high pressure building towards us from the Azores as the week progresses, which would settle things down and allow temperatures to rise. I’d suggest about 5-10mm for the week, but most of that could come in sudden bursts early in the week. Temperatures near average, at 13 to 17C by day, although it may become warmer with time. Lows typically 6 to 10C overnight, with frost unlikely.

Further ahead (toward late May): Still favouring drier weather

The long range trends have suggested for some time that mid and late May would do pretty well for drier, settled weather, and that still looks very believable. Drier than average conditions overall, with a chance of small amounts of rain from weak weather fronts. It’s possible that another burst of heat occurs, although this would come with the risk of a thundery breakdown.

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