Walking on sunshine!
Forecast for Cavendish Golf Club
Issued: Wednesday 16th May; 19:00
High pressure will be in charge during the next few days, and that means fair weather will continue. No rain expected for the rest of the week and through the weekend. Temperatures will rise again as the airflow moves back to the south/south-east. Sun cream at the ready!
An update for the weekend will be posted on Friday on my website dedicated to golfing weather in Derbyshire and the north Midlands, www.weathereagle.co.uk
Thursday: Fresh but dry
A chilly start, but a dry and bright day with plenty of sunshine. A light breeze from the northeast, 7 to 10mph, which will maintain a cool feel. Max 14 to 16C by afternoon.
Friday: Sunny, not much wind
Cool again overnight, minima 3 to 5C at dawn, with local mist patches possible, but soon clearing. Lots of sunshine again, although cloud will tend to thicken through the day. Little wind, direction variable. Max 15 to 17C by afternoon.
Saturday: Warming up, a bit more breeze
Not so cold overnight, starting around 7C at dawn, and soon warming up. Lots of sunshine again, and a bit of fair-weather cloud. A gentle breeze from the south/south-east, which will freshen through the day 5 to 10mph. Max 18 to 20C.
Sunday: Sunny again, even warmer
Starting fresh, min 5 to 7C, but another fine day lies ahead. Sunny skies are expected again. A light breeze out of the south-east, 5 to 8mph. Temperatures should top out at 20 to 22C.
Next week (21st-27th May): Generally settled, small amounts of rain
The overall theme for the week maintains a lot of dry weather as high pressure remains nearby. There may be the odd ‘spoiler’, where a weak front drifts through, producing more cloud, and either patchy drizzle or perhaps a heavier shower. As things stand though, the majority of the week should keep dry and bright weather. The wind is likely to be easterly early in the week, turning westerly later in the week as the pressure patterns shuffle around slowly.
Temperatures ranging between 16 and 22C by day, and around 7 to 12C overnight.
Further ahead (into June): Changes developing?
As always, it’s trickier with the details further ahead. If we see a spike of warmth before May finishes, I’d watch for a quick thundery breakdown. However, many indications heading toward the end of May and into the start of June look optimistic for keeping hold of plenty of dry weather. I think there will be a pattern change though, and a return to more changeable weather seems believable before we reach mid-June, perhaps sooner. If things break, we may then struggle to get back to settled weather for a while. Make the most of these next few weeks, it could be the best weather of the summer!