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Friday 27 May Published at 01:03
Issued by the Met Office
Friday 27th May
There are no weather warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.
About the Met Office Weather Warnings
BBC Weather carries two types of weather warnings issued by the Met Office: Warnings and Early Warnings.
Warnings will be issued when severe weather is expected within the next 24 hours.
Early Warnings will be issued more than 24 hours ahead of severe weather.
There are three categories of event Red, Amber and Yellow - the most severe is Red.
A Warning and an Early Warning of the same colour have the same severity but are forecast to arrive at different times. Thus, the difference between a Red Warning and a Red Early Warning is the lead time of the event.
When a warning is in force, full information can be found at Met Office Weather Warnings
About Flood Warnings
The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales, and sent to the BBC Weather Centre. We then issue a compendium of warnings based on the latest information available. When severe flood warnings are issued they will also be highlighted on TV broadcasts.
Find out more about Flood Warnings
There are a number of ways you find out whether your area is at risk from flooding. The Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.
Floodline - 0345 988 1188
Monday 23 May Published at 10:00
Some early summer warmth may trigger thunder
The past week has seen a bout of unsettled weather, with low pressure areas and fronts moving in from the Atlantic but, typically for May, this isn't going to be sustained. For the week ahead we'll be eyeing up weather systems approaching from the south and east for the UK's weather.
Monday 23 May—Sunday 29 May
Slowly warming up but with thundery rain possible
The new week starts off with Monday being another day of some pleasant sunshine after a chilly start but with a few heavy showers breaking out by the afternoon. Most of the showers will be in central and south-eastern parts of England, where there may be a few thunderstorms among them. Tuesday will be a mainly dry day, with only southwest England seeing a few sharp showers. Eastern counties will be cooler and more cloudy, while most places see some sunny intervals. By Wednesday there's a threat of rain moving westwards from the North Sea. So after a dry start, many northern and eastern areas can expect a lot of cloud and some outbreaks of rain in the afternoon, and it will be quite cool again.
Later in the week, things should start to warm up slowly: for Thursday, there will be sunny intervals and a scattered showers developing almost anywhere. For Friday and Saturday parts of England and Wales can expect some heavy, thundery downpours punctuating some warm sunshine. Scotland and Northern Ireland should see the brightest, driest weather but with temperatures nearer normal.
Monday 30 May—Sunday 5 June
Bank holiday! Washout or picnic?
The week begins with the Spring bank holiday and current signs are promising: many parts of the country should be warm and have some sunshine. While many places stay dry, localised thundery showers may spoil the afternoon and evening in parts of England in particular. This type of weather will probably prevail through the week as June starts: it is likely to stay quite warm, especially in the south, while the afternoons will see scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Conditions on the near continent will probably favour the development of areas of thundery rain, and it can't be ruled out that a few longer outbreaks of heavy rain could spread over from mainland Europe.
Monday 6 June—Sunday 19 June
Dry spells to prevail
Looking ahead to the central fortnight of June, and we can only talk of trends in the weather compared to the average. The indications at the moment suggest high pressure will be in charge of the weather pattern over the British Isles for much of this period. This translates into a good deal of dry weather with some sunshine, and with temperatures often on the warm side. For some days, showers and perhaps the odd thunderstorm may be triggered during the day, while a short spell of westerly winds and more unsettled weather cannot be ruled out. Overall, northwestern parts are expected to have the longest dry spells, and will therefore have below average rainfall, while southern and southwestern parts have the higher temperatures but also the higher risk of the showery outbreaks.
Is June still shaping up to be a pleasant summer month?
Monthly forecastingThe weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster. Complex numerical weather forecast models from the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are run many times for the month (and season) ahead to build up a picture of the likelihood of different weather types affecting the UK.
Next update at 10:00, Monday 30 May
Thursday 26 May Published at 14:46
Most places dry Friday, but scattered showers in the southwest.
This Evening and Tonight
Rain will continue to ease Northern Ireland and Southern Scotland. Elsewhere it will be mainly dry with some clear spells, however cloudier skies and isolated thundery showers will push northwards across the far south of England and Wales.
Cloudy and cool with a the odd spot of rain across eastern Scotland. Scattered thundery showers across some southwestern areas, but elsewhere largely dry with sunny spells and light winds.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday
Many places should be warm through the weekend with sunny spells. Locally heavy, thundery showers are likely, mainly in the south. Rain may spread to eastern areas on Monday.