05/08/2017 Weather for the Week Ahead


05/08/2017

Detailed weather forecast.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 05/08/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hello, there. You certainly couldn't describe the weather we've had

0:00:020:00:05

over the last week as any sort of heat wave,

0:00:050:00:06

and I have to say, it doesn't look like

0:00:060:00:08

we're going to see a heat wave in the week ahead, either.

0:00:080:00:11

That is in stark contrast

0:00:110:00:12

to the conditions they've had

0:00:120:00:13

across southern Europe -

0:00:130:00:15

from the Balkans through Italy,

0:00:150:00:16

westwards to Iberia.

0:00:160:00:17

Once again, Friday brought

0:00:170:00:19

temperatures up into the 40s -

0:00:190:00:20

very close to 45 degrees

0:00:200:00:23

in southern Spain.

0:00:230:00:24

Southern Europe, here,

0:00:240:00:26

is on the warm side of the jet stream,

0:00:260:00:28

warm air just wafting its way up

0:00:280:00:30

from the south, while we are on

0:00:300:00:31

the northern side of the jet stream,

0:00:310:00:33

the cool side of the jet stream,

0:00:330:00:35

and that is where we're going to stay

0:00:350:00:37

as we go on through this weekend,

0:00:370:00:39

and with the jet stream blowing

0:00:390:00:40

across the Atlantic,

0:00:400:00:41

it will continue to bring weather systems,

0:00:410:00:43

bands of rain, in our direction.

0:00:430:00:45

The rain on Saturday will come

0:00:450:00:47

in the form of showers,

0:00:470:00:48

but some really quite heavy showers

0:00:480:00:49

across central and southern portions

0:00:490:00:51

of the British Isles,

0:00:510:00:52

with some rumbles of thunder,

0:00:520:00:54

flashes of lightning,

0:00:540:00:55

some hail thrown in for good measure,

0:00:550:00:57

some sunny breaks in between -

0:00:570:00:58

not as many showers further north,

0:00:580:01:00

but some of these

0:01:000:01:01

could still be on the heavy side,

0:01:010:01:03

and those temperatures,

0:01:030:01:05

16 to 21 degrees at best,

0:01:050:01:07

and those temperatures will drop away

0:01:070:01:08

during Saturday night.

0:01:080:01:09

In fact, some of us could start Sunday morning

0:01:090:01:12

in single digits -

0:01:120:01:13

but, with this little bump in the isobars,

0:01:130:01:15

a ridge of high pressure,

0:01:150:01:16

Sunday actually isn't a bad looking day.

0:01:160:01:18

Should be largely dry

0:01:180:01:19

with some spells of sunshine,

0:01:190:01:21

clouding over from the west later on,

0:01:210:01:23

with some rain into Northern Ireland,

0:01:230:01:25

Western Scotland, north-west England

0:01:250:01:27

and West Wales.

0:01:270:01:28

The rain courtesy of a weather front -

0:01:280:01:31

indeed, a set of weather fronts,

0:01:310:01:32

which will be working southwards and eastwards

0:01:320:01:34

across the country during Monday,

0:01:340:01:36

and on this cold front, here,

0:01:360:01:38

we could see some really quite heavy rain

0:01:380:01:39

for a time.

0:01:390:01:40

The rain likely to break up into showers,

0:01:400:01:42

but some of those could be big downpours

0:01:420:01:44

with some rumbles of thunder

0:01:440:01:45

and some gusty winds, as well -

0:01:450:01:46

and those temperatures still on the low side

0:01:460:01:49

for the time of year, 16-20 degrees.

0:01:490:01:52

This frontal system becomes quite slow-moving,

0:01:520:01:54

we suspect, as we go through Monday night

0:01:540:01:56

into Tuesday. Still hanging around

0:01:560:01:58

in south-eastern areas on Tuesday,

0:01:580:02:00

with the potential to bring some spells of rain,

0:02:000:02:02

perhaps some thundery showers,

0:02:020:02:03

and even as things brighten up to the north-west,

0:02:030:02:06

there will be some showers that time.

0:02:060:02:09

Temperatures 15-20 degrees.

0:02:090:02:11

For the middle of next week,

0:02:110:02:12

we are essentially marooned

0:02:120:02:13

between low-pressure

0:02:130:02:15

still spinning around to the east,

0:02:150:02:16

high-pressure trying, but not quite succeeding,

0:02:160:02:19

to building in from the west,

0:02:190:02:20

and that leaves us

0:02:200:02:21

with a north or north-westerly wind -

0:02:210:02:23

never a warm wind direction -

0:02:230:02:25

yes, some sunshine, some showers, as well,

0:02:250:02:27

these most likely towards the south-east.

0:02:270:02:30

So, what's going on?

0:02:300:02:31

Well, for the middle of next week,

0:02:310:02:33

we are still in this dip in the jet stream,

0:02:330:02:35

and still on the cool side of the jet stream,

0:02:350:02:37

with an area of low pressure -

0:02:370:02:39

but, out in the Atlantic,

0:02:390:02:40

the jet stream blows northwards.

0:02:400:02:42

We get a ridge in the jet stream,

0:02:420:02:44

and contained in this ridge,

0:02:440:02:46

we will have an area of high pressure.

0:02:460:02:48

Now, we've been talking about this

0:02:480:02:50

over the last few days,

0:02:500:02:51

trying to build this area of high pressure

0:02:510:02:53

in across the country. Some question marks

0:02:530:02:55

about just how much influence it will have

0:02:550:02:57

on our weather, but, by the end of next week,

0:02:570:02:59

it does look like southern areas

0:02:590:03:01

are likely to feel the effects

0:03:010:03:02

of high-pressure -

0:03:020:03:03

that means more in the way of dry weather,

0:03:030:03:05

some sunshine,

0:03:050:03:06

but the high is unlikely

0:03:060:03:07

to get all the way northwards across the country.

0:03:070:03:09

Northern areas

0:03:090:03:10

still experiencing areas of low pressure,

0:03:100:03:14

which will bring some cloud

0:03:140:03:15

and some rain at times.

0:03:150:03:16

So, into next weekend,

0:03:160:03:17

it does look like southern areas will be driest,

0:03:170:03:20

with some rain in the north,

0:03:200:03:22

and certainly no heat wave.

0:03:220:03:24

Definitely not on the scale

0:03:240:03:26

of what we've been seeing

0:03:260:03:27

across southern Europe.

0:03:270:03:28