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Hello, there. I wish I could bring you better news
for this Week Ahead forecast,
but I'm afraid to say it looks like summer is still on hold,
as it's looking pretty unsettled, with outbreaks of rain for many.
"Where's the heat gone," you wonder?
Well, in the last week or so,
as you probably know,
it's been reserved for the south of Europe.
The Mediterranean has seen
a stifling heat wave,
with temperatures ranging
between 40 and 45 Celsius,
and it's been very humid with it, too.
It's caused all sorts of problems -
but this is gradually on the way out,
as well, and that's because
the jet stream is diving south
in towards the west
in the Mediterranean, introducing cooler air -
but near our shores,
this kink in the jet stream
could absorb an area of low pressure,
which could be with us for quite a while.
Things were quite unsettled
at the weekend, as well. On Saturday,
we saw sunshine and showers,
some of them torrential,
with hail and thunder across the south.
On Sunday, we had an east-west split,
with many southern and eastern areas
enjoying some fine, dry weather
with some sunshine.
an area of low pressure moved in
to bring wet and increasingly windy weather,
initially to Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Now, that weather front,
bringing the wet weather across the west,
will be straddling central parts of England
in towards South Wales on Monday,
maybe some heavy bursts of rain
across the south-west,
a little bit of brightness in the south-east,
and, for Scotland and Northern Ireland,
it looks like it will be a mixture of sunshine and showers.
Now, this is the area of low pressure
I was talking about,
and that kink in the jet stream,
which will move northwards into the North Sea,
to very much influence our weather
from Tuesday onwards.
So, it looks like it's going to become
very unsettled -
in fact, active weather fronts
could bring some very heavy rain
to central, southern and eastern parts
of England, in particular,
and will start to pick up
a north-easterly wind, as well,
so, feeling cool along the North Sea coast.
The further west that you are,
the better chance of seeing
a little bit of drier weather,
maybe with some sunshine.
Now, as we head on in towards Wednesday,
this vigorous area of low pressure
will still be with us,
very much influencing our weather,
bringing strong northerly winds
and bouts of heavy rain -
but this area of high pressure
wants to build in,
and it will slowly push its way eastwards
as we head on towards the latter part of the week.
So, for Wednesday,
not a pretty picture again.
It's expected to be quite cool
in northerly winds, heavy, maybe thundery rain
affecting central and eastern areas
throughout the day.
A better chance of seeing some dry weather
That's because we'll see this area of high pressure
starting to topple in from the south-west,
and it will slowly push
the cloud and the rain eastwards -
but it will be a slow process.
I think, on Thursday,
East Anglia and the South East
might hold on to that northerly wind
and outbreaks of rain,
but I think, generally speaking,
Thursday could be the best day of the week
regards to drier, possibly brighter weather.
Those temperatures not that impressive -
16 to maybe 21 Celsius in the south-east.
Now, as we head in
towards the end of this week,
it looks like the jet stream
will steer some low-pressure systems
into our direction,
but the area of high pressure to the south,
the Azores High,
is likely to keep them focused
across the north.
So, we will have a north-south split
as we had on in towards next weekend,
with largely fine and dry conditions
to the south,
to the north, areas of low-pressure
will bring bouts of rain
and maybe some strong wind, at times, too.
So, that's the summary
to end the forecast.
Some rain across northern areas,
largely dry across the south,
closest to that area of high pressure,
but the main message is,
no summery weather is going to occur.
Looks like it's still going to be
on hold for the time being.