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Weather guide May Day to Sunday 11th May 2014



[font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Unsettled, showers and longer spells of rain most days; average to cool temperatures[/b][/font]

[font=Helvetica]Many areas escaped the worst of the showers ending up with a reasonably dry week past, although on Thursday parts of the Midlands were rather wet, Coventry getting 8mm, but the showers were very hit and miss even then. A mild/ quite warm week too, West Wales saw temperatures reach 18 or 19c early in the week, with similar values then being achieved across the Midlands on Wednesday. Cooler to end the week though, a widespread frost for the Midlands on Friday night, Church Lawford one of the colder spots at -1.6c minimum, but at least a lovely sunny day followed here, whereas West Wales was mostly cloudy on Saturday.

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]April overall was a mild month with variable but generally quite close to average rainfall. The Aberystwyth area has been rather dry though, as indeed was Long Lawford, near Rugby. Some monthly totals:[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Llanwnnen 98.8mm[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Pembrey Sands 91mm[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Little Rissington 61.4mm[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Coventry 48.4mm[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Hereford 45.2mm[/color][/font]
[font=Helvetica][color=rgb(0,0,0)]Trawscoed 42mm[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Church Lawford 39mm[/color]
[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Long Lawford 33.2mm[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]It turns much more disturbed this week with mean low pressure centred close to Scotland, with frequent bands of rain or showers crossing the UK, so we will be fortunate to get away with a single completely dry day! At least the spells of rain should not last too long and complete washout days are unlikely. Rather warm in places early in the week, but then often on the cool side, and it will be quite windy at times too. No frost issues this week.[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]High pressure over SE England on Sunday so another generally dry, fine day in prospect, although weak fronts are crossing NW Britain and threaten some drizzle at times for NW Wales. Some sunny spells, especially for the Midlands where it is warmest on Sunday highs around 17 possibly 18c, compared with 14 or 15c for West Wales. A mostly dry night with clear spells to follow and no frost. Atlantic fronts queueing up to our west on Monday heralding what will be an unsettled week to come. A dry morning on May Day but any sunshine is soon blotted out over West Wales, while some good sunny spells last well into the afternoon for the Midlands where it will be quite a warm day. Mostly light rain on and off for Wales afternoon, this reaching the Midlands before dusk, but only light and patchy stuff. Highs on Monday ranging from 13c for coastal West Wales to 18c for the East Midlands. The SSW wind freshening during the afternoon. Wales seeing some heavier rain during Monday evening, this clears soon after midnight. An unsettled Tuesday with showers and some longer spells of rain about, but with some areas missing the worst of it. Some sunny intervals but quite a fresh SW breeze and highs close to the early May average at 14 to 16c. Perhaps fewer showers and a better chance of getting a mostly dry day on Wednesday, sunny intervals but quite cool and breezy highs of 12 to 15c, mildest over the Midlands.[/color]

[color=rgb(0,0,0)]Back to rain or showers on Thursday, quite windy and again on the cool side. More of the same for Friday too, showers, even a longer spell of rain should be expected, along with quite strong winds and temperatures average at best so no higher than 16c 61f anywhere. The unsettled and often rather cool theme looks like being maintained through next weekend too, so yet more showers or longer spells of rain and windy at times, not very Springlike! [/color]
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