Mixed weather setup for next week
Author: Press Office
13:49 (UTC+1) on Thu 26 May 2022
After a mixed week of weather for many so far this week, things will settle down for many heading into the weekend, before a return to some more unsettled weather early next week.
Heading into next week (W/C 30 May), there’s still plenty of detail to be determined, as much depends on how the high-pressure system moves in the latter stages of this weekend.
Although details are still somewhat uncertain, the most likely outlook for next week at present is a continued mixed picture, with a combination of dry and wet spells.
A northerly air flow will bring temperatures down a touch from Monday, with highs only likely to reach the low teens in many areas. Associated with this will be a period of some rain for most areas of the UK, although the precise positioning and amounts are still being determined.
Temperatures are expected to recover to near average by the end of the week, but there’s still uncertainty as we look ahead to the Jubilee Weekend.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “There will be plenty of sunshine around this weekend with temperatures expected to reach 21C in some southern spots on Saturday. However, from Sunday it’ll be cooler for most and as we move into next week there’s a more mixed picture once again. Spells of rain affecting many places before more settled conditions are expected through the middle of the week, though still with the chance of some showers even then.
“Although the Jubilee Weekend is still a week away, what we’re keeping an eye on is how a plume of warm air behaves later in the week, which, despite returning temperatures to around average for the time of year, could also bring some showers as it moves in from the south and travels north on Thursday and Friday.”