BBC Weather: UK warned of 'further unsettled conditions'
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Carol Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast that there will be some sunshine and sunny spells in between the expected downpours. The BBC meteorologist added that April was a much drier month in comparison to the heavy downpours so far seen in May.
Ms Kirkwood said: “As we go through the next few days the weather remains unsettled, there will be slow-moving downpours, some heavy and thundery with hail.
“In between, there will be some sunny spells and it will feel quite warm in the sunshine.
“Low pressure is dominating our weather this week, everything is rotating around that in a clockwise direction.
“We are going to see a lot of showers.
“We are looking at anything from 30mm upwards.
“Some heavy downpours for the month of May, April in comparison was so much drier.”
The BBC’s long-range forecast for this month between May 17-23rd outlined areas of pressure and low temperature.
The BBC forecast stated: “Heading into late May, we expect low-pressure overhead to gradually get pushed away to the north and northeast for a time.
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“High-pressure building in from the southwest will tend to dry things out, but also promote more northerly winds.
“These winds will tend to keep thing temperatures a bit below average, so we aren’t quite finished with our unusually cold spring.
“This pattern change should be gradual, so the start of the week may still be a bit unsettled with some scattered afternoon showers as low pressure remains nearby. However, the end of the week is expected to trend drier with the cooler air lingering as high pressure builds in.
“We have medium confidence in the large-scale pattern, but lower confidence on the exact temperatures, which are still proving a bit tricky to pin down.
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“We do think it is more likely to be below average than above, but how much below average we are is uncertain.
“If low pressure drifts east early and stays nearby a little too long, we may see a colder end to the week than expected.”
The forecast added: “Additionally, there is a chance, perhaps 30 percent, that high pressure instead builds north of Europe, allowing a low to develop to the south.
“This would bring some warmer, wetter weather to southerly areas.
“Scotland and Northern Ireland will likely be colder than normal in either scenario, so confidence is a little higher for them.”
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