British Isles weather diary

January 2022
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(Note: figures in parentheses give an indication, from first reports, of the spread of daily max and min temperatures, min daytime temperatures (occasionally), rainfall and sunshine in the 24 hours ending 2100 GMT.)

British Isles weather, January 2022

Away from the N half of Scotland, the 1st dawned after a very mild night. Chivenor in Devon provisionally set a new record for the highest minimum temperature recorded on New Year's Day and in the month of January in England. The recorded minimum temperature was 13.2C, exceeding the previous UK January record of 13.1C set in 2016. The UK also had its highest New Year's Day temperature on record; St James's Park saw temperatures of 16.3C. Warm air from the Azores was the source of this unusually mild weather. The previous New Year's Day record was set in 1916, when it reached 15.6C in Bude, Cornwall. Scotland also recorded the mildest New Year's Day on record temperatures reached 15.9C at Achnagart. This broke the previous peak of 14.5C, set at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, in 1992. There was also a new Welsh January daily minimum temperature record with Trawsgoed recording 12.8C, beating the previous record of 12.5C set at Gogerddan in 2016. Rain affected Scotland overnight and during the day, with showery falls also occurring further S over the British Isles during the day. The best of any sunshine was to be found in E areas of the UK and Ireland. (St James Park 16.3C, Baltasound 10.3C maximum, Drumnadrochit 3.8C minimum, Aviemore 13.2 mm, Dublin Airport 5.3 h.)

A mild W'ly flow continued to affect the British Isles on the 2nd. Overnight minimum temperatures remained above 10C in S Ireland, and in S and E areas of England. Bands of frontal rain and showers affected all areas and the best of any sunshine was again to be found in E areas of both the UK and Ireland. (Writtle 12.7C, Dalwhinnie 7.1C maximum, Fyvie Castle 2.8C minimum, Achnagart 44.8 mm, Leconfield 4.6 h.)

An area of low pressure to the W of Ireland drew a cold fronts S'wards across Scotland and later N England and N Ireland on the 3rd. This led to falls of snow across Scotland and then N England, with falls as far S as Shannon Airport. By late evening snow depths included 1 cm at Altnaharra and 2 cm at Abermarle. Further S there were spells of rain and showers across England and Wales, with the sunniest conditions being found over parts of S Ireland, N England and East Anglia, ahead of the cold front. (Isles of Scilly 11.6C, Dalwhinnie 1.3C maximum, Lerwick -0.4C minimum, Achnagart 26.2 mm, Aberdaron 5.2 h.)

A N'ly flow led to a cold day on the 4th, away from the S half of England where an E'ward-moving depression brought a spell of rain (and a few snow showers) during the morning to most places. The day followed a mild night in S England, but across Scotland and N England there was an air frost. To the N of the depression there were wintry falls, which extended as far S as Cent Ireland. By late evening snow depths included 11 cm at Loch Glascarnoch, 12 cm at Tulloch Bridge and 10 cm at Aviemore. Away from N Scotland and the SE corner of England it was a sunny day. (Jersey Airport 9.9C, Albemarle 0.2C maximum, Shap -5.6C minimum, Altnaharra 15.6 mm, Cork Airport 7.1 h.)

A N'ly flow continued on the 5th but it weakened as high pressure developed over SW areas of the British Isles. MSP pressure was about 1021 mb over S Ireland and Cornwall by 1800 GMT. There was a slight air frost in many inland areas of the British Isles at first with showers of rain and snow across N and Cent Scotland before dawn. As the day developed, this low-level snow died out, although Glenanne report a 14 cm snow depth at 1500 GMT. Apart from a few showers across Wales, N Scotland and N Ireland during the day most places were dry and it was quite sunny over E, Cent and N England and in S Scotland. (Isles of Scilly 10.2C, Dalwhinnie 1.4C maximum, Tyndrum -3.3C minimum, Loch Glascarnoch 7.6 mm, Manston 6.7 h.)

Frontal systems spread across most areas from the W during the 6th. There was overnight rain across Ireland and this turned to snow in some places further E, especially across Scotland but as far S as the Chilterns. Ahead of the fronts there was a widespread (and in places sharp) air frost but the overnight minimum temperature at Valentia was 8.9C. It was cool during the day in E areas of the UK, but milder in W areas of the British Isles. Sunshine was confined to the extreme E parts of East Anglia and SE England ahead of the fronts, and across areas of Ireland later. (Isles of Scilly 10.8C, Fylingdales 2.8C maximum, Topcliffe -8.0C minimum, Achnagart 22.0 mm, Manston 4.5 h.)

Areas of rain and showers, that fell as snow across many parts of Ireland, Scotland and N England on the 7th in a W'ly flow. There was a slight air frost in a few parts of N Ireland and Cent Scotland overnight and it remained cold across much of Scotland and N England during the day. Precipitation amounts in E parts of the UK were slight until the evening, and it was here that the best of the sunshine was to be found. Snow depths included 8 cm at Lough Fea at 1200 GMT, and 9 cm at Drumalbin and 11 cm at Loch Glascarnoch both at 2100 GMT. The snow caused travel disruption in parts of N England and forced the closure of part of a major trans-Pennine route; the A66 was closed for several hours due to compacted snow between the A1(M) at Scotch Corner and the A685 at Brough. Routes at Stainmore on the Durham and Cumbria border were also affected. A 'loud bang' was heard for miles around the Ashton-under-Lyne area around 0655 GMT as lightning struck the roof of a house on the corner of Store Street and Picton Street, off Oldham Road. The huge bolt of lightning instantly caused a fire in the attic in the end terraced house. (Isles of Scilly 10.9C, Salsburgh -0.1C maximum, Altnahinch Filters -1.6C minimum, Gt Cumbrae Millport 17.2 mm, Dyce 5.4 h.)

A warm sector crossed all areas of the British Isles on the 8th from the W. Ahead of the advancing rain there was a slight air frost in E areas of England and Scotland. A few places in Ireland and W Scotland had a brief fall of snow as the rain met cold air. It was a mainly cloudy day, but as the warm sector cleared there was some sunshine in W areas later. (Exeter Airport 12.1C, Balmoral 3.3C maximum, Aboyne -4.3C minimum, Capel Curig 34.4 mm, Cork Airport 2.6 h.)

Showers affected W areas of the British Isles overnight into the 9th, with overnight air frost being mainly confined to E Scotland. NE Scotland and E and Cent areas of England were sunny although a more general area of rain affected areas of S Ireland, SW England and the Channel Islands later in the day. (Isles of Scilly 11.7C, Balmoral 1.0C maximum, Aboyne -5.3C minimum, Auchincruive 15.2 mm, Shoeburyness 6.6 h.)

The 10th was a sunless day in all areas of the UK (according to the provisional listing of daily extremes). This was the result of a warm sector advancing NE'wards across the British Isles that brought spells of rain to all areas. E Scotland and East Anglia had an early air frost and there was widespread mist by dawn. By the evening temperatures were widely above 10C over W Scotland, Ireland, W Wales and W England although rainfall amounts away from these areas were generally small. (Valentia 12.6C, Fylingdales 5.5C maximum, Braemar -6.8C minimum, Achnagart 17.8 mm, Dublin Airport 1.9 h.)

On the 11th the warm sector pushed SE'wards over England and Wales, bringing a spell of rain to most areas here. There was widespread mist and some fog patches across Ireland, Wales and England due to light winds under rising air pressure MSL pressure 1032mb over SW Ireland at 1200 GMT. N and W Scotland had some rain showers. It was a mild day across England, Wales and Ireland but cooler over Scotland. S, Cent and E England were cloudy, as was NW Scotland. (Exeter Airport 12.8C, Eskdalemuir 3.8C maximum, Aboyne -4.5C minimum, Achnagart 16.4 mm, Shannon Airport 6.5 h.)

High pressure remained centred across S areas of the British Isles on the 12th; MSL pressure was 1043 mb over S Wales at 1200 GMT. Much of inland England and Wales had an air frost overnight, and both here and in N Ireland there was misty start to the day with fog in places. There was a little rainfall across N Scotland overnight and during the day; it was a dull day across Scotland but it was sunny across many areas of Ireland, Wales and England before mist and fog patches formed under these clear skies in the evening. (Chillingham Barns 12.9C, Llysdinam 2.8C maximum, Marham -4.2C minimum, Resallach 6.4 mm, Liscombe 7.7 h.)

S and Cent England and parts of E Ireland had an air frost into the 13th due to the continuing high pressure centre 1043 mb over Cent S England at 0000 GMT. There was early mist and fog in these areas but it was cloudier overnight further N, with some early rain in parts of W Scotland. Once early fog lifted it was a sunny day across most of England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Elsewhere it was rather cloudy with some light rain across N and W Scotland with the highest temperatures being under the cloud across N Scotland, or in the sunshine over S England. It was cooler where the early fog lingered, while mist and fog reformed in the evening across England, Wales and Ireland. (Lossiemouth 12.3C, Newport (Salop) 3.9C maximum, Benson -4.3C minimum, Resallach 5.2 mm, Jersey Airport and Liscombe 7.7 h.)

The 14th dawned with a widespread air frost across England and Wales, while over parts of N Scotland minimum temperatures remined above 9C. There was some overnight rain in N Scotland but widespread mist and fog across S Scotland, E Ireland, England, and Wales. MSL pressure remained above 1040 mb over S England during the early morning and any rain was generally confined to N Scotland during the day. Once early mist and fog cleared it was a sunny day across England and Wales, E Ireland and SE Scotland; elsewhere it was cloudy and it was cool day where the fog lingered. Scotland and S England were relatively mild. (Hurn 11.9C, Pershore College 0.3C maximum, Benson -5.6C minimum, Altnaharra 6.0 mm, Liscombe 8.0 h.)

Pressure remained high over S England on the 15th and England and Wales again had frosty start. There was some overnight rain across the Northern Isles and later over parts of W Ireland in particular; 4 mm fell at Valentia in the 12 hours ending 1800 GMT. Mist and fog across England, Wales and E Ireland was slow to clear in places and away from some E coast areas of the UK it was a dull and cold day as a result. In the evening and into the early hours of the 16th there were notable pressure fluctuations of about +/- 1.2 mb due to pressure waves caused by the volcanic eruption on Tonga earlier in the day. (Isles of Scilly 11.2C, Ravensworth -0.4C maximum, Benson -4.7C minimum, Lerwick 4.0 mm, Dyce 4.1 h.)

Further pressure fluctuations were observed before dawn on the 16th due to the Tonga eruption. Weak fronts crossed the British Isles in a SE'ward direction, giving spells of light rain or drizzle at times in most areas although there was heavier rain before dawn in S Wales and SW England. Most places away from parts of N and W Scotland, W Wales and SW England had sunny intervals once widespread mist and fog across England and Wales had cleared. Early air frost was largely confined to parts of Cent and E England. (Gosport Fleetlands 12.3C, Braemar 5.2C maximum, Fylingdales -3.2C minimum, Isle of Portland 18.0 mm, Leuchars 5.6 h.)

High pressure (centre 1040 mb close to London at 1800 GMT) prevailed on the 17th. Rainfall was mostly very slight, except over the Northern Isles. Parts of N and Cent Ireland, and England, had an early air frost and, away from N and W Scotland and W Ireland, it was a mostly sunny day. It was a warm day in a few places in S Ireland, E Scotland and NE England. (Durham 13.6C, Bala 1.8C maximum, Topcliffe -5.0C minimum, Lerwick 2.4 mm, Wisley 7.7 h.)

Pressure remained high over England, Wales and Ireland on the 18th. Most inland areas away from W areas of the British Isles had an air frost overnight and mist and fog were widespread across England by dawn under clear skies. Mist and fog persisted in places during the day and daytime temperatures and sunshine amounts were quite variable across England as a result. Scotland and Ireland were generally dull, and turned milder, as rain moved from the W during the day. (Valentia 12.1C, Hereford 3.6C maximum, Benson -6.5C minimum, Achnagart 18.2 mm, Tibenham Airfield 7.6 h.)

A N'ly flow on the 19th was the result of high pressure to the W of the British Isles. Fronts pushed SE'wards across all areas during the day although falls were mostly slight, except across N and w Scotland overnight. Cloudy skies meant little air frost and S areas were mild during the day. (Cardiff Bute Park 13.5C, Baltasound 3.7C maximum, Hereford -2.3C minimum, Loch Glascarnoch 23.2 mm, Morecambe 7.3 h.)

Pressure remained high to the W of the British Isles on the 20th; central pressure 1042 mb close to Belmullet at 1800 GMT). S Scotland, and areas of England away from the coasts, had an overnight air frost. There were varying amounts of cloud and sunshine, with Ireland and W Scotland being quite dull. There was some light rain in areas bordering the North Sea. (Isles of Scilly 10.0C, Auchincruive 1.5C maximum, Shap -5.4C minimum, Weybourne 1.8 mm, Morecambe 7.5 h.)

High pressure remained centred close to S Ireland on the 21st and, away from Shetland, a mainly dry day ensued. There was a widespread air frost over England, Wales and SE Scotland, and there was little sunshine away from E and S areas of the UK. E Scotland was he warmest area during the day. There was some precipitation over the Northern Isles. (Aboyne 11.9C, Usk No.2 2.0C maximum, Benson -7.9C minimum, Lerwick 3.2 mm, Camborne 7.9 h.)

High pressure was centred close to SW England during the 22nd, while a front across N Scotland gave some rain here. There was some air frost over E and Cent England, NE England and E Scotland. Away from North Sea coasts it was a rather cloudy day while N and E Scotland were the warmest areas during the day. (Tain Range 12.1C, Okehampton 3.7C maximum, Topcliffe -5.8C minimum, Resallach 7.0 mm, Tibenham Airfield 7.4 h.)

High pressure meant another largely dry day on the 23rd, although there was some light rain in parts of NW Scotland in the SW'ly flow. Parts of NE England and E Scotland had a slight air frost a generally cloudy day followed in all areas, except in parts of Cornwall and E and NE Scotland. (Cassley 10.4C, Tredegar Bryn Bach Park 1.6C maximum, Topcliffe -3.7C minimum, Achnagart 3.8 mm, Dyce 5.7 h.)

A front led to some rain across N areas of Scotland on the 24th; elsewhere high pressure led to a rather cloudy day across much of England and Wales although parts of NE England, Ireland, S and E Scotland had some sunshine. Under the cloudy skies there was most and fog in places, and it was cold where this lingered all day. (Tain Range 11.6C, Lake Vyrnwy -0.1C maximum, Lake Vyrnwy -1.5C minimum, Stornoway 8.8 mm, Boulmer 7.2 h.)

A weak front gave rain on the 25th to areas in W Ireland and across W and N Scotland. At 1200 GMT high pressure was centred close to Bristol 1036 mb. It was a cloudy day except in parts of Ireland and E Scotland with widespread mist across England helping to keep temperatures low here during the day. N areas of Scotland and W Ireland were relatively mild. (Sherkin Island 11.9C, Fylingdales 0.7C maximum, Ravensworth -5.0C minimum, Resallach 6.2 mm, Dyce 5.4 h.)

Pressure remained high over S areas on the 26th, but frontal cloud gave rain across the Northern Isles before dawn and across W Ireland and other areas of Scotland during the day. There was an air frost in parts of England and E Wales at first with widespread mist at first in these areas also. It was mild across W areas of Ireland and Scotland during the day. Some places in S England had their first sunshine for five days. (Tain Range 12.9C, Tredegar Bryn Bach Park 5.5C maximum, Topcliffe -4.6C minimum, Achnagart 28.4 mm, Waddington 6.8 h.)

Some light frontal rain edged SE'wards across England, Wales and Ireland on the 27th although falls were slight in S districts. It was a generally mild day, with some sunshine across Wales and N England in particular. It was a cooler day across N Scotland. (Pershore 14.8C, Lerwick 3.7C maximum, South Newington 1.0C minimum, Cassley 12.6 mm, Boulmer 7.2 h.)

A warm front in a W'ly flow brought a mild day across N Scotland on the 28th - but even further S it was mild for the time of year after an early air frost in many parts of England. Despite high pressure toward the S, it was dull day although SE of a line Hull-Exeter there was a little sunshine. (Kinlochewe 13.7C, Astwood Bank 7.6C maximum, Hurn -4.2C minimum, Resallach 12.0 mm, Shoeburyness 3.7 h.)

A low pressure system (storm Malik) brought strong winds across N and E Scotland and NE England on the 29th. A 60-year-old was killed by a falling tree in Aberdeen in the morning as gusts of up to 85 mph were recorded on the nearby Aberdeenshire coast. A nine-year-old boy in Winnothdale, Staffordshire also died after being hit by a falling tree in the afternoon. In Bradford, a man escaped with only cuts and bruises after his van was crushed by a tree. Falling trees and branches have also brought down power lines leaving thousands of homes in Scotland and England without electricity. The day followed a mild night in many areas with minimum temperatures widely above 10C across Ireland. Precipitation was largely confined to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and N England although many areas had sunny spells during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures were above 10C in most areas. As the day progressed winds turned NW'ly, although pressure remained high in the S; 1036 mb at Valentia at 1800 GMT. (Santon Downham 14.9C, Baltasound 5.5C maximum, Coningsby 5.0C minimum, Cassley 52.0 mm, Boulmer 6.7 h.)

High pressure affected most areas on the 30th although by 1800 GMT storm Corrie was located (centre 994 mb) over the Western Isles. Parts of England and E Scotland had an early air frost; there was some overnight rain across W Scotland which spread more widely across Scotland and Ireland during the day, later moving into Wales and N England. Ahead of the rain it was a sunny day across much of England and was mild in SW areas of the British Isles. Storm Corrie hit the power supply to 38,000 more homes today; the electricity network in the north-east and the Highlands were worst affected by the gusts of up to 92 mph. (Valentia 11.2C, Baltasound 4.2C maximum, Topcliffe -4.6C minimum, Tyndrum 19.2 mm, Shoeburyness 8.2 h.)

By 0000 GMT on the 31st storm Corrie was located over the North Sea to the E of Aberdeen. Winds eased during the day. Parts of Scotland and N England had an early air frost and most areas had some overnight rainfall and there was some snowfall across Scotland. There was further rain and some snow across Scotland and N Ireland during the day while E areas of England were quite sunny. (Swanage 10.5C, Baltasound 2.7C maximum, Spadeadam -1.4C minimum, Baltasound 14.8 mm, Leeming 7.2 h.)

British Isles weather, February 2022

E'ward-moving fronts brought overnight rain across Scotland and N Ireland into the1st, with less falls further S. Cloudy skies meant a mainly mild night away from East Anglia the overnight minimum temperature at Belmullet was 10.0C. Further rain affected Scotland, Ireland and W areas of England and Wales during the day with sunny spells in other areas of England. A W'ly flow meant a mainly mild day. (Frittenden 15.0C, Loch Glascarnoch 6.5C maximum, Santon Downham -1.2C minimum, Cassley 23.8 mm, Shoeburyness 7.5 h.)

A warm sector spread from the W across the British Isles on the 2nd. It was a mild night except across N Scotland while frontal rain was largely confined to Scotland and Ireland. It was a mild day, except across N Scotland and most areas remained rather cloudy. (Gosport Fleetlands 14.5C, Baltasound 5.9C maximum, Lerwick 0.5C minimum, Resallach 14.8 mm, Hurn 6.0 h.)

The 3rd dawned after a mild night. There was overnight rain across Scotland with further falls there and over Ireland during the day as cold front spread SE'wards here. Most areas remained cloudy with the best of any sunshine around Wales and E Ireland. It was generally mild ahead of the front. (Nantwich 13.0C, Tredegar Bryn Bach Park 7.5C maximum, Liscombe 4.5C minimum, Achnagart 55.0 mm, Dublin Airport 4.3 h.)

A cold front crossed SE'wards across most of England by late morning on the 4th, introducing colder air from the NW. Temperature and wind changes across the front were quite pronounced (a 5 degC drop in 30 minutes in Maidenhead) and even led to falls of snow in parts of the S Midlands as it cleared here at about 0800-0900 GMT. Parts of Scotland had an overnight air frost and there were showers during the day across Scotland, Ireland and W areas of England and Wales during the day. These fell as snow across Scotland, N England and in parts of Ireland. Most places had sunny spells during the day. (Isles of Scilly 10.2C, Dalwhinnie 1.7C maximum, Aboyne -2.8C minimum, Capel Curig 19.4 mm, St Athan 6.9 h.)

There was a brisk W'ly flow across the British Isles on the 5th, with advancing frontal rain from the W affecting much of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and N England by early evening. There was overnight air frost in places as far S as Cent S England, and some snow showers before dawn across N Scotland and low levels. It turned mild across S areas of the British Isles by the evening, to the rear of a weak warm front that gave little rain in the S. The SE corner of England saw some sunshine at first ahead of the fronts but it was rather dull elsewhere. (Exeter Airport 11.5C, Braemar 4.8C maximum, Exeter Airport -2.3C minimum, Lake Vyrnwy 40.6 mm, Shoeburyness 4.8 h.)

Fronts spread S'wards over S Ireland, Wales and England during the morning of the 6th, bring a spell of rain heavy in places - to all areas here. Areas of showers, initially over Scotland, then spread to most areas. These fell as snow as far S as N England, with Tulloch Bridge reporting a lying depth of 12 cm at 2100 GMT. Ahead of the rain it was a mild night (10.3C overnight minimum temperature at Sherkin Island); it was a cool day over N Scotland but temperatures reached 11C in parts of S England and S Ireland during the day, despite rather cloudy skies. (Exeter Airport 12.7C, Dalwhinnie 0.6C maximum, Kinbrace -1.0C maximum, Tredegar Bryn Bach Park 35.4 mm, Dyce 4.1 h.)

A warm sector spread from the W across most areas on the 7th, with a trailing cold front edging into W Scotland and W Ireland in the evening. There was some snowfall across N Scotland ahead of the warm front early in the morning with falls here later as the cold front arrived. Scotland and N England had an early air frost, then most places away from N Scotland turned quite mild during the day. (Shobdon 13.1C, Lerwick 7.6C maximum, Topcliffe -4.5C minimum, Achnagart 19.0 mm, Shoeburyness 6.9 h.)

By midday on the 8th the warm sector was confined to England, Wales and S Ireland. It was a mild night in these S areas and generally mild for the time of year everywhere, due to a SW'ly flow. There was some snow over high ground in Scotland - and in N Scotland later in the day. Scotland and parts of Ireland and N England had a showery day and, away from some areas in East Anglia and E Scotland, it was generally a rather cloudy day. (Coningsby 14.1C, Loch Glascarnoch 4.8C maximum, Fyvie Castle 1.4C minimum, Cassley 25.4 mm, Leuchars 6.4 h.)

By the end of the 9th the warm sector had pushed S'wards and was confined to S England, although it gave only small amounts of rainfall. It was a cold day across Scotland, N England and N Ireland and showers were widespread across Ireland and Scotland. Across N Scotland and over the hills the showers fell as snow with lying depths of 7 cm at Aviemore and 4 cm at Loch Glascarnoch by 2100 GMT. There were some sferics over W Scotland in the afternoon. Across S England the temperatures rose to 12C and above in places, while the best of the sunshine was across E Scotland. (Kew Gardens 14.6C, Dalwhinnie 1.8C maximum, Dalwhinnie -0.5C minimum, Preston Moor Park 22.0 mm, Dyce 8.1 h.)

A low pressure centred moved E'wards across N Scotland on the 10th. Ahead of the developing cloud there was an air frost in E Scotland, while the depression brought rain across Scotland and N Ireland during the day. Precipitation fell as snow across N and Cent Scotland; the snow lay 9 cm deep at Aviemore at 1200 GMT. There were some thundery outbreaks in parts of W and SW Scotland 0300 GMT-late morning. Much of Ireland and Wales had a sunny while it was cloudier across much of England. The snow and gale force winds caused travel disruption in parts of Scotland. Police Scotland said there had been a number of weather-related collisions on the M8, M9 and M90 roads in central Scotland. West coast ferry operator CalMac said there was disruption to services widely across its network due to the winds. Network Rail Scotland has also warned of speed restrictions on some lines, including North Berwick to Drem and Edinburgh Waverley to Dundee. Network Rail Scotland said it had chainsaw gangs on standby to deal with fallen trees. (Cardiff Bute Park 11.0C, Lerwick 2.3C maximum, Aboyne -2.2C, Aviemore 20.0 mm, Aberdaron 7.3 h.)

There was a widespread air frost overnight into the 11th across the British Isles, away from coastal areas. There were a few showers over N and W Scotland, W Ireland and across N Wales. These continued during the day falling as snow over N areas of Scotland - before giving way to more widespread frontal rain from the W that reached Wales, SW England and E areas of Scotland by late evening. Much of England and E Scotland had a sunny day under an area of high pressure. (Kew Gardens 10.6C, Dalwhinnie 2.6C maximum, Braemar -8.1C minimum, South Uist 8.4 mm, Wattisham 8.4 h.)

Areas of frontal rain (heavy in some areas) initially across Scotland and Ireland on the 12th moved E'wards across much of Wales and N England by midday, but then weakened and gave only slight falls over Cent and SW areas of England later in the day. There was an early air frost across parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and Cent S England followed by some sunshine here ahead of the fronts. As the rain cleared it turned brighter and slightly milder across Ireland. (Carlow Oak Park 12.2C, Fylingdales 5.3C maximum, Writtle -2.8C minimum, Eskdalemuir 58.2 mm, Shoeburyness 5.8 h.)

An area of low pressure pushed NE'wards over Ireland and S Scotland on the 13th, bringing an area of rain to most areas during the day and into the evening. The day was generally cloudy, except ahead of the rain across the Northern Isles and over SW Ireland once the rain had cleared. The rain was heavy in places while MSL pressure was down to 983 mb over SW Scotland by 1800 GMT. Emergency services had to rescue a man from a car trapped in flood waters after heavy rain caused disruption in Wales; two people managed to escape from the car on a coastal road in Carmarthenshire before fire crews were called to rescue the third at about 1600 GMT. (Bude 12.3C, Dalwhinnie 5.2C maximum, Fyvie Castle 1.0C minimum, Whitechurch 38.6 mm, Cork Airport 2.3 h.)

The main rain area associated with the low pressure system soon moved away towards the E of the UK on the 14th but further bands of rain and showers continued to affect parts of the UK during the day especially N Wales and N England. Ireland was brighter under rising pressure and it was quite a sunny day in parts of SW Scotland, Ireland and S England. (Frittenden 11.4C, Lerwick 4.5C maximum, Wick Airport 0.9C minimum, Keswick 24.8 mm, Shannon Airport 7.9 h.)

Areas of frontal rain spread E'wards on the 15th across Scotland and Ireland before dawn and across remaining areas of the UK during the day. Showers followed from the W over N and W areas Scotland and Ireland during the day, with another area of rain affecting Ireland in the evening. These fell as snow in parts of N and Cent Scotland later. Ireland, Wales and England were cloudy with the best of the sunshine being found in E Scotland. (Exeter Airport 12.1C, Lerwick 3.7C maximum, Aboyne -5.1C minimum, Sennybridge 23.0 mm, Leuchars 5.8 h.)

Two deep low pressure systems pushed E'wards across Scotland on the 16th; the second of these, storm Dudley, was centred at 968 mb over NE Scotland at 1800 GMT. Areas of rain spread E'wards across Scotland, Wales and England overnight with heavy falls in places. Further rain affected Ireland and Scotland during the day, with lesser falls across England and Wales. Some sferics occurred at times in parts of S Scotland and N Ireland in the afternoon. Storm Dudley brought gusts of up to 81 mph in Capel Curig, 74 mph at Emley Moor and 101 mph at Aonach Mor. Passenger and freight ferry services between the Isle of Man and Lancashire were disrupted due to gales and storm Dudley also led to travel disruption and fallen trees across E England later in the day. In Northern Ireland there was widespread travel disruption and power cuts. Hundreds of households, particularly in counties Londonderry and Armagh, lost power but most were restored quickly. Storm Dudley left thousands of people in north-east England, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Lancashire without power. In Scotland, all trains were cancelled for Wednesday evening. It was a very mild day across the Midlands in particular; many areas of the British Isles remained largely cloudy with the best of the sunshine being found across East Anglia. It was a cold day across N Scotland and there were falls of snow across N and Cent Scotland. (Pershore College 17.2C, Loch Glascarnoch 1.7C maximum, Baltasound -1.8C minimum, Achnagart 35.6 mm, Wellesbourne 4.1 h.)

Winds eased into the 17th and the day dawned after a mild night over S England, while areas of N Scotland had a ground frost. There were showers across Scotland and Ireland overnight, and these also affected parts of Wales and W England during the day. Later in the evening an area of more general rain pushed NE'wards into S Ireland, SW England and S Wales associated with a deepening depression to the SW of Ireland named storm Eunice. Some of the showers across N Scotland fell as sleet and snow, with wintry falls in parts of N Ireland in the evening; showers in W parts of Scotland were accompanied by sferics at times. It was a sunny day across E Scotland and in E and Cent areas of England. (Charlwood 13.0C, Loch Glascarnoch 2.7C maximum, Kinbrace 0.0C minimum, Tyndrum 19.8 mm, Boulmer 7.7 h.)

Storm Eunice crossed the British Isles on the 18th, centred over SW Ireland (974 mb) at 0600 GMT, and close to Humberside (975 mb) at 1200 GMT. There was a secondary low located at 0600 GMT over SW Scotland (978 mb) and then over E Scotland (971 mb) at 1200 GMT. The strongest winds were to the S and SW of the southern-most low centre. The systems were accompanied by spells of frontal rain, while further N there were falls of snow, some heavy across parts of N Ireland, N England and Scotland in particular with depths amounting to 8 cm at Aboyne and Tulloch Bridge by 1200 GMT. Across S and Cent England rainfall amounts were quite small. Millions of people were told to stay at home as one of the worst storms in decades, Storm Eunice, hit the UK. There were red weather warnings issues for SW England and S Wales, and SE England and the London area due to high winds. These led to power cuts, flight cancellations, hundreds of school closures, and a number of major bridges being closed. A gust of 122 mph, an interim record for England, was measured at The Needles. Other gusts included 79 mph at St Mary's, 90 mph at the Isle of Portland, 87 mph at Mumbles and 75 mph at Capel Curig. Power cuts affected tens of thousands of properties in SW England and S Wales. Numerous trees were brought down and the O2 Arena closed after the roof was shredded in high winds. Roofs were damaged in many areas, garden fences were brought down, and many rail and ferry routes ceased operations for a time. About 400,000 homes were still without power by late evening. A council worker died in the Irish Republic at Wexford after being struck by a falling tree as he cleared storm debris, while three people died in the UK due to storm-related incidents. The top section of the spire at St Thomas's Church in Wells, Somerset fell to the ground in the morning. The S of Ireland was struck by gusts up to 80 mph, while N counties such as Donegal had some heavy falls of snow. At least 73,000 homes and businesses lost power in Ireland. (Santon Downham 1.0C, Dalwhinnie 0.6C maximum, Aboyne -3.8C minimum, Lake Vyrnwy 34.8 mm, Camborne 4.3 h.)

A brisk W'ly flow persisted during the 19th and a series of fronts and a wave depression (centre 999 mb over NW Wales at 1200 GMT) crossed the British Isles during the day. Rain and showers affected most areas of Ireland, Wales and England as a result, with some snow falling across parts of Ireland and Scotland, and also later in the day across the Midlands and N England. There were pockets of air frost in places at first, mainly over N Scotland, while it turned mild across S Ireland, S Wales and S England. Away from Scotland there was little sunshine. (Isles of Scilly 12.4C, Bingley 2.2C maximum, Loch Glascarnoch -3.9C minimum, Capel Curig 22.2 mm, Leuchars 7.9 h.)

Storm Franklin, a deep low to the NW of Scotland during the 20th, brought heavy rain overnight to Scotland Ireland, N England and N Wales. The rain pushed SE'wards to affect remaining areas of the British Isles during the day. Much of Scotland had a cold start, with the rain and showers behind the rain - falling as snow here, and also in some areas of Ireland. It turned mild in most areas during the day and the snowfall lessened, under a warm sector but it was a windy day in all areas. By late evening a following cold front had moved quickly across all areas from the W. Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in parts of Northern Ireland ahead of Storm Franklin's arrival; preventative measures were taken in Omagh to stop the Drumragh River from bursting its banks. In Clady the main bridge became impassable due to flooding from the River Finn. People were warned to stay away from rivers in Yorkshire and homes were evacuated with roads and bridges closed because of widespread flooding. The Environment Agency North West opened the flood gates on the Mersey to the Didsbury Basin to protect over 5,000 homes. A gust of 87 mph was recorded in the evening at The Needles. (Hereford 13.8C, Braemar 6.3C maximum, Balmoral -1.8C minimum, Shap 85.0 mm, Kinloss 4.2 h.)

The centre of Storm Franklin pushed quickly across Scotland before dawn on the 21st, centre 970 mb close to the Outer Hebrides at 0000 GMT. Associated rainfall spread SE'wards across the UK, heavy at first across N Ireland and W Scotland, but weakening in intensity as it moved away to the SE. There was a slight air frost in parts of E Scotland with some light snow in N Scotland before dawn. It turned mild over S areas during the day under a warm sector and most places in the British Isles has sunny spells at times. Storm Franklin hit parts of the UK with strong winds and heavy rain. There was severe flooding in parts of Northern Ireland with over one hundred flood warning in place across England, Scotland and Wales. The highest wind gust speeds in the morning reached 79 mph at Capel Curig and 78 mph at Orlock Head. Manchester Airport diverted nine flights in the morning because the winds. Football pitches were left under metres of water in Castlederg, and at one point 10,000 homes were without power in Northern Ireland. Parts of the River Severn and the Bristol Channel coast were on flood alert and emergency teams erected flood barriers to try to stop the waters from reaching homes. In West Yorkshire, the Thackley railway tunnel was closed due to flooding while Rotherham Central station was closed due to track flooding. (Pershore 12.8C, Balmoral 5.0C maximum, Aviemore -0.7C minimum, Eskdalemuir 21.2 mm, Leuchars 8.6 h.)

A warm sector crossed mainland areas of the British Isles on the 22nd. There was a slight air frost overnight over N and Cent areas of Scotland with rain spreading E'wards across most of Scotland and Ireland by dawn. This rain then weakened in intensity as it spread E'wards across remaining areas of the UK by the evening. Showers followed over Scotland and Ireland while skies then cleared across much of England. It was mild for a while across much of S Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England while all areas saw sunshine after the early rain areas had cleared. People were rescued, properties evacuated and trains cancelled due to flooding along the River Severn. A major incident was declared in Bewdley, Worcestershire, and large parts of Shrewsbury town centre were under water. A severe flood warning was in place at the Wharfage in Ironbridge. Transport For Wales said there were no trains between Hereford and Shrewsbury on Tuesday because of flooding on the line. Several roads have also been closed. In Ross-on-Wye, the river burst its banks and spilled out on to the flood plain. (St James Park 14.5C, Dalwhinnie 4.3C maximum, Lerwick -1.4C minimum, Achnagart 31.0 mm, Cork Airport and Ronaldsway 6.1 h.)

Clear skies led to an overnight air frost in parts of S England into the 23rd while areas of Scotland, Wales and Ireland had some overnight ran in the early hours; falls were slight away from NW Scotland. A cold front brought further rain across Scotland and W Ireland during the morning and this spread slowly SE'wards during the day, not affecting the SE corner of England by late evening. It was sunny in E areas of England ahead of the frontal cloud, and also in parts of Ireland later in the day. Severe flood warnings remained in place in areas of the River Severn where flooding continued to pose a danger to life. (Hurn 12.2C, Dalwhinnie 4.9C maximum, Hurn -1.8C minimum, Cassley 55.2 mm, Boulmer 7.9 h.)

Overnight into the 24th, and during the morning, there were some heavy falls of snow in places over Scotland and the N half of Ireland. During the morning there were other falls as far S as the SE Midlands; lying depths at 0900 GMT included 9 cm at Tulloch Bridge and 8 cm at Aviemore and Lough Fea. Frontal rain cleared SE England during the morning, accompanied by some sferics around 0800 GMT to the SE of London. A showery day followed in all areas, with hail and wet snow as far S as Cent S England and with widespread sferics in parts of W Scotland and W Ireland in particular. Snow continued to fall in pars of Scotland into the evening with lesser falls in parts of N England. Much of the British Isles, away from W, Cent and N Scotland, had spells of sunshine. After the fall of heavy snow in parts of Northern Ireland, especially across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Londonderry and Antrim, several schools were closed and there was some disruption to bus and rail services. Drivers across Scotland faced hazardous conditions as much of the country was blanketed by snow and ice and some schools also closed here. (St James Park 8.7C, Salsburgh 1.1C maximum, Braemar -2.1C minimum, Altnaharra 17.6 mm, Boulmer 8.4 h.)

There was a widespread ground frost into the 25th while bands of rain, and some snow, affected Scotland, N England and the N half of Ireland before dawn. Snow lay 7 cm deep at Aviemore and Tulloch Bridge at 0600 GMT. Frontal rain affected N and W Scotland, and parts of Ireland, later in the day. However, across much of England and Wales it was a very sunny day and it mild across S Ireland and across S and Cent areas of England and Wales. (Milford Haven 12.2C, Dalwhinnie 4.0C maximum, Dalwhinnie -2.6C minimum, Tyndrum 10.6 mm, Boulmer 9.2 h.)

There was an air frost under clear skies into the 26th across Cent and S areas of England, and in East Anglia. It was milder further N overnight with some rain and showers across parts of Scotland and W Ireland. High pressure (1032 mb in E Kent and East Anglia at 1200 GMT) led to another sunny day across much of England and Wales while there some further light rain and drizzle across parts of Ireland and Scotland. The S'ly flow led to a generally mild day. (Albemarle 12.5C, Dalwhinnie 6.0C maximum, South Newington -4.3C minimum, Tyndrum 6.8 mm, Shoeburyness 9.9 h.)

On the 27th a weakening cold front gave some light rain across W areas of Ireland and Scotland overnight and this made only a little progress E'wards during the day mainly giving some light falls over Ireland and the Outer Hebrides. It was a cool night in a few parts of Cent England with most of England, Wales and E Scotland then having a sunny day under almost cloudless skies. In the evening further frontal rain spread E'wards into W Ireland and W Scotland. (Bude 12.7C, Inverbervie 6.3C maximum, South Newington -3.1C minimum, South Uist 10.2 mm, Shoeburyness 10.2 h.)

Frontal rain was widespread across Ireland and W Scotland into the 28th, with falls also in Wales and W areas of England by dawn. During the day the rain was followed by showers across Scotland, with the main rain area making slow progress E'wards across Ireland, Wales and England. By the late evening the rain area had become almost stationary over SE areas of England. It was a cloudy day in most areas ahead of the rain although the extreme E of East Anglia had some sunshine at first, and there were sunny periods across Ireland and W Scotland later in the day.(Santon Downham 13.6C, Dalwhinnie 6.3C maximum, Iver Water Works 0.4C minimum, Whitechurch 31.6 mm, Shannon Airport 4.7 h.)

British Isles weather, March 2022

Despite the presence of high pressure across the British Isles on the 1st (centre 1032 mb over SE Scotland at 1200 GMT), frontal cloud led to spells of rain over E, Cent and S England. This turned widespread and heavy over S England in the evening. There was an overnight air frost in many inland areas of N and Cent Ireland, E and Cent Scotland, N England and N Wales, and these areas then had prolonged sunshine during the day after a misty start in a few places. (Fyvie Castle 11.5C, Tredegar Bryn Bach Park 4.6C maximum, Katesbridge -5.6C minimum, Swanage 17.4 mm, Charterhall 9.8 h.)

Overnight into the 2nd there was rain, heavy in parts of S England, over S and Cent England, Wales and some areas of S Ireland. Inland areas of Scotland had a widespread air frost although it was a mild night across much of S England. During the day this rain area spread NE'wards into S and E Scotland; N and Cent Scotland were generally sunny but elsewhere it was rather dull. It turned milder across the Channel Islands, SW England and S Ireland. (Jersey Airport 12.2C, Brizlee Wood 4.2C maximum, Aboyne -9.1C minimum, Isles of Scilly 15.8 mm, Lerwick 8.6 h.)

It was rather cloudy into the 3rd with mist across E, Cent and N areas of England by dawn. Many area saw some rain overnight, notably SW England, Wales, SW Scotland and N Ireland. Away from Ireland, SW Scotland and the extreme E of East Anglia it was a rather cloudy day, with areas of rain over Wales and W England in particular. (St James Park 13.8C, Pateley Bridge Ravens Nest 5.5C maximum, Derrylin Cornahoule 1.9C minimum, Llysdinam 16.6 mm, Tibenham Airfield 7.1 h.)

High pressure spread across the British Isles from the W on the 4th, with MSL pressure rising to 1026 mb near Belmullet by 1800 GMT. Cent and N areas of Scotland and Ireland had a slight air frost overnight, while rain affected SE Scotland, N England, the Midlands and N Wales due to a meandering front and a shallow wave-depression. During the day the E'ward-moving rain was largely confined to E areas of the Britain with Ireland, and W areas of Britain, having a sunny day. It was a cool day under the cloudy skies in inland areas of England. (Manston 13.1C, Fylingdales 3.7C maximum, Altnaharra -3.6C minimum, Loftus 15.6 mm, Shannon Airport 9.4 h.)

High pressure built over all areas on the 5th; MSL pressure at 0600 GMT was 1032 mb over W Ireland. Parts of N and E England had a little rain or drizzle overnight although much of Ireland, Scotland and W England had little overnight cloud and, hence, a widespread air frost. There were further slight falls of rain and drizzle at times over Cent and E areas of England during the day, while much of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and SW England had sunny spells. It was rather cool in the cloudier, rain-affected areas. (Usk No. 2 10.9C, Fylingdales 5.3C maximum, Tulloch Bridge -6.8C minimum, Houghton Hall 9.8 mm, Cork Airport and Ronaldsway 10.4 h.)

There was a widespread air frost into the 6th over inland areas of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and parts of N England due to clear skies here under high pressure (centre 1034 mb at 0600 GMT close to Glasgow). Elsewhere in England it was a cloudy night with a few spots of rain or drizzle in places. There was little precipitation during the day, apart for a few isolated short falls in parts of E England. S and Cent areas of England and Wales were rather cloudy with a little sunshine; elsewhere there were long, sunny spells in most areas. (Porthmadog 11.3C, Liscombe 5.1C maximum, Kinbrace -7.3C minimum, Brize Norton 1.8 mm, Ronaldsway 10.5 h.)

most inland areas, away from East Anglia and S areas of England and Ireland, had a widespread air frost into the 7th. There was a little light rain and drizzle in parts of East Anglia overnight but, during the day, there was little precipitation due to the prevailing high pressure. Once some early low cloud had cleared, most areas away from the Western Isles and SW Ireland had sunny spells, although it was rather cloudy in parts of E England bordering the North Sea. (Aboyne 10.8C, Okehampton 3.9C maximum, Redesdale Camp -6.6C minimum, Shoeburyness 0.4 mm, Dyce 10.4 h.)

There was S'ly breeze across all areas early on the 8th due to a low centred close to SW Ireland. There was a widespread air frost over Cent areas of Britain but Ireland remained frost-free as cloud and light rain spread NE'wards across some areas by dawn. During the day bands of rain pushed NE'wards across Ireland and W Scotland, reaching E Scotland later in the evening. Some rain also affected SW England and W Wales, while further E over England and Wales it was a sunny day ahead of any advancing cloud. It turned sunny later over areas of Ireland and W Scotland. (Kew Gardens 13.7C, Braemar 5.2C maximum, Santon Downham -4.3C minimum, Tulloch Bridge 13.2 mm, Tibenham Airfield 10.5 h.)

The 9th dawned with low centres to the W of the British Isles giving a breezy start to the day in W areas. A line of cloud over Cent and E areas of the UK gave little more than drizzle in a few places overnight. Rain spread E'wards across much of Ireland and W Scotland in the morning, also reaching SW England by midday. It turned cold across Ireland and much of Scotland in the evening with sleet reported at Cork Airport. 39 mm of precipitation fell in the 12 hours ending 1800 GMT at Johnstown Castle. (Coningsby 14.1C, Derrylin Cornahoule 6.0C, Pateley Bridge Ravens Nest 0.5C minimum, Tyndrum 22.2 mm, Leconfield 8.9 h.)

The 10th dawned cold across Ireland and NW Scotland, with some sleet/snow observed at Aviemore and Finner before dawn. Overnight, some mainly light frontal rain and drizzle fell over SW England, Wales and in S, Cent and E Scotland. There was little precipitation during the day, except in a few W areas of the UK. To the E of this rain area it was a mild day. (Chertsey Abbey Mead 16.8C, Altnahinch Filters 7.6C maximum, Altnaharra -4.8C minimum, Eskdalemuir 6.8 mm, Tibenham Airfield 10.6 h.)

The 11th dawned after a generally mild night across the British Isles, with rain affecting S and W Ireland, W Wales and SW England before dawn. 14 mm of rain fell at Valentia in the 12 hours ending 0600 GMT. There was some early mist in parts of E England and E Scotland. During the day a cold front spread the rain spread NE'wards across most areas, although falls over East Anglia and NE England were mainly light and these areas, along with NE Scotland, had some sunshine ahead of the rain. (Holbeach 15.2C, Lake Vyrnwy 7.7C maximum, Kinlochewe -0.1C minimum, Dunkeswell 19.6 mm, Lerwick 6.8 h.)

The 12th dawned with a mainly showery, S'ly flow in all areas although there were more widespread areas of frontal rain in parts of Scotland. During the day an area of low pressure headed NE'wards towards SW Ireland, with wind speeds increasing later across Ireland and SW areas of the UK. The depression pushed rain across Ireland and into Wales and SW England during the afternoon with falls later over NW England and SW Scotland. Elsewhere over England there were sunny spells ahead of cloud associated with the rain areas; it was mild ahead of the rain but cooler elsewhere. (Weybourne 13.7C, Tulloch Bridge 6.8C maximum, Castlederg 0.9C minimum, Tyndrum 21.0 mm, Brize Norton 7.8 h.)

The morning of the 13th saw a weakening line of frontal rain crossing Scotland and England, clearing in most areas but persisting over the extreme SE corner of England. A few showers followed the rain, mainly across Ireland and W areas of the UK. It was breezy over W areas of the British Isles as a depression moved N'wards over W Ireland. (Hull East Park 13.7C, Inverbervie 6.9C maximum, Balmoral 0.9C minimum, Dalwhinnie 37.4 mm, Casement Aerodrome 7.3 h.)

There was a slight air frost in parts of Cent and Cent S England overnight into the 14th with some showery falls over Ireland W and S areas of Scotland due to a filling low to the W of Scotland. Areas of rain spread across N Ireland, Scotland and the extreme N of England during the day and there was also some light rain over areas close to the W end of the English Channel for a while. Elsewhere, most areas had a sunny day and it was quite mild in the E half of England and in parts of NE Scotland. (Holbeach 14.4C, Tyndrum 7.0C maximum, Benson -2.1C minimum, Kielder Castle 10.2 mm, Kirkwall 10.8 h.)

Overnight into the 15th there were a few light falls of rain across Scotland and parts of N England. Further S, especially over the Midlands and Wales, there was an air frost. A front gave falls of rain over W areas of Ireland and Scotland during the day and it was a rather cloudy day in most areas, especially across Ireland and Scotland. E areas of England, away from the coast, were quite mild. (Northolt 16.4C, Braemar 6.5C maximum, Shawbury -3.6C minimum, South Uist 18.0 mm, Leconfield 7.0 h.)

The 16th dawned cool across much of Ireland and W Scotland, following further frontal rainfall here overnight. By dawn there was widespread mist, and some fog, across most parts of England and Wales with some light rain affecting parts of SW England. During the day a warm sector passed over the SE corner of England and the rainfall associated with this was accompanied by a notable fall of Saharan dust across the area and into East Anglia. Frontal rainfall also spread into NE England and SE Scotland by the evening. Ireland and W Scotland had a sunny day. (Hull East Park 14.0C, Dalwhinnie 5.9C maximum, Derrylin Cornahoule -1.3C minimum, Cranwell 25.8 mm, Tiree 8.9 h.)

The 17th dawned after a widespread inland air frost over Scotland, Wales, N Ireland and some W parts of England. Further E the skies cleared once overnight rain moved away to the E while a front brought some rain across W Ireland by dawn. The frontal rain weakened as it ran into high pressure, with most of E England having a dry and very sunny day. It was showery across Scotland but mild over S areas of the British Isles. (Exeter Airport 14.9C, Loch Glascarnoch 7.1C maximum, Aboyne -5.8C minimum, Achnagart 15.4 mm, Shoeburyness 11.3 h.)

The 18th dawned with widespread mist and fog across England, Wales and Ireland due to a large area of high pressure about 1042 mb over parts of Cent S England at 0600 GMT. There was an air frost over parts of Scotland and N Ireland. The day was largely dry (apart for a few showers across Ireland and N Scotland) and very sunny from S'wards of Cent S. (Wiggonholt 17.5C, Inverbervie 8.5C maximum, Aboyne -4.5C minimum, Kirkwall 3.0 mm, Camborne 11.5 h.)

High pressure drew a flow from the SE across the British Isles on the 19th, which dawned with an air frost in parts of SE Scotland; at Valentia the overnight minimum temperature was 10.1C. Parts of England had some early mist patches. The day was generally dry, and quite sunny away from SW England and S Ireland. It was a notably mild day in NE Scotland. (Kinlochewe 20.2C, Inverbervie 8.4C maximum, Kielder Castle -2.7C minimum, Kew Gardens 0.6 mm, Shoeburyness 11.6 h.)

It was a dry night under an E'ly anticyclonic flow into the 20th, with a slight air frost in parts of N England. A few parts of England, Wales and Ireland had some mist patches in places by dawn. During the day there were a few showers across Ireland while elsewhere there were generally long spells of sunshine under almost clear skies all day in places. 0.4 mm of rain fell during 0600-1800 GMT at Oak Park, Carlow. (Porthmadog 14.9C, Fylingdales 7.1C maximum, Ravensworth -4.0C minimum, Wiggonholt 0.2 mm, Kinloss 11.5 h.)

There was a widespread inland air frost on the 21st across Britain, except in SW areas. Ireland also had a mild night, while many places across the British Isles dawned with some mist. Parts of E England had some very light rain at times during the day, with most other regions (away from W Ireland) having a very sunny day. A S'ly flow led to a mild day in S areas away from the coasts. (Bude 17.7C, Inverbervie 7.8C maximum, Braemar -7.8C minimum, Porthmadog 0.6 mm, Kinloss 10.8 h.)

A S'ly flow under high pressure led to a mostly dry day on the 22nd. There was little air frost away from E and N areas of Scotland, while during the day temperatures widely rose above 15C away from the coasts. Most places were sunny, especially across S England where the sunshine was largely unbroken for much of the day once the widespread (across the British Isles) mist had cleared. (Porthmadog 20.7C, Fair Isle 7.8C maximum, Aboyne -4.8C minimum, Middle Wallop 0.4 mm, Jersey Airport 11.0 h.)

High pressure led to some air frost in parts of Wales, Cent England and NE Scotland into the 23rd while many areas of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland dawned to mist or fog. There were a few showery falls of rain around the Scottish coasts during the day, but in general the day was dry and sunny and warm inland. (St James Park 20.8C, Fair Isle 9.4C maximum, Tain Range -2.4C minimum, Fair Isle 0.4 mm, Aberdaron 11.2 h.)

There was a misty start to the 24th in many areas, with a slight air frost in some inland parts of Britain. Frontal cloud led to some light rain showers over areas of Scotland and the extreme N of England during the day, but most places were dry and much of England was very sunny. It was a warm day away from the coasts. (Usk No.2 19.7C, Fair Isle 10.6C maximum, Kinbrace -3.8C minimum, Port Ellen 1.4 mm, Camborne 11.3 h.)

High pressure was centred close to Hull (1032 mb) at 0600 GMT on the 25th, leading to a slight air frost at first in a few areas of Britain. During the day some frontal rain fell across Shetland but elsewhere, away from W and N Scotland, it was generally dry and very sunny. (Myerscough 19.8C, Fair Isle 8.9C maximum, Braemar -2.8C minimum, Baltasound 3.2 mm, Kinloss 12.0 h.)

Pressure remained high across the British Isles on the 26th with a centre of 1036 mb over W Scotland at 0600 GMT. There was a slight air frost in cent Scotland and in a few other sheltered places overnight with some light rain across the Northern Isles overnight. Some parts of E Ireland, S Scotland, England and Wales had some early mist, with thick fog in Northern Ireland. Once this cleared, it was a widely mid, sunny day again away from N Scotland, where there was a little light rain over the Northern Isles. (Porthmadog 20.5C, Fair Isle 8.8C maximum, Braemar -4.9C minimum, Lerwick 4.6 mm, Shoeburyness 11.7 h.)

An E'ly flow into the 27th drew an area of low cloud and some drizzle across E and Cent areas of England by dawn. Mist, and some fog patches across England and Scotland, were widespread across the British Isles by dawn and an air frost was widespread across N and Cent Scotland. During the day cloud gave a little light drizzle over some E areas of England; it was a cool day in E England but elsewhere it was a sunny and dry day. (Aboyne 19.2C, Weybourne 7.8C maximum, Altnaharra -5.2C minimum, Goudhurst 0.2 mm, Kinloss 12.1 h.)

Most areas had a misty start into the 28th with fog patches in places; a few sheltered inland areas had a slight air frost although low cloud, blowing onshore from the North Sea gave a little light rain overnight in parts of N England. The day was mainly dry, apart from some light rain over N England and S Scotland, and later in the evening in parts of SE England. Ireland, W Wales and SW Scotland had a sunny day; elsewhere there were sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. It was a cold day in the Northern Isles. (Dunstaffnage 17.9C, Lerwick 5.4C maximum, Kinbrace -3.8C minimum, Leeming 7.8 mm, Dublin Airport 11.7 h.)

Overnight there was some light rain in parts of N Scotland, S England and N England; the 29th dawned cold across Scotland with an air frost in places. Mist and fog were widespread by dawn across the British Isles. A cold front across Scotland led to some rain here, and troughs gave rain across parts of S England at times. It was a rather cloudy day across England and Scotland, although parts of W England, together with Wales and areas of Ireland were sunny. It was cold on the Northern Isles with some snow on Fair Isle later in the day (Porthmadog 18.7C, Lerwick 4.8C maximum, Braemar -3.2C minimum, Culdrose 13.0 mm, Cork Airport 10.4 h.)

A series of cold fronts and troughs headed S'wards across the British Isles on the 30th, introducing colder air from the N. There was a widespread air frost overnight across the N half of Scotland with some rain overnight across N England, and also falls of snow as far S as N England. During the day there was further snow in these areas, and as far S as the N Midlands - with falls of rain across most areas of England, Wales and Ireland by the end of the evening as he colder air advanced. There were sunny spells across Scotland, but it was rather cloudy further S, except in the extreme S of Ireland. (Plymouth 14.4C, Fylingdales 2.6C maximum, Altnaharra -5.6C minimum, Loftus 12.4 mm, Tiree 12.0 h.)

Overnight and during the morning of the 31st there were falls of snow and some hail as far S as the Channel Isles on a cold N/NE'ly wind; by dawn, only some coastal areas and the extreme S of Ireland, Wales and England had avoided an air frost. At 0900 GMT snow lay 5 cm deep at Aviemore, with 2 cm lying as far S as Nottingham. The showers of snow and hail continued in many areas of the UK during the day, and were accompanied by sferics mostly in locations close to the E coast of Britain. It was warmest, due to sunny conditions, across Ireland and W areas of Wales and England, but it was cool in E areas of England. (Derrylin Cornahoule 10.3C, Spadeadam 3.1C maximum, Dalwhinnie -6.0C minimum, Ravensworth 8.2 mm, St Athan 11.1 h.)

British Isles weather, April 2022

A N'ly airflow brought cool day to most areas on the 1st. There was a widespread inland air frost at first after overnight showers of hail and snow in many parts of the UK, as far S as Kent. There were fewer showers during the day, with falls mainly confined to E areas of the UK, N Scotland and N Ireland. Most areas also had long sunny spells at times, although it was rather cloudy in W Scotland. Away from Ireland and some W areas of Wales and England it was a cool day. (Claremorris 10.8C, Aviemore 4.8C maximum, Tulloch Bridge -8.0C minimum, Chillingham Barns 10.0 mm, Lerwick 11.7 h.)

Pressure remained high on the 2nd with clear skies leading to a widespread air frost over England, Scotland and Wales. A weak front led to cloud and rain across Ireland overnight and also across Ireland and Wales during the day. Some E and S areas of England had some showers of hail and snow during the day, with E and Cent areas of England also having a sunny day in between any showers. It was warmest across Ireland and S England. (Sherkin Island 11.9C, Fylingdales 5.8C maximum, Benson -6.4C minimum, Rhyl 13.2 mm, Tiree 11.3 h.)

The 3rd dawned after a very cold night across many areas, with most inland areas away from S Ireland having an air frost. Sennybridge had its lowest April temperature for nine years; in Maidenhead the minimum temperature was the lowest in April for 32 years. During the day a warm front spread rain SE'wards across Scotland, Ireland and N England by mid-evening. It was sunny in S areas ahead of the frontal cloud with daytime temperature across Ireland widely reaching 12-13C. (Killowen 13.9C, Okehampton 7.2C maximum, Sennybridge -7.5C minimum, Resallach 22.0 mm, Camborne 11.9 h.)

Most of the British Isles lay under a SE'ward-moving warm sector during the 4th. Rain was widespread overnight as the warm front moved across Britain, with only parts of S England and East Anglia having a slight ground frost ahead of the rain. The main rain area pushed away from SE England during the morning but further rain and showers associated with cold fronts moved slowly S across Scotland later. It turned sunny following these fronts across N Scotland although all areas away from the Northern Isles had a mild day. Some snow fell over the Northern Isles in the evening. (Gosport Fleetlands 16.5C, Lerwick 5.0C maximum, Okehampton 0.5C minimum, Resallach 47.6 mm, Lerwick 5.1 h.)

It was cold into N and Cent Scotland into the 5th, but milder further S. There was some frontal precipitation across N Wales, N England, N Ireland and Scotland overnight which fell as snow across the N half of Scotland. Aboyne and Dyce were reporting 2 cm of lying snow by 0900 GMT. During the day any snowfall retreated to the far N of Scotland. Frontal rainfall during the day was largely confined to Scotland and Ireland; across England it was largely cloudy with a few scattered, sunny intervals. It was mild in parts of SE England but cold across N Scotland. (Frittenden 16.3C, Aboyne 1.4C maximum, Lerwick 0.8C minimum, Achnagart 34.4 mm, Hurn 5.0 h.)

A cold front swept across England and Wales overnight into the 6th, with rain clearing SE England during the morning. There was some rain and showers across Scotland overnight and it was a cold night in N Scotland. During the day some rain spread from Ireland into other areas of the British Isles; falls were mostly showery in nature but these showers were heavy in places and accompanied by hail, thunder and sharp temperature falls in some areas, e.g. the Thames Valley. There were sunny spells in most areas. A tornado caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a farmhouse; Deilwen Breese from Pennal, near Machnynlleth, said the powerful winds lifted her lambs in the air and pulled up trees near her property. (Heathrow 16.0C, Fair Isle 3.6C maximum, Fyvie Castle 0.0C minimum, Cassley 34.6 mm, Aldergrove 6.6 h.)

Overnight into the 7th a depression moved E'wards across Scotland (centre 970 mb at 0000 GMT near Tiree), introducing spells of frontal rain, showers and blustery winds. It was cold night across Scotland (with snow in some areas and an air frost in places) while there was some heavy rainfall for a while in many parts of S England, N Ireland and N England. The blustery winds affected most areas during the day with rain or showers in many areas at times. Most areas also had sunny spells. (St James Park 14.3C, Dalwhinnie 4.0C maximum, Dalwhinnie -3.3C minimum, Kinbrace 19.0 mm, Liscombe 8.5 h.)

The 8th began with a widespread inland air frost with some light falls of snow across N areas of Scotland. A depression close to Brittany spread some rain into the Channel Islands and SW England during the morning while weak fronts led to further falls of rain in parts of W Ireland and N Scotland. Away from these rain areas there were sunny spells, particularly across S Scotland, N England, Wales and S Ireland. (Pershore 13.7C, Loch Glascarnoch 5.8C maximum, Shap -4.8C minimum, Isles of Scilly 13.0 mm, Glasgow 10.4 h.)

Into the 9th there was a widespread inland air frost under clear skies and N'ly winds. There was a little rain before dawn across some parts of SE England with some light falls over parts of N Scotland; some of these falls over Scotland were of snow with Loch Glascarnoch reporting 3 cm of lying snow at 0900 GMT. During the day there was some rain, and snow at first in N areas, across Scotland and few light showers over N England. Elsewhere, it was quite a sunny day in many areas. (Gosport Fleetlands 13.7C, Fair Isle 4.8C maximum, Katesbridge -5.1C minimum, Dyce 6.2 mm, Aberdaron 12.3 h.)

There was a widespread air frost into the 10th across Scotland, England and Wales while a weak front led to some rain and snow overnight in N Scotland. Despite prevailing high pressure there was some frontal rain across Ireland and W Scotland during the day although most other areas were dry. W areas of the British Isles were rather cloudy; elsewhere there were varying amounts of cloud and sunny periods. It was cool over the Northern Isles due to a N'ly flow here. (Cambridge NIAB 13.9C, Lerwick 4.2C maximum, Sennybridge -6.0C minimum, Cassley 6.6 mm, Waddington 9.4 h.)

It was cool into the 11th over the Northern Isles, but elsewhere generally avoided any air frost. Ireland was cloudy overnight with a little light rain; the overnight minimum temperature at Valentia was 9.6C. As the day developed light frontal rain spread into Wales and SW England and later into N England and SW Scotland. Falls were heavier across Ireland (10 mm fell at Cork Airport in the 12 hours ending 1800 GMT). Ahead of the rain it was a warm day across England and Wales with sunny spells in the E half of England. (Heathrow 18.8C, Fair Isle 6.0C maximum, South Newington -1.4C minimum, Isles of Scilly 4.4 mm, Wattisham 9.5 h.)

Cloudy skies led to a mild night across most of Ireland, Wales and England into the 12th, although there was some light rain across W and N England, W Scotland, Wales and Ireland. There was further rain across Ireland, Wales, N England and S Scotland during the day, with lesser falls elsewhere in England, due to N'ward-moving fronts. As a result it was a rather cloudy day in all areas although SE England and East Anglia were quite mild. (Holbeach 20.4C, Lerwick 6.1C maximum, Drumnadrochit 2.8C minimum, Winterbourne No.2 14.0 mm, Wattisham 5.7 h.)

It was generally cloudy into the 13th, with rain across Scotland and N Ireland with occasional lesser falls elsewhere; many S areas of England, Wales and Ireland it was misty by dawn. By 0600 GMT a shallow area of low pressure (centre 1004 mb) was located over the North Sea near Aberdeenshire and this led to further rain across NE Scotland during the day. Weak troughs also led to some rain in the NE Midlands and adjacent areas, and away from S Ireland and W Wales it was a rather cloudy day. Away from NE Scotland it was a mild day in many areas. (Heathrow 20.0C, Fair Isle 6.6C maximum, Stornoway 4.3C minimum, Craibstone No.2 18.8 mm, Cork Airport 11.4 h.)

The 14th dawned rather misty, and with some fog patches, across much of England under a weak ridge. There was some overnight rain in areas of W Scotland and W Ireland due to a frontal system and it was a mild night in SW Ireland and Cornwall the overnight minimum temperature was 11.3C on Scilly. Rain during the day was mainly confined to Ireland and W Scotland. Away from E areas of the UK it was a cloudy day once early mist had cleared and it turned quite warm in E areas of England. (Northolt 20.4C, Fair Isle 8.1C maximum, Wick Airport 1.0C minimum, Tiree 5.0 mm, Jersey Airport 12.8 h.)

The 15th dawned with a shallow depression (1018 mb near Belmullet at 0600 GMT) over W Ireland with associated fronts giving a little rain over Ireland and SW Scotland before dawn. It was a mild night across Ireland, Wales, SW England and W Scotland Cornwall the overnight minimum temperature was 11.0C on Scilly. Clearer skies overnight over the E half of Britain led to widespread mist and some fog patches for a while. Another front led to some light rain in parts of NE Scotland. During the day falls of rain were confined to Ireland, W and N Scotland; it was a sunny day over Cent S and SE England, East Anglia and the Midlands and 20C was widely reached in these areas. (St James Park 23.4C, Inverbervie 8.1C maximum, South Newington 1.5C minimum, Lough Fea 6.6 mm, Hurn 12.7 h.)

Overnight into the 16th some light fell over parts of Ireland and W Scotland, with widespread mist and some fog elsewhere. Overnight minimum temperatures remained about 10C in some W areas of the British Isles 11.3C was the minimum at Altnaharra. During the day any rain was generally confined to W Ireland; it was cloudy here and across Scotland and N England, but sunny elsewhere, especially in the Channel islands and E and S areas of England. It was warm in most inland areas of England. (Ross-On-Wye 21.6C, Lerwick 7.7C maximum, Hurn 3.0C minimum, Harris Quidnish 2.6 mm, Jersey Airport 13.1 h.)

Rain across Ireland and W Scotland on the 17th made only slow progress E'wards with falls decreasing as it moved into Wales and SW England in the evening. It was a mild night across Ireland and W Scotland but behind a cold front it was relatively cool here by day, with the warmest air being found across E Scotland and Cent and E areas of England. It was a sunny day across E and Cent areas of England, but cloudier further W. ( Northolt 20.2C, Tiree 9.7C maximum, Writtle 1.3C minimum, Lough Fea 29.2 mm, Tibenham Airfield 11.4 h.)

On the 18th cold fronts spread E'wards across the UK, but gave little rain across the SE quarter of England and only light falls elsewhere. It was a cool night across parts of Cent Ireland. During the day there was a mix of cloud and sunny intervals in most areas, Shetland being a cloudy exception with some light rain there. (St James Park 18.3C, Fair Isle 9.1C maximum, Santon Downham 0.2C minimum, Achnagart 9.4 mm, Aberdaron 11.4 h.)

There was a slight air frost in parts of N Ireland, N Wales, N England and S and E Scotland into the 19th. There was rain during the day across Ireland and W Scotland with a few light rain showers in many areas of England and Wales. The driest areas of the UK were generally in the E, while Wales, E Ireland, SW and E Scotland had long sunny spells. (Herstmonceux 17.4C, Aberporth 10.4C maximum, Aboyne -2.3C minimum, Portglenone 11.2 mm, Valley 12.9 h.)

A weak ridge led to light winds in many areas on the 20th. N and Cent Ireland, N Wales and parts of Scotland had an overnight air frost while a SW'ward-moving trough gave some light falls of rain over SW England for a while. There was little rainfall during the day, while some coastal areas of E Scotland and NE England were affected by onshore low cloud and mist that turned to fog in places. Elsewhere, and away from W Ireland, it was generally a sunny day. (Gosport Fleetlands 19.3C, Boulmer 8.7C maximum, Katesbridge -3.4C minimum, North Wyke 3.8 mm, Stornoway 13.2 h.)

The 21st dawned with mist and fog in many E areas of England and Scotland and some frontal rain in SW Ireland. 12 mm fell at Valentia in the 12 hours ending 0600 GMT. The day was generally dry apart for a little isolated rain or drizzle in places. Much of Britain had a sunny day. (Porthmadog 19.9C, Fair Isle 8.1C maximum, Braemar -3.2C minimum, Bude 0.2 mm, Waddington 13.3 h.)

The 22nd dawned cloudy across most of England although clear skies across Scotland led to an air frost in places here. An E'ly breeze was the result of low pressure to the S and high pressure E of Iceland; Baltasound reported MSL pressure of 1026.8 mb at 0600 GMT. During the day there were a few scattered showers, mainly across SE Ireland, S Wales and SW England; much of S England and the Northern Isles were cloudy but there were long sunny spells in many other areas. (Hawarden 18.8C, Lerwick 8.6C maximum, Braemar -3.4C minimum, Cardinham 0.8 mm, Tiree 13.6 h.)

The brisk E'ly flow continued into the 23rd. It was a cool night in many N areas where cloud cleared for a while, but frontal cloud led to a mild night with a few spots of rain across much of S England; the overnight minimum temperature at Shoreham was 10.4C. During the day a weak front gave some very light showers in SW England, S Wales and S Ireland, with 1 mm falling at Cork Airport in the 12 hours ending 1800 GMT. Elsewhere it was a dry day and, away from the Northern Isles, the Midlands, SW and Cent S England, quite a sunny day. (Hurn 19.6C, Wick Airport 8.8C maximum, Braemar -4.3C minimum, North Wyke 0.4 mm, Tiree 13.9 h.)

It was a cool night into the 24th in parts of Scotland, N Ireland and N England but milder, and cloudier, further S. Fronts gave some light rain overnight in the Channel Isles and in parts of Cent S and SW England, while parts of E England had a misty start to the day. During the day there soe light rain moved away W'wards over the Channel Isles, SW England and S Ireland while other areas were generally dry and sunny; the Northern half of Scotland, however, remained rather cloudy. (Gosport Fleetlands 19.8C, Aviemore 7.0C maximum, Aboyne -1.2C minimum, Isles of Scilly 5.2 mm, Aberdaron 13.5 h.)

The 25th dawned rather cloudy in many areas, with a little light rain at times over E Scotland and NE England before dawn. During the day there was a little rain, mainly showery in nature, over parts of SE England, S Scotland and NE England, with some light falls also across the Northern Isles. In Wales and surrounding areas it was a sunny day. (Chivenor 16.4C, Lentran 7.6C maximum, Nantwich -0.1C minimum, Albemarle 3.6 mm, St Athan 11.1 h.)

A weak cold front brought some light rain S'wards across N Scotland overnight into the 26th, while many E areas of England awoke to misty conditions as the E'ly flow persisted across the British Isles. During the day weak fronts led to some light rain in E areas of Scotland and NE England, with the odd spot of rain falling elsewhere. SW England, Wales and W Scotland were quite sunny but it was cloudier elsewhere but with sunny spells over S England. (Cardiff Bute Park 17.5C, Balmoral 8.2C maximum, Tulloch Bridge -2.5C minimum, Lentran 5.0 mm, Aberdaron 13.6 h.)

High pressure was centred over, or close to, N Scotland on the 27th; central pressure was 1033 mb at 1200 GMT. As a result, the day was generally dry and began with scattered pockets of air frost over inland areas of Scotland and N England. The best of the sunshine was to be found in W areas of the British Isles; much of E England was cloudless and quite cool. (Castlederg 15.7C, Fylingdales 7.1C maximum, Kinbrace -5.8C minimum, Kinloss 0.2 mm, Tiree 13.5 h.)

High pressure continued to lie over the British Isles on the 28th and the day was mainly dry as a result. A S'ly flow bright a little rain to some W areas of Ireland and W Scotland. England and Wales was largely cloudy but there were sunny spells elsewhere, after an early air frost in N and E areas of Scotland, and a few sheltered spots in Ireland, Wales and England when the cloud cleared for a while. (Drumnadrochit 16.4C, Fylingdales 7.2C maximum, Altnaharra -4.3C minimum, Baltasound 0.8 mm, Tiree 10.7 h.)

Into the 29th there was a little light rain across N Scotland, with clear skies leading to a slight air frost elsewhere in inland Scotland, Wales, N England and N Ireland. Early mist was also widespread across England, Wales and Ireland. There were scattered falls of light rain during the day, mainly in Ireland and Scotland and it was a cool day in the E half of England. It was a sunny day in SW Scotland, W England, Wales and Ireland. (Glasgow 18.5C, High Wycombe 9.2C maximum, Shap -4.5C minimum, Frittenden 2.4 mm, Morecambe 13.7 h.)

The 30th dawned misty in places across England; further to the W a front spread light rain across Ireland and W Scotland by dawn. There was a widespread air frost across England, with scattered frost in parts of Wales, S and E Scotland. Widespread, but in many areas light, rain spread from the NW into Wales, S Ireland and N England by mid-evening. Ahead of the rain there was some sunshine, especially in E England, before frontal cloud arrived. It was warm under the sunshine, but cooler elsewhere. (St James Park 18.7C, Loch Glascarnoch 7.9C maximum, Benson -3.3C minimum, Port Ellen 25.8 mm, Wittering 11.6 h.)

British Isles weather, May 2022

The 1st dawned rather cloudy, with rain across all areas except for N Scotland, East Anglia and Cent S and SE England. During the day the rain area moved slowly S'wards, affecting Ireland, Wales and England but with only slight falls in E areas of England. It was a cloudy day in most areas, with the best of the sunshine being across some N areas of Scotland. It was warm in inland areas of mainland Scotland, but generally cool elsewhere. (Aboyne 17.8C, Fair Isle 8.5C maximum, Aviemore 3.2C minimum, Porthmadog 17.8 mm, Stornoway 9.0 h.)

Pressure gradients were slack, and winds light, on the 2nd. It was a generally cloudy day, except across N Scotland, Cornwall and the Channel Islands, due to weak fronts that led to some light rain over S England and S Ireland overnight and to isolated falls elsewhere during the day. (Northolt 17.6C, Lerwick 7.2C maximum, Writtle 2.9C minimum, Tyndrum 6.8 mm, Camborne 7.0 h.)

The 3rd was a rather cloudy day, except in W Ireland. Rain affected N England and S Scotland overnight, with further light, showery falls here and in many other areas during the day. It was a mild day once early mist and fog had cleared - across England, Wales and Ireland, but rather cooler across Scotland. (Yeovilton 18.2C, Lerwick 8.5C maximum, Craibstone No.2 -0.6C minimum, Libanus 9.6 mm, Shannon Airport 6.1 h.)

Rain and showers were widespread overnight into the 4th across N Ireland, S Scotland, N England, Wales and the Midlands. There was a misty start to the day across most of England. Further rain fell in these N areas, and further S, during the day, with sferics reported across parts of SE Scotland, and more widely in E areas of England. It was a rather cloudy day in most areas S Ireland and the Channel Islands being notable exceptions. It was a warm day in E England. (Heathrow 20.0C, Resallach 9.8C maximum, Tain Range 4.7C minimum, High Mowthorpe 20.0 mm, Jersey Airport 11.1 h.)

There were some, mainly light, falls of rain into 5th the across SE England and East Anglia, N Ireland and N Scotland, with some light ground frost in parts of N England and Cent S England. During the day light rain was largely confined to Scotland and N Ireland. Parts of S Ireland and much of England had a sunny day and it was warm in the Midlands, Cent S and SE England away from the coasts. (Larkhill 21.4C, Fair Isle 10.2C maximum, Kielder Castle 1.6C minimum, Achnagart 11.4 mm, Camborne 12.6 h.)

An area of rain moved from NW Ireland N and W Scotland in the early hours of the 6th to SW England, the Midlands and East Anglia by late evening. As it moved S, it weakened in intensity. Ahead of the rain it was a mild day, and sunny at first in SE England and East Anglia. Once the rain cleared it turned brighter, although it was cool in N areas. (St James Park 23.3C, Lerwick 10.9C maximum, South Newington 3.7C minimum, Achnagart 41.0 mm, Wattisham 10.7 h.)

High pressure dominated the weather on the 7th, with some light frontal rain cleared SE England later in the day. It was cold overnight in N Scotland, but sunny here and in much of SW England, Wales and S Ireland during the day. (Hurn 21.8C, Fair Isle 9.8C maximum, Altnaharra -1.7C minimum, Sutton Bonington 6.0 mm, Kinloss 13.9 h.)

Pressure remained high on the 8th. There was a cold start to the day across N Scotland, with early mist in parts of England. It was a sunny day in many areas of England, Wales and E Ireland and mild in some E areas of Ireland and SW England. (Cardiff Bute Park 20.8C, Lerwick 10.2C maximum, Altnaharra -0.5C minimum, Herstmonceux 0.2 mm, Hurn 13.6 h.)

Pressure fell on the 9th as fronts spread from the W during the day. It was a mild night under cloudy skies across Ireland and W Scotland as the rain spread into W areas here before dawn. By late evening the rain had reached S Wales, the Midlands and Norfolk, but falls were generally slight away from Ireland and Scotland; even in these W areas there were further bands of frontal rain during the day some of the falls being heavy. It was a sunny day in the Channel Islands, East Anglia and SE England ahead of the advancing frontal cloud, and also warm in these areas. (Heathrow 23.4C, Lerwick 9.6C maximum, Tibenham Airfield 1.0C minimum, Achnagart 39.6 mm, Jersey Airport 11.4 h.)

It was a generally warm night into the 10th with overnight minimum temperatures under cloudy skies as high as 13C-15C in parts of S England and East Anglia. Rainfall was widespread overnight, very light in the SE corner of England but heavier in parts of Scotland and NW England. The rain cleared most of East Anglia and SE England by midday, but showery falls continued across Scotland and Ireland throughout the day. Most places saw some sunshine and it turned breezy across N Scotland as the day developed. (Wainfleet 21.8C, Tulloch Bridge 11.1C maximum, Aboyne 4.1C minimum, Achnagart 19.6 mm, Kinloss 11.0 h.)

The 11th dawned quite mild over the S half of England, Wales and Ireland and in E areas of England. This was ahead of a E'ward-moving area of frontal rain that reached Cent S England by around dawn; overnight the weather continued showery across Scotland and Ireland. The rain area in the S gave moderately-heavy falls in places during the day before clearing Kent and East Anglia in the early evening. Showers affected much of Scotland and Ireland during the day; there were sferics in the E of Northern Ireland at around midday during showers, and later in the late afternoon in parts of NE England. The sunniest areas were in N and W areas, in between the showers. (Manston 18.0C, Loch Glascarnoch 10.6C maximum, Lentran 5.4C minimum, Resallach 28.2 mm, Tiree 11.3 h.)

There were a few showers overnight into the 12th in W areas of Scotland and Ireland but much of England had clearer skies. During the day frontal rain spread E across much of Scotland and Ireland, with falls in N England and Wales into the evening. It was sunny in E England at first before frontal cloud arrived. (Manston 19.2C, Loch Glascarnoch 9.3C maximum, Santon Downham 2.5C minimum, Kinlochewe 25.4 mm, Herstmonceux 11.0 h.)

Rain into the 13th was mainly confined to Ireland, Scotland and N England with widespread cloud leading to a mostly mild night, the minimum overnight temperature being 12.1C at Pembrey Sands. The day was mostly dry, except for further frontal rain over N Scotland, with MSL pressure rising above 1020 mb over S England and S Wales. It was a sunny day over Wales and in S and Cent areas of Ireland and England especially in East Anglia. (Heathrow 21.4C, Lerwick 9.1C maximum, Aboyne 5.4C minimum, Cassley 25.4 mm, Aberdaron 12.1 h.)

Some light rain continued to affect N Scotland into the 14th; elsewhere the day dawned mostly dry with clear skies under high pressure leading to a slight ground frost in parts of S Ireland and Cent S England. Most places had a dry day apart from some patchy rain at times in the Northern Isles, although by early evening a trough had pushed some rain NE'wards into Cornwall and this reached Hampshire by late evening. Parts of the English Channel also experienced some thundery outbreaks associated with the trough. Ahead of cloud due to the approaching trough, much of England had a very sunny day and E area of England were quite warm. (Northolt 23.5C, Fair Isle 11.2C maximum, South Newington 2.9C minimum, Lerwick 1.8 mm, Wattisham 13.5 h.)

Overnight into the 15th there was widespread rain and showers across much of S and Cent England, with some light falls also in parts of Ireland. It was a mild night over most of England and S Wales with minimum temperatures remaining above 11C in places. The rain was thundery in SW England, with minor occurrences also in S Wales and Hampshire, before dawn. During the day many areas had further showers, heavy and thundery in places, across England and Wales. There were also showers across N Ireland and S Scotland, with the highest temperatures being across NW England and N Wales. During late afternoon another area of sferics affected the Channel Islands, affecting Cent S England and places as far N as the S Midlands by midnight. (Porthmadog 22.8C, Inverbervie 11.8C maximum, Kinbrace 0.0C minimum, Merryfield 24.2 mm, Shannon Airport 9.0 h.)

Further sferics were reported across Cent S England the Midlands into the 16th, although they faded out by dawn. Mid-morning brought sferics across areas of east Anglia, with further occurrences in the Midlands and across Ireland in the afternoon. These were associated with N'ward-moving fronts and troughs that led to heavy falls of rain in some areas over England, Wales and N Ireland during a mild night and at times during the day. Rain and showers also affected Cent and S areas of Scotland overnight and during the day, reaching N Scotland by late afternoon. It was a warm day across East Anglia, the Midlands and the SE corner of England. (Heathrow 23.1C, Inverbervie 8.9C maximum, Lentran 5.8C minimum, Lough Fea 43.4 mm, Lerwick 9.6 h.)

Overnight into the 17th rain was mostly confined to N England and to S and NE Scotland. Further S it was a mild night in many areas. During the day a front brought rain across Ireland, Wales and the W half of England with some light rain spreading into E areas of England in the evening. Ahead of the rain it was sunny in E areas, and very warm in East Anglia and in Cent S and SE England. During the afternoon evening some thundery activity affected W Ireland, with sferics also moving from the Channel Islands into a few parts of coastal SE England. (Heathrow 27.5C, Fair Isle 10.4C maximum, Aviemore 3.8C minimum, Machrihanish 23.2 mm, Wittering 10.4 h.)

The 18th dawned with some light rain over areas of Scotland, but with largely mild conditions due to a S'ly flow in all areas. The morning was generally dry apart from some rain over N Scotland, while frontal rain spread into W Ireland in the late morning with some sferics there for a while in the afternoon before the rain spread into W Scotland. Another area of rain spread N'wards into SW England and S Wales during the afternoon. By 1935 GMT rain and sferics were widespread over the Channel Islands, reaching Dorset and Hampshire by 2000 GMT and moving to Lincolnshire by the end of the day. Further bands ran SW-NE in areas to the E of this first band, affecting most of Cent S and SE England, the E Midlands and East Anglia by midnight; the lightning was intense and frequent with short-lived, but heavy falls, of rain. Much of Scotland and E England had a sunny day and it was a warm day across England. Due to the thunderstorms, two aeroplanes were reportedly diverted from Gatwick Airport shortly before 2400 GMT. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a roof fire in Edgecote Close, Caddington, shortly before midnight; the blaze was caused by a lightning strike which completely destroyed the roof of a three-bedroom semi-detached house with the first floor suffering smoke damage. (Santon Downham 23.8C, Fair Isle 138C maximum, Dunkeswell 7.6C minimum, Harris Quidnish 14.6 mm, Wattisham 13.0 h.)

Areas of thundery activity affected areas of SE England, East Anglia and the E Midlands before dawn on the 19th, moving NE'wards, while rain also spread NE'wards across Scotland before dawn. Light falls continued to affect parts of Ireland and Scotland during the day but, once the thundery rain had cleared from E areas of England, most other areas remained dry. It was a sunny day in most areas, the Channel Islands being a notable exception. (St James Park 22.5C, Harris Quidnish 12.2C maximum, Katesbridge 4.4C minimum, South Newington 18.8 mm, Dyce 14.5 h.)

Before dawn on the 20th rain spread into SW England, before spreading NE'wards across much of England and Wales by mid-morning. A separate rain area also spread E'wards into W areas of Scotland and Ireland during the morning. There were some sferics accompanying showers in Northern Ireland during mid-afternoon, but by late evening the rain was generally confined to Scotland and N England with sunnier conditions spreading into S areas of England. (Hawarden 19.4C, Fair Isle 12.2C maximum, Redesdale Camp 4.3C minimum, Derrylin Cornahoule 15.4 mm, Lerwick 11.8 h.)

Showery falls of rain on the 21st, mainly slight, were generally confined to N England, Ireland and Scotland as high pressure persisted over S areas. It was a mild night in SW areas of the British Isles and, away from Ireland and W Scotland, many places saw sunny spells. Later the rain turned more general across Ireland, W and N areas of Scotland as fronts crossed these areas. (Heathrow 22.0C, Dalwhinnie 12.1C maximum, Aboyne 4.8C minimum, Achnagart 17.6 mm, Charlwood 9.6 h.)

Frontal rain and showers spread across W areas during the 22nd, affecting much of Scotland, Ireland and parts of Wales and N England by late evening. Further E in England, and in S England, it was a mainly dry and sunny day and warm in East Anglia and the London area. (St James Park 24.0C, Harris Quidnish 12.2C maximum, Santon Downham 3.9C minimum, Achnagart 29.4 mm, Hurn 12.8 h.)

There was some heavy rain overnight into the 23rd in N and W areas of Scotland with some light falls elsewhere. During the day there was an area of general rain that affected SE England and East Anglia, while showery falls spread E'wards to most other areas of the British Isles. There were some further heavy falls during the day over N Scotland, while in the afternoon and evening some of the showers were thundery over E Ireland, SW England and S Wales. In the early evening there were sferics in parts of SE London that then moved NE'wards through East Anglia before late evening. Away from S Ireland and Cent Scotland the day as rather cloudy. (Teddington Bushy Park 20.8C, Loch Glascarnoch 10.2C maximum, Aboyne 4.5C minimum, Aultbea 15.0 mm, Shannon Airport 9.1 h.)

Into the 24th, rain and showers were widespread across England, Wales and Ireland specially so across S and E areas of England. There were also scattered showers across Scotland. Further showers were widespread in all areas during the day, with the heaviest falls in E areas of the UK. During the morning these were thundery in parts of the Midlands and Cent S England, the thundery outbreaks then transferring across to SE England, East Anglia, NE England and SE Scotland by mid-afternoon and persisting in East Anglia until early evening. In the evening frontal rain started spreading E'wards across Ireland and into W Scotland. The best of the sunshine was in the Channel Islands and in SW England. (Heathrow 19.8C, Fair Isle 10.7C maximum, Exeter Airport 4.0C minimum, East Malling 16.0 mm, Jersey Airport 12.7 h)

By dawn on the 25th frontal rain had spread to much of Scotland and Wales with showery falls following across Ireland, where it was a warm night. The rain spread E'wards to most areas during the day, weakening in intensity as it did so. Across Scotland the showers were more widespread and prolonged. It was rather cloudy in most areas, with the best of the sunshine being in parts of Scotland. (Holbeach 20.3C, Fair Isle 11.1C maximum, Baltasound 4.3C minimum, Achnagart 23.0 mm, Tiree 8.9 h.)

A weak frontal wave produced some rainfall into the 26th across parts of Ireland and SW Scotland, while N areas of Scotland had some overnight showers in the W'ly flow. The rain spread across N England during the morning with showers spreading across much of Scotland and also affecting N Wales and parts of Ireland. The best of the sunshine was across Scotland, especially in E areas. (Heathrow 21.8C, Resallach 11.1C maximum, Aboyne 4.0C minimum, Kinlochewe 24.4 mm, Leuchars 11.7 h.)

Showers, heavy in places, affect many parts of Scotland into the 27th, while a few spots of rain fell in parts of Cent and S England caused by a passing cold front. While pressure remained high, centred to the SW of the British Isles, a NW'ly flow produced some showers across N and Cent Scotland during the day. Elsewhere it was a generally dry day, very sunny over most of Cent, S and E England, Wales and S Ireland. (Gosport Fleetlands 21.7C, Loch Glascarnoch 10.7C maximum, Topcliffe 4.1C minimum, Resallach 27.8 mm, Boulmer 15.2 h.)

Despite the continuing presence of high pressure (1029 mb across Ireland at 0600 GMT), the 28th dawned with a N'ly flow across Britain which led to some overnight showers in parts of N Scotland, and a slight ground frost in some places elsewhere. Away from the Northern Isles there was little rain during the day, which was especially sunny in SW Scotland, Ireland, Wales, SW England and Channel Isles. Eastern areas had a little more cloud in the N'ly flow. (Gosport Fleetlands 20.2C, Fair Isle 9.0C maximum, Shap 1.1C minimum, Lerwick 2.2 mm, Cork Airport 15.2 h.)

A N'ly flow under high pressure persisted on the 29th; there was some rain and drizzle near N-facing coasts overnight while during the day there were light falls of rain and a few showers in many areas of the UK. There were further sporadic, mostly light, falls during the day across England and Wales although falls in S Wales and others across Scotland were heavy at times. A few showers were accompanied by thunder and lightning; three cows were killed in a lightning strike while sheltering under a tree, their owner said the farm, Gwerncaernyddion, lies between Dyffryn Ardudwy and Llanbedr. Ireland, W Wales and the Channel isles had the best of the sunshine with cloudy skies at times in most other areas. (Bude 18.0C, Lerwick 8.4C maximum, Sennybridge 1.2C minimum, Swyddffynnon 7.6 mm, Aberdaron 14.1 h.)

Overnight into the 30th there were scattered light falls of rain, with rather more rain across S Scotland due to a weak front associated with a low pressure system located E of Shetland at 0600 GMT. An overnight ground frost was widespread over East Anglia. Showers were widespread during the day across the British Isles and there were some thundery outbreaks in the afternoon in parts of Cent S England, the E Midlands and Lincolnshire. It was drier, and sunnier, in parts of W and N Scotland and the Channel Islands. (Cardiff Bute Park 17.7C, Brizlee Wood 9.1C maximum, Santon Downham -1.2C minimum, South Newington 11.2 mm, Jersey Airport 11.9 h.)

There was a slight ground frost in several areas of the British Isles into the 31st, although many areas saw spells of rain or showers during the night. Spells of rain and showers were widespread during the day across England, Wales, N Ireland and S Scotland, although much of S Ireland remained dry. There were also widespread thundery outbreaks across parts of Cent S and SE England, East Anglia and the Midlands during the afternoon while SW England, the Channel Islands and Shetland were generally sunny. (Merryfield 18.3C, Warcop 10.5C maximum, Craibstone No.2 0.5C minimum, Wiggonholt 20.0 mm, Jersey Airport 14.1 h.)

British Isles weather, June 2022

Pressure gradients were slack on the 1st with light winds leading to some early mist and fog patches before dawn. There were showers and falls of rain in some places, notably N Ireland, S Scotland and Wales overnight with only scattered light showers in places during the day. There was a cloudy start to the day in some places, but sunny spells developed in most areas , especially across the W half of the British Isles. (Pershore 19.3C, Fair Isle 12.1C maximum, Tyndrum 1.6C minimum, Rhyl 10.0 mm, Kirkwall 15.8 h.)

While pressure was generally high across the British Isles on the 2nd, a shallow low to the W of Ireland led to some rain across Ireland and W Scotland during the day. England, Wales and E Scotland had some early mist and fog patches under clear skies, which also led to some overnight ground frost in places. The day was mainly dry away from Ireland and, later, SW Scotland, NW England and N Wales. During the afternoon there were a few thundery outbreaks in parts of NE England and SE Scotland. It was a particularly sunny day over S and E England and in NW and mainland N Scotland. (Heathrow 22.3C, Fair Isle 11.9C maximum, Altnaharra -1.5C minimum, Derrylin Cornahoule 17.4 mm, Stornoway 16.4 h,)

Overnight into the 3rd there was widespread rainfall across N England, N Wales and in many parts of Ireland. This rain area gradually weakened, although there was associated thunder in N Wales around midday. Homes in N Wales were hit by floods after hail and thunderstorms struck; the high street in Criccieth, Gwynedd, and surrounding areas were affected and firefighters said had to help to divert water in the town as drains were blocked and roads closed. Another area of rain affected NE England, the Midlands and SW England with outbreaks of thunder in the afternoon over the Midlands and SW England. This rain spread slowly SE'wards while another rain area spread from the Channel islands into S England by the evening, associated with a shallow low over France that gave an E'ly flow in S England. There was some thunder over the Channel Islands in the evening, while it was a sunny day across N Scotland and in parts of SW England and East Anglia. (Gosport Fleetlands 24.8C, Fair Isle 10.7C maximum, Kinbrace 0.7C minimum, Blencathra 23.0 mm, Stornoway 16.2 h.)

Despite high pressure being centred over E Scotland (1028 mb at 0600 GMT) on the 4th, overnight rain affected S areas of England, Ireland and Wales before dawn, with some heavy falls in SW England. There was a ground frost in parts of Scotland overnight but it was a warm night over England and Wales. The rain area moved N-NW'wards during the day into N Wales, the Midlands and Cent Ireland by late afternoon, with some thundery outbreaks over SW England during the morning and afternoon. It was a warm and sunny day over mainland Scotland. In the evening an area of thundery activity affected the Channel Islands before further outbreaks moved N'wards into S England and S Wales. (Drumnadrochit 23.2C, Emley Moor 11.5C maximum, Kinbrace -0.7C minimum, Cardinham 25.8 mm, Tiree 16.2 h.)

Sferics were reported into the 5th over parts of S Wales, the S Midlands and Cent S England before and around dawn, while rainfall affect most of Wales, Cent and S Ireland and areas of England as far N as Manchester by dawn. Scotland had a ground frost in places but it was a mild night over S England. During the day the rain spread into the N England with further falls in areas to the S of here, but Scotland (away from Shetland) had a largely sunny day. (Resallach 21.7C, Lake Vyrnwy 8.9C maximum, Kinbrace 0.0C minimum, Yeovilton 41.8 mm, Tiree 16.1 h,)

Rainfall continued to affect many areas of England and Wales overnight into the 6th while clearer skies further N led to a ground frost in parts of Cent Scotland. It was sunny across most of Scotland during the day with some light rain affecting parts of S and E England. Light rain also fell in parts of SW Ireland. (Tyndrum 22.0C, Fylingdales 12.1C maximum, Tyndrum 1.3C minimum, Weybourne 29.2 mm, Lerwick 11.9 h.)

Rain affected the Channel Islands and parts of S England into the 7th, with a weak front also producing some rainfall over W Ireland. Under clearer skies, parts of E Ireland and Cent Scotland had a ground frost in places. During the day there were a few spots of rain in parts of S England and S Ireland; rain in SW areas late in the afternoon spread NE'wards as a low centred to the W of S Ireland pushed fronts NE'wards; the rain had fallen in most of England, Wales and Ireland by late evening. Across Scotland, and in E England ahead of the rain, it was a mostly sunny day. It was a warm day in most areas away from the coasts. (Woburn 22.9C, Fair Isle 11.2C maximum, Aboyne 2.2C minimum, Culdrose 7.2 mm, Leuchars 12.6 h.)

Before dawn on the 8th rain from the S had spread into Cent Scotland and it was a mild night in areas to the S of the rain areas as mild air blew in from the SW. Overnight falls of rain were generally slight, except in parts of N England and S Scotland. The rain was followed by showers in many areas of England, Wales and Ireland during the day. Falls over Scotland were patchy, with the more extensive falls mostly confined to N Ireland during the day. N Scotland had a dry day while the sunniest places were in parts of W Scotland, the Channel Islands and in W Wales. (Heathrow 23.5C, Baltasound 10.8C maximum, Altnaharra 2.2C minimum, Prestwick 27.6 mm, Aberdaron 10.2 h.)

Into the 9th rain spread across most of Ireland and into SW Scotland and some W areas of England and Wales by dawn. It was a mild night in most areas and the rain areas extended slowly NE'wards during the day into Cent Scotland and then into NW Scotland in the evening. Parts of SW England continued to have drizzle at times during the day. The best of the sunshine was across Cent Ireland and East Anglia. (Shoeburyness 21.6C, Baltasound 11.6C maximum, Kinbrace 5.1C minimum, Whitechurch 5.4 mm, Weybourne 9.2 h.)

A deep area of low pressure to the S of Iceland pushed frontal rain into Scotland and Ireland on the 10th; after some early rain in the SE, England and Wales remained mostly dry and sunny and it was a warm day across most of England, away from the coasts. (Santon Downham 24.5C, Fair Isle 14.9C maximum, Altnaharra 7.6C minimum, Tyndrum 16.6 mm, Aberdaron 14.2 h.)

Frontal rain affected Scotland and N and W areas of Ireland into the 11th; there was some rain and drizzle in SW England by dawn and a few patches of mist in areas of England. It was a widespread mild night, except in parts of the Midlands and East Anglia, with temperatures remaining above 12C in places. During the day the frontal rain was generally confined to Ireland and Scotland, with minor falls in some W areas of England and Wales. It was generally sunny SE of the line Bristol-The Wash. (Heathrow 23.8C, South Uist 12.4C maximum, Cavendish 7.5C minimum, Achnagart 47.0 mm, Brize Norton 12.8 h.)

Pressure rose generally on the 12th, reaching 1028 mb over Scilly and Valentia by the evening. Weakening fronts gave some overnight rain to Scotland, N England and N Ireland then some cloudy skies at times in N and Cent England during the day. There was further, mostly light, rain over Scotland, N Ireland and N England at times during the day, while S England, S Wales and the Channel Islands were sunny. (Heathrow 22.9C, Blencathra 12.5C maximum, Exeter Airport 5.7C minimum, Achnagart 11.8 mm, St Athan 12.9 h.)

There was a little rain in W Scotland overnight into the 13th and a few spots of drizzle in some other W areas of the British Isles; over much of England skies cleared to give a cool night in some inland areas. Away from N Scotland there was little rain during the day. Scotland, Ireland and N England were generally cloudy, while it was a sunny day over the English Channel and in S England as pressure continued to rise. (Charlwood 21.7C, Resallach 12.2C maximum, Topcliffe 4.1C minimum, Resallach 6.0 mm, Jersey Airport 15.0 h.)

Overnight into the 14th there were a few spots of rain across W and N Scotland while during the day further light rain was rather more widespread across the N half of Scotland. Elsewhere, the day was dry and very sunny over the S half of England and on the Channel Islands. There was an early ground frost over some inland areas of S Wales and S England before the sunny areas turned warm, away from the coasts, under the prevailing high pressure. (Kew Gardens 25.0C, Loch Glascarnoch 12.3C maximum, Sennybridge 0.9C minimum, Tiree 7.8 mm, Hurn 15.1 h.)

Pressure remained high on the 15th. However fronts brought rainfall to N and W Scotland overnight, with lesser falls here and over N Ireland during the day. Elsewhere it was a warm day hot in parts of East Anglia, SE and Cent S England. It was also a sunny day in England and Wales, the Channel Islands, E Ireland and S Scotland. (Kew Gardens 28.2C, Fair Isle 12.7C maximum, Exeter Airport 2.7C minimum, Achnagart 8.8 mm, Jersey Airport and Lyneham 14.4 h.)

High pressure continued to persist on the 16th although a small frontal system over Scotland and Ireland led to some light rain and showers here at times. A few spots of rain were also noted in the late afternoon and evening in parts of S England. The rain areas had a mild night and cool day; elsewhere, after a cool night in places, it was a hot day across much of the Midlands, East Anglia and Cent S and SE England with most of England having a very sunny day despite some high cloud at times, especially in W areas. (Northolt 29.5C, Fair Isle 14.1C maximum, Sennybridge 3.3C minimum, Achnagart 8.8 mm, Jersey Airport 14.1 h.)

Overnight into the 17th it was a very warm night across much of Ireland, Wales and England with minimum temperatures remaining above 15C in many areas; the overnight minimum temperature at Scampton was 18.1C. Overnight SE'ward-moving frontal rainfall was widespread across most of N Ireland and Scotland with heavy falls in places and this started to clear from the NW as a cold front pushed SE'wards. By midday the rain had cleared much of N Scotland and temperatures here were in the mid to high 20s C, compared to 30C in the London area. As the rain pushed SE'wards it weakened and was affecting parts of N England and Wales by late evening; ahead of the rain area it was a hot and sunny day with 30C reached in many areas away from the coasts especially in East Anglia. (Santon Downham 32.7C, Logan Botanic Garden 14.3C maximum, Exeter Airport 8.4C minimum, Tyndrum 23.8 mm, Shobdon 14.3 h.)

Overnight rain in N England and Wales spread into the Midlands by dawn on the 18th; to the N of this rain area it was a cool night but to the S overnight minimum temperatures remained above 15C in some areas. During the morning the rain, generally slight, spread across most of S England (except for some SE areas) and temperatures fell. During early afternoon thundery outbreaks affected Cornwall with more widespread outbreaks over SW England and the Channel Islands later in the afternoon, and across SE England and East Anglia in the evening - as an area of widespread and, in places heavy, affected much Cent and S England later in the day producing some of Saharan dust in places. N Scotland was affected by some outbreaks of rain associated with a low centred E of Iceland, so the best of the sunshine was generally across S Scotland and adjacent areas. As the rain spread S, air temperatures fell quite sharply in many places. (Herstmonceux 27.3C, Pennerley 11.7C maximum, Kielder Castle 4.9C minimum, Almondsbury 16.4 mm, Leuchars 10.9 h.)

There was some E'ward-moving thunder in the first hour of the 19th in East Anglia and Kent but this soon cleared to the E. Elsewhere there was rain across many areas of S and Cent England overnight, and also in parts of Scotland and N Ireland. Frontal rain spread N'wards into the Channel Islands and parts of S England during the afternoon, before spreading into East Anglia. There was also a little further rain over N Scotland and N Ireland, with S Scotland and parts of N England having the best of the sunshine. (Bramham 20.4C, Loch Glascarnoch 11.0C maximum, Sennybridge 1.7C minimum, Shoeburyness 14.6 mm, Glasgow 11.4 h.)

Rain affected S England and parts of East Anglia into the 20th but this largely cleared by dawn. Elsewhere, under clear skies, it was a cool night in many areas with a ground frost in many inland areas of mainland Scotland. During the day frontal rain spread into N and W Scotland, but elsewhere (except on the Channel Islands) it was a very sunny day. It was also quite warm in some E areas of Scotland. (Aboyne 24.7C, Fair Isle 12.3C maximum, Kinbrace 0.1C minimum, Preston Moor Park 10.6 mm, Morecambe 16.0 h.)

Frontal rain fell across N Ireland and N and Cent Scotland into the 21st with the rain then pushing into S Scotland and N Scotland later in the morning. During the day there were further falls of rain in E areas of Scotland. Most of Wales and England (except in the extreme SE and N) had a sunny day elsewhere the day was rather cloudy and some areas reached 24-25C in the sunshine. (Leconfield 26.6C, Lerwick 11.7C maximum, Cavendish 3.9C minimum, Aviemore 9.6 mm, Shawbury 15.8 h.)

A weak frontal system brought some rain at times on the 22nd to N areas of Scotland and also led to a rather cloudy day across Ireland and Scotland although E areas of Scotland had some sunshine at first. England and Wales were generally very sunny with 25C being reached during the day across most of inland England (except in NW and extreme N areas). (Leconfield 28.0C, Lerwick 11.5C maximum, Cavendish 6.0C minimum, Lerwick 7.4 mm, Weybourne 16.0 h.)

on the 23rd fronts led to a rather cloudy day across Ireland, W Scotland and the S half of England and Wales. A NW'ward-moving front over England led to scattered showers in places which were thundery in a few areas, although the front over W parts of the British Isles produced only light amounts of rain and drizzle in parts of W Ireland. The best of the sunshine was in N Wales and E Scotland while 25C was reached in a few (mostly northern) areas of England and Wales. (Hawarden 28.2C, South Uist 14.6C maximum, Shap 5.9C minimum, Shap 12.2 mm, Dyce 16.2 h.)

Low pressure centred close to Ireland on the 24th (centre 994 mb near Belmullet at 1200 GMT) led to some rain across SE Scotland and W Ireland overnight (14 mm fell at Valentia in the 12 hours ending 0600 GMT). During the day the main rain areas across Ireland (25 mm at Valentia during 0600-1800 GMT) spread into Wales and England while SE Scotland had further heavy falls. A separate front also gave rain across the Northern Isles. In many areas it was a rather cloudy day with the warmest area being in E Scotland and E England. There were thundery outbreaks over NE England and SE Scotland during the late afternoon and early evening, and also in the evening over E Ireland. (Achnagart 24.6C, Fair Isle 12.9C maximum, Lerwick 9.0C minimum, Charterhall 17.2 mm, Morpeth Cockle Park 8.4 h.)

By 0600 GMT on the 25th the low had deepened to 986 mb, centred near Belmullet. Ireland and W areas of the UK had some heavy falls of rain with lesser amounts further E; it was relatively mild in NE Scotland overnight, ahead of a cold front approaching from the S. During the day falls of rain were most widespread across Ireland and W areas of the UK, but there were also some showery falls further E. During the late morning, there were thundery outbreaks in Devon and W Wales; these later spread to the W Midlands, NW England and SW Scotland. It was a sunny day, in between showers, in N Wales, N Scotland and E England. At Valentia 23 mm of rain fell in the 12 hours ending 1800 GMT. (Leconfield 23.2C, Lake Vyrnwy 13.7C maximum, Okehampton 8.0C minimum, Cardiff Bute Park 22.0 mm, Valley 14.4 h.)

Low pressure remained centred close to the W of Scotland during the 26th, leading to some heavy falls of rain across Ireland overnight, which also spread into Wales, SW England and SW Scotland. During the day the rain affected Ireland, Wales, much of Scotland and the W half of England. E Scotland, and much of the E half of England, had a sunny day while most of the W half of the British Isles had a cool day. (Weybourne 23.8C, Dalwhinnie 12.9C maximum, Redesdale Camp 5.1C minimum, Killylane 34.2 mm, Shoeburyness 14.8 h.)

Low pressure to the W of the British Isles on the 27th led to a breezy, S'ly flow over most areas. Overnight an area of rain spread from Ireland across Wales, Scotland and into the W half of England; during the day it continued to move E'wards and cleared E England during late afternoon, with some heavy falls in a few places. It was a cool day to the W of the rain area (maximum temperatures of 13-14C in parts of W Ireland) with the sunniest conditions being found over Wales and the Northern Isles due to another area of rain affecting Ireland and W Scotland later. (Tibenham Airfield 22.3C, Blencathra 14.1C maximum, Alice Holt Lodge 6.7C minimum, Morecambe 25.4 mm, Lerwick 11.2 h.)

Low pressure that remained centred to the W of the British Isles on the 28th pushed frontal rain across most of Scotland and Ireland from the W before dawn, with some heavy falls over Ireland. The rain then spread E'wards during the day, lessening as it did so, reaching Cent S England, the Midlands and NE England by late evening. It was a rather cloudy day in most areas, although places E of a line Hull-Jersey did have some long spells of sunshine ahead of the rain. Behind the rain it was a showery day in places. (Coningsby 23.4C, Fair Isle 13.3C maximum, Redesdale Camp 4.3C minimum, Murlough 28.0 mm, Jersey Airport 12.3 h.)

A mainly S'ly flow persisted on the 29th. Rain spread E'wards across England during the morning, followed by showers across areas to the N and W. Falls were generally light across England and, with rather cloudy skies, many areas had little sunshine. It was a mild day across NE England and East Anglia. (Cranwell 24.1C, Fair Isle 13.6C maximum, Tain Range 9.1C minimum, Cassley 17.6 mm, Valley 8.1 h.)

On the 30th troughs led to spells of rain and showers in many areas, these turning thundery in areas of Wales, S England and the Midlands. Falls were heavy in places. E areas of Scotland had a more general area of rain that spread N'wards during the day while another area of frontal rain affected N Ireland and W Scotland during the day. The best of the sunshine was to be found in W Wales, S Wales and SW England. (Nantwich 21.4C, Fair Isle 13.0C maximum, Okehampton 5.4C minimum, Bradford 29.8 mm, St Athan 11.3 h.)

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