Model Chat. Early To Mid Spring 2012.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 13:53
Take 1975. Lots of northern outbreaks with heavy snow showers, especially during April. After snow on 2nd June as far south as Essex, it warmed up very rapidly, and much of the rest of the summer was fine and hot with scattered severe thunderstorms, with temperatures often above 30C during the first two weeks of August.
We have had five warm and sunny Springs, and for many, five disappointing summers. Perhaps, and I mean perhaps, this year, a dissapointing Spring will be followed by a fine summer.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:19
With the highest probablity again in this range keeping it changeable with - at best - slightly average temperatures in prospect, any chances of even a brief surge of warmth and spell of dryness have to be regarded as highly improbable before mid-month. And that applies to the whole of the UK and Ireland too, not just the east
At least next weekend, at this point, looks rather better than this one though!
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:47
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:02
GFS 06z looks very peculiar, with Thursday maxima at 18 °C for eastern England and 1 °C for central Scotland. Oh, and back to sub 10 °C maxes for S England on Friday!
This post has been edited by Big Dave's Gusset: 06 May 2012 - 11:04