Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer heat kept at bay for UK into the weekend

By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 9,2017, 5:54:54PM,EDT
Temperatures will hold near or just below normal for much of the United Kingdom, with showery spells to end the week.
Following drenching rain in southeast Germany on Wednesday, a break will come for the U.K. on Thursday.
High pressure southwest of the area will shield the country from wet weather and will allow for sunny periods for many.
"Despite the sunshine, it will remain slightly cooler than normal," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun.
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"Temperatures will hold below 20 C (68 F) across England and Wales, and could be closer to 17 C (62 F) for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland," he added.
Normal afternoon highs for mid-August usually range from near 22 C (71 F) in London to 18 C (65 C) in Glasgow.
The sunshine will be short-lived for those in the north, as a front moves in Thursday night for western Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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The cold front will continue to move south and east through Friday, reaching cities like Manchester and Liverpool by mid-morning. The Midlands down to southern and eastern England will remain dry until Friday night.
"Generally, the front will spark rounds of showers," said Rathbun. "However, no heavy rain nor flooding issues are expected."
Showers could linger across southern England on Saturday morning, before the return of sunshine and drier conditions. A slight uptick in temperatures will bring them near normal for the start of the weekend on Saturday.
No organized weather systems are expected over the weekend, although the odd shower could be seen in many places across the country. More widespread rain looks to wait until early next week.

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