A weather forecast

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Hello and good morning! Well, we're off to a good start in the south this week, as most of the rain from the weekend has disappeared – just a few patches of cloud and maybe some showers here on the east coast. They'll all clear up by lunchtime, though. Over the next day or so, London and the area around Kent can expect a couple of isolated showers, but mostly dry through until Thursday.

It's not such good news for the north-west this week, I'm afraid: more wet weather, and not a lot of sunshine. Some of today's showers will be heavy – and even thundery in Manchester and across the Pennines. Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, with drizzle and light rain only throughout the rest of the day and tonight.

Elsewhere it becomes dry today, but with some foggy patches towards Wales. In England, tomorrow morning will see a dry, bright start in most places, with high temperatures throughout the week. We might see one or two thunderstorms appearing as the week goes on, with temperatures everywhere at 29 to 30 degrees. 

By the weekend, unfortunately, the dry weather will make way for mostly cloudy skies and rain. The rain will move from Scotland, down towards the north and reach the south coast by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures, at least, will stay mostly warm at around 21 degrees for the weekend. It might feel like a nice change from the high twenties and early thirties we'll see in the week. That's all from me until tomorrow. Enjoy the mini-heatwave while you can!

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Submitted by AryanEld on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:31

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I love the winter most. Specially when it snows.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 13:05

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I think I'm not good at humidity.... : |
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Submitted by cassiamattos2013 on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 01:26

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I like best when the weather is sunny. I love to sunshine and I love to go to the beach. But when is rainy, I like to stay in my home and to watches a good film with popcorn and to drink a hot drink. It's very cool, too.

Submitted by pilargarciach on Sun, 30/08/2020 - 11:51

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I prefer cold weather because it is easier to hot a venue than to cool it. I can use coats and drink coffee or chocolate hot by obtaining corporal hot with these things. In the summer it is more difficult to get appropriate corporal temperature without conditioned air

Submitted by Ahmed Abdi on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 06:57

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In our area Middle East Qatar we have only two seasons spring and summer which is very hot. Not only heatwave we are facing but the high humidity as well like living in big sauna. Even though l like summer very much. It is my favorite season.
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Submitted by danisep on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 21:47

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I live in a sunny city with a lot of heatwaves and without a beach, I like cloudy days and I prefer to visit cold cities when I travel. My favorite weather is rainy and cloudy days with a dark sky, because I enjoy rain, wearing coats and boots, if my city has a beach it’ll be awesome.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 14:33

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I like a mild wether, which means temperature reads around 18-20℃ with a blue sky.;)

Submitted by Gema25 on Sat, 22/08/2020 - 21:27

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When I was 5 I used to love sunny days for the reason that I could go for a walk with my grandmother and eat a chocolate ice-cream. Now, I'm 20, almost 21 and I love rainy days because I really enjoy staying at home, watching a movie or read an interesting book while I'm seeing the rain through the window.

Submitted by Jonus on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 16:56

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L like a sunny weather , because it's is hot and nice. To go the beach in summer. L don't like a heatwave, because one sweats a lot in the summer.

Submitted by Daniela Zapata on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 00:08

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I think it depends on the things you are doing. If you are on holidays, resting from your work, you probably want a sunny weather to enjoy the sea or other activities like drink a beer or do a barbecue with friends. If your are at home, watching movies and eating pop corns, a rainy day will be good. But if you are at work doing a lot of things, moving side to side, a clowdy weather will help you a lot!!