A weather forecast

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Transcript

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 alina_suv on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 12:29

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I really like wet weather and rain, but only when I stay at home. On other days I prefer sunny weather, but not heatwave.

Submitted by Snizhana17 on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 10:06

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I consider, my favourite season is summer cause the weather is awesome, you can go for a stroll and enjoy yourself.If we talk about autum or winter,you will rather stay in and read a book or whatever you want.You just can`t walking outside for long periods of time because the weather is cold, uncomfortable or even freezing..

Submitted by Ramazan Altınışık on Thu, 12/01/2023 - 18:12

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I don't have a favorite season because each season has a special impression on me.

Submitted by richtran on Tue, 03/01/2023 - 14:44

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My favorite season is winter.

Submitted by Johnny Aung Aung on Mon, 02/01/2023 - 04:42

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The season I like best is summer.Cause severe cold weather doesn’t fit me.Warm and shine weather make me comfortable with thin clothes.I am able to go trip anywhere I want at anytime.I don’t need to carry a lot of stuff and I can travel lightly.I don’t have to worry about cold and freezing.

Submitted by Eman Samir on Sun, 27/11/2022 - 09:50

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The kind of weather I like best is the warm bright one with some sunshine. I love summer more, that's why.

Submitted by dr smoke on Thu, 24/11/2022 - 09:48

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i like cold weather, when i freeze to death, and then drink coffee, i always find myself smiling

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Sun, 11/09/2022 - 10:19

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I like cold weather and also like raining day because I think the air is really fresh when it is raining.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Wed, 31/08/2022 - 12:29

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I prefer the cold weather and winter session, in the winter I was fresher than in the summer. I enjoy the cold weather rather than the hot weather, the local stove is exciting and my liked thing in the winter session. Now I am abroad I miss the local stove.

Submitted by vanviet1603 on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 09:26

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I come from Vietnam, therefore I can suffer the big heatwave. But, I really hate cold weather and thunderstorm.