A weather forecast

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 LucaCoglia on Fri, 06/03/2020 - 16:16

I like Sunny weather but I really like snowy weather
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Submitted by Nikolaos Stavr… on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 16:42

Hello everyone!! I would say that hot and dry weather is what I really like.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:21

I like crisp weather. It's nice to walk around the nature, breatheing in the crisp autumn weather!

Submitted by Ayzhan on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 06:30

I like a sunny weather, but when not too hot. Like the weather in the end of the april and beginning the may.

Submitted by mselmi on Thu, 20/02/2020 - 07:27

I hate high and low temperatures. I like weather when temperature is around the early twenties. I don't like windy days. I like watching light rain or snow from the window. This gives me a good feelings.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 15/02/2020 - 14:30

I hate hot sunshine in summer while cloudy weather with a little drizzle is my favourite and ideal for me.

Submitted by huyentran on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 01:54

My favorite weather is cool weather with a little sunshine. This weather always makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. You know, because it's not too hot and too cold, so it's good for our health. In my country, the weather often appears in the afternoon, so I often go for a walk and enjoy the fresh and cool air, and whenever I go for a walk I feel more relaxed, my health seems to be more refreshed.

Submitted by conejo on Sun, 09/02/2020 - 03:45

My favourite weather is dry, bright and sunny. I like the sea, and I prefer live in warm cities. I hate weather in my country, because it is unpredictable.

Submitted by lifelearner on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 16:02

Well as an introvert and a person who is attracted towards loneliness, I love wet weather and winter as people tends to stay home and streets get less crowded. Snow really attracts me , as I have used to make a snowman since my childhood and I still do it until now . in the rainy weather I love to have some warm drinks like a cup of tea or hot chocolate.