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John Hammond - Brits braced for 'near-freezing' Platinum Jubilee weekend as temperatures set to plummet - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Scotland - county Atlantic
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Brits braced for 'near-freezing' Platinum Jubilee weekend as temperatures set to plummet
Platinum Jubilee bank holiday may have to think again after new weather forecasts suggest temperatures are set to plummet for the big weekend.Excitement had built over recent days over suggestions of a 'heatwave' — but the mercury could now be closer to freezing than the 30C that had been promised.It comes as a massive low-pressure formation continues to keep the British Isles cold for the official meteorological start of summer while parts of continental Europe enjoy record high temperatures.Weathertrending meteorologist John Hammond told the Daily Express: “What had been flagged up as a promising run-in to the Jubilee celebrations now looks cool and unsettled.“A subtle shift to the west of high pressure in the Atlantic will allow a chilly area of low pressure to tumble in from the northeast, bringing some sharp showers, limited brightness and suppressed temperatures.”Data from the Met Office shows lows of 9C and 8C possible in parts of the UK on Thursday (2 June) and Friday (3 June), with the north of Scotland potentially seeing temperatures drop to a winter-like 7C.Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said that the overall picture for the Jubilee remains difficult to call, with it still possible that that the European heatwave arrives just in time.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.In a daily update she wrote: “The main source of uncertainty for the weekend itself is to do with how far a plume of warm air, currently across the continent, encroaches over southern areas of the UK from late on Friday.
John Hammond - Arctic air to batter Britain on May Day bank holiday with temperatures close to freezing - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Scotland - London - Ireland
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Arctic air to batter Britain on May Day bank holiday with temperatures close to freezing
Britain over the course of the May Day bank holiday, with temperatures reaching close to freezing.The thermometer is due to sink to 4C in London, with areas across northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland facing weather as cold as freezing.That is a stark contrast compared to the last bank holiday weekend over Easter, when temperatures peaked at 19C.Although conditions are due to remain fairly dry across the UK over the bank holiday, arctic winds dragged in from the North Sea will bring in the stark temperature drop, with colder mornings and late-season frost.Former Met Office meteorologist John Hammond said: "The mercury will go into reverse, with a cooler trend to end April.“Fresh waves of Arctic air mean a good chance, even across southern Britain, of temperatures falling close to or below freezing."Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said: “High pressure starts to drift towards the north of the UK this weekend allowing lower pressure to develop in the south of the UK.“This means we start to see an easterly feed to our winds and with this, it will turn cooler over the next few days.”To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.He added: “We will continue to see easterly winds dragging in the winds from the North Sea and this will peg back temperatures through the rest of this month.“It will start to feel that little bit colder particularly if you are on the eastern side of the UK where we will see those cooler winds coming in from the North Sea.”The Met Office’s Greg Dewhurst said: “Looking at the pressure pattern for Saturday, low pressure sat to the south of the UK high pressure sat to the north will bring a brisk easterly flow across the whole of the
John Hammond - Coldest May in 25 years forecast in bitter -5C 'revenge' of winter weather - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Sweden
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Coldest May in 25 years forecast in bitter -5C 'revenge' of winter weather
weather feature expected to dominate the UK into next week — making the UK colder than Sweden.Southern areas are forecast to watch the mercury plunge to -2C overnight in the first few days of May, while northern areas will experience biting lows of -5C, according to the Evening Standard.The long 'revenge' of wintry weather means the nation could experience its coldest May since 1997 only days after basking in an Easter bank holiday 'mini-heatwave'.Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of Weather Trending predicted: “The mercury will go into reverse, with a cooler trend to end April.“Fresh waves of Arctic air mean a good chance, even across southern Britain, of temperatures falling close to or below freezing.“One or two wintry showers are not ruled out later in the week, most likely on higher ground in the North.”A Met Office forecaster has meanwhile predicted a phase of dry but cold weather, saying: “North-easterly winds will bring cooler air, with chilly nights and widespread frosts possible.“Temperatures are slightly below or near normal into the start of May, with mainly dry conditions this week but showers possible in the North."The Met Office's long range weather forecast from Saturday 30 April to Monday 9 May reads: "Daytime temperatures will remain near normal or slightly above, but colder nights, mainly in the south could see some patchy frost in sheltered rural areas."Moving through the middle and later part of this period there is a risk of more unsettled conditions bringing spells of rain, mainly to the north and west, with patchy showers at times mainly in the east, and potentially some cooler air for a time."For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up
Marco Petagna - John Hammond - Easter weekend heatwave thanks to 500-mile wide Canary Islands air plume - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Portugal - county Atlantic
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Easter weekend heatwave thanks to 500-mile wide Canary Islands air plume
An Easter weekend heatwave with the 21C hottest days of the year is set to hit Britain.Highs will leap from a cool 11C yesterday (Sat) and 13C today (Sun) to 20C by Tuesday.The high teens are due in the run-up to Good Friday and then nudging 21C is expected during a dry and sunny long weekend for many.A 500-mile wide Canary Islands air plume is expected to blow in.But first we’ll have to battle through -5C chills and frosts on Sunday (April 10) and 50mph Storm Evelyn’s washouts on Monday (April 11).Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It looks promising for the Easter weekend, with a sustained warmer period next week and, after mixed conditions, mostly dry and settled weather by the weekend.“20C could be seen even early in the week.”Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “It looks wetter to start the week – but then warmer for Easter, with balmy air expected across the UK by Good Friday.“Plenty of fine and settled spring weather is likely for the holiday weekend.”A Met Office forecaster added: “The influence of cold Arctic air across the UK will lessen and warmer air from the Atlantic will arrive and help temperatures rise.”The storm is churning in the Atlantic and affecting the UK before hitting Portugal.The grim start to the school break has seen kids stuck indoors amid strong winds and chills.Over the four-day Easter weekend, the South will be warmest, with the North more unsettled but still pushing 16C, well above average for the time of year.
Marco Petagna - John Hammond - Storm Diego and 'snow plunge' making UK colder than Moscow in 'late taste of winter' - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - France - city Moscow - county Midland
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Storm Diego and 'snow plunge' making UK colder than Moscow in 'late taste of winter'
Britain will shiver in temperatures ­colder than Moscow as a 600-mile wide “polar plunge” and Storm Diego bring snow and deluges during the Easter holidays.It comes as a nasty blow for Brits who were fooled into thinking spring had arrived by March’s 20C heatwave.Forecasters said the “late taste of winter” will see snow in the Midlands and North on hills today (Fri), with rain in the South as Diego passes.Bitter wind chills mean 6-12C highs will feel more like 4-9C today (Fri) and tomorrow (Sat).Widespread frosts are expected over the weekend, with -3C in England, colder than the -2C forecast in Moscow.Even usually-mild London will nudge freezing on the thermometer.Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It’s a late taste of winter and not a very spring-like few days.“Deep low pressure is bringing blustery and wet weather, with cold air sweeping back in from the north.“Gardeners should beware as widespread frosts are expected.”Tomorrow (Sat) will have fewer showers, with Sunday turning milder later as rain follows overnight and into Monday.Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond, of Weathertrending, said: “After late March’s warm sunshine and blossoming spring, doesn’t nature have a funny way of getting its own back.”Netweather said Storm Diego’s low pressure over France “could affect southern England with rain.”A Met Office forecast says the weekend will be “cold, with frosty starts” then “feeling milder but with cloud and rain moving in.”Parts of Britain have been battered by flash deluges and lightning storms in recent days.Gale force gusts buffeted the UK yesterday, causing damage to trees and fences.Snowploughs also battled to reopen roads this week after heavy snowfall caused rail and road disruption.The
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