BBC Weather: Temperatures ‘below par’ as winds hit UK
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Carol Kirkwood appeared on BBC Breakfast to deliver her forecast which shows strong winds, wintry showers and low temperatures are here to stay for the remainder of the week. Ms Kirkwood added the temperatures are well below average for this time of year with the recent May bank holiday being the coldest on record. Winds also could reach more than 40mph in some southern areas as the UK.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Ms Kirkwood forecasted: “The top temperature [Monday] in the UK was in London and also parts of Essex where we hit 14 degrees.
“Making it the coldest early May Bank Holiday on record and records go back to 1978.
“Today there’s no heat wave in prospect another cool day – windy and showery – some of the showers will be heavy with hail and thunder and in the higher ground, they’ll also be wintry.
“Now this is the low pressure that’s brought all this weather continuing to pull away to the continent… it’s still going to be a windy day just not quite as windy as yesterday.
“You can see blue hues [on the map] so once again indicating that it is going to be a cool day.”
She added: “So still windy particularly in the east and particularly around the coast of Wales and southern England but even inland we’re still looking at strong gusts.
“Even though the wind will ease through the day it is still going to be brisk and we’ll have a rash of showers.
“Perhaps a more organised line of showers coming from northwest England through the North Midlands towards East Anglia.”
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Ms Kirkwood then pointed at wind speeds on her map which saw an average of 35mph gusts which were stronger in the south.
She continued: “Our temperatures seven to 13 degrees [for Tuesday] and the average for this time of year is about 14 to 17 – so we are below par.
“Worth mentioning too if you’re travelling this morning there’s a lot of small branches on the roads.
“So as we head on through [Tuesday] evening and overnight there is a line of organised showers sinking southwards.
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“This snow level will come down to about 200 to 250 metres across the north of Scotland and it’s here where we’ve got clear skies.
“Also in Northern England, we’re going to see some frost for the South where the temperatures are a little bit higher, these temperatures represent towns and cities.
“So in some rural areas, we could see the odd pocket of frost as well. [Wednesday] we start off with a few showers dotted around in the west.
“We’ve also got showers coming in on a northerly flow, still quite windy, and some of those showers getting down to about three or 400 metres.
“We could see a few wintriness in the showers for some of the higher ground across northern England and north Wales as well. [Wednesday] there’ll be more sunshine and there’s going to be today.
“Still some more showers coming in [on Thursday] on that northerly wind across Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and again in the tops of the hills and mountains, they are likely to be wintry. We could see showers getting into north Wales through the day.”
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