Monday 6th May (21:00) - Tuesday 7th May (07:00)
Thorney Island took the highest temperature today at 13.2°C, whilst Cairn Gorm Summit took the lowest at -5.2°C. Cairn Gorm Summit also took the highest wind speed at 39 mph, and the highest wind gust at 59 mph.
Large parts of southern England are continuing to hold onto the double figures, which have been in place since 11:00 this morning. Wales and Northern Ireland have both fell into the single figure territory with the Midlands and northern regions. The highest temperature at this time is 12°C at London City Airport. By midnight temperatures across the United Kingdom are expected to fall below double figures in all areas, apart from London which will hold onto the 10°C for a couple more hours. Parts of central Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland will see temperatures heading towards zero by midnight, if not there already. The surface temperature across the board will be 2-3°C below that of the air, bringing a frost risk to Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. As we head through the morning the temperatures will begin to increase, with frost now only remaining across Scotland and higher ground across Northern Ireland, with East Anglia and London nearing double figures by 06:00. A chilly start is expected even with the 8’s and 9’s across the south and east of England, as the wind chill keeps the feel like temps down.
Any breaks in the cloud during tonight or the very early hours of the morning, will have gone by 06:00, as the clouds gather across the Island. The risk of fog forming tonight is very low, but there could be some off the north Scottish coast for the early risers.
A very calm night is on the cards with wind speeds getting no higher than 12 mph, and gusts no higher than 18 mph across eastern Scotland. Large parts of the Midlands, southern England and Wales will see wind speeds and gusts struggling to rise above 3 mph, demonstrating the calmness of the night ahead.
Wintry spells across northern England will fade approaching midday tomorrow, but Scotland will continue to see snowfall mainly over higher ground, with sleet falling to sea level. You can see the track of precipitation via the attached images at the bottom of this post.