Guess who’s back, back again? Let me tell you, it’s good to be back. Thank you for bearing with me during the turbulence of the last few weeks. Thankfully, we’re not looking at any such turbulence as far as the weather is concerned. The Azores high is stretching from its usual spot near the Azores all the way to Cornwall and northern France, keeping a steady stream of very mild Atlantic air directed at Ireland and the UK. And from the looks of it, that high pressure area will remain stable well into next week, or even the week after that.
What does that mean for the weekend? Well, Friday will continue like it started. While some scattered clouds are possible, it will be mostly sunny, and therefore dry as well. Following a chilly start earlier today, daytime highs will reach around 22-23°C, while nighttime lows will drop to around just around 15-16°C. Winds will remain mostly calm, although they may freshen up in coastal areas during the afternoon.
This is due to a rather thick layer of clouds that will move in overnight and stay pretty much all throughout Saturday. Don’t worry, it will still remain rather mild throughout, with daytime highs once again coming in around 22-23°C, but the chances of the sun coming through are rather remote. Nights will be mild again, with lows of around 15-16°C expected. Once again, winds will be mostly calm, with coastal areas being in for some fresh winds.
The clouds will start to clear on Sunday, which will also be the coolest day of the weekend, with highs of “only” 19-21°C. Any fresh winds will die out throughout the day, and the chances of rain are once again slim, although GFS does show a weak band of rain moving through in the early hours of the morning. With the cloud cover gone, nighttime lows will be noticeably cooler, coming in at 8-10°C. This general weather pattern will continue for the foreseeable future as the Azores High remains dominant and stable.