View Full Version : Weather School Musing...Chin Up for Easter Weekend!

30th March 2010, 03:28 PM

It is all to easy to panic when you are seeing charts like these (http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=en&MENU=0000000000&CONT=ukuk&MODELL=gfs&MODELLTYP=1&BASE=-&VAR=pslv&HH=60&PANEL=1&ZOOM=1&ARCHIV=0&WMO=) for the Easter weekend.

Yes, low pressure is close by, but the good news is that I donít think that this next feature is going to be a vigorous as the one which has been troubling us today, and will give snow problems tonight across northern parts of the country.

For most of us the weekend will be profit that, when it comes to weather, what you see is not necessarily always what you get! Take a look at this chart (http://expert.weatheronline.co.uk/daten/proficharts/en/2010/03/30/basis06/ukuk/pslv/10040412_2_3006.gif)

First impressions would be that low pressure is in the North Sea, the flow is a screaming northwesterly and that the weather conditions would be unsettled for all of the country.

Well, actually, it wonít be that bad. There will be showers, and the winds in the west may be a little fresh (F5) but for most of us the day is going to be one of sunshine and showers. Good visibility between the showers, moderate in them. Only eastern coasts may suffer with more continuous rain.

Southern parts of England and the English Channel should fare pretty well.

Of course, things could change, but I just didnít want your heads to dip just yet. Those brownie points may well come in useful yet!

Iíll try to get the weekend forecast out to you tomorrow so that you can make the most of your planning.

Best wishes,