Summer 2013: Some short-lived spells of fine, dry, warm or very warm weather, but over all, not the best of Summers.
After a chiefly disappointing April and May, the likelihood of a further mixed pattern for the duration of June seems to be the most likeliest scenario. June looks set to be fairly typical of the summer's of late, as it will often be dominated by variability with a largely westerly drift. The wettest and freshest weather being to the north and west, whilst to the south and east, (particularly the far south and south east), the chance of at times more summer-like weather. Indeed, there may well be some pleasant spells of warm to very warm sunshine in these parts, but in general, any warmer phases of weather aren't likely to be sustained. June may well yield average to above average rainfall, with temperatures likely to come in on the average.
There is the distinct possibility that July will follow on from June as being a poor month with plenty of rain around and disappointing temperatures. To the north and west, generally unsettled once more, with cool and wet weather tending to dominate, with the south and east fairing somewhat better. That said, there is the possibility of fine weather building in during July that will spread widely to other parts for a time, and perhaps it is July where we'll see the best of this year's summer weather. When the sunshine does arrive, expect temperatures to climb nicely particularly across central, southern, and south eastern areas, with 30 plus Celsius possibly being achieved and surpassed. However, thunderstorms will probably bring any heat to an abrupt end. Over all, July will come in on the average to above average for rainfall, with temperatures in the average.
August could witness a general deterioration in conditions across much of the UK, with parts that were fairing better during previous months also succumbing to poorer weather. Depressions from the Atlantic will starve the UK of any fine weather and for the most part, an unsettled and fluid month looks likely. Again, especially to the south and east, there is the potential for some short-lived warmth, but any heat will most likely end with thunderstorm activity. During August we could well see temperatures in the mid to high 20's Celsius at times, but generally and for the most part, mid to late teen figures. A wetter than average August is expected, with temperatures on or around the average.
Sunday May 12th 2013