Outlook for the rest of May

Thursday 23 May 2013, 18:00

Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

An unusually deep area of low pressure for late May will bring widespread North-easterly gales to much of our region in the next 24 hours.

 

Gusts of around 60mph are possible in coastal areas by the end of the night and into Friday morning; with gusts around 50mph elsewhere.

 

A Met Office yellow warning is in place.

 

Friday looks very inclement. Cold, windy and showery conditions will slowly improve as the area of low pressure moves away southwards.

 

The good news is that the weekend is looking much better.

 

A ridge of high pressure means that much of Saturday and Sunday will be dry with sunny spells.

 

With much lighter winds, it will feel warmer too, with temperature recovering to near normal levels for this time of the year.

 

And although next week will be unsettled and dominated by low pressure, if timings of the next rain bearing weather front remain the same, then much of bank holiday Monday will be dry, too.

 

In what’s been the coldest spring since 1979, a fine spring bank holiday weekend will be welcome news to the struggling tourist industry.

 

Don’t forget this weekend’s weather show on BBC local radio across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, featuring amongst other things the long hot summer of 1976, and the severe winter of 1963.

 

And the following weekend, I cover the issue of climate change.

 

Follow me on twitter @Hudsonweather

 

 

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    Comment number 1.

    "The good news is that the weekend is looking much better."

    Sure do hope so, only rhubarb showing any sign of growth!

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    Comment number 2.

    From a previous thread:-

    27.QuaesoVeritas
    10th May 2013 - 12:11

    "I have sent an e-mail as well, so we will see if we get similar replies!"

    Hi QV, did you get an answer? I have heard nothing yet, however I note that the March 2013 HadCRUT4 numbers appear to have been revised/changed/adjusted again? I assume to take into account of the changes that have been made in CRUTEM4?

    Jan 2013 now +0.450c up from 0.378C, haven't seen any notation regarding the change nor have I had chance to check for any other "anomalies", IIRC you had concerns over certain other month's data, might get chance to look later.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut4/data/current/time_series/HadCRUT.4.2.0.0.monthly_ns_avg.txt

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    Comment number 3.

    #2.greensand

    "Hi QV, did you get an answer? I have heard nothing yet, however I note that the March 2013 HadCRUT4 numbers appear to have been revised/changed/adjusted again? I assume to take into account of the changes that have been made in CRUTEM4?"

    Thanks for pointing this out.

    No I haven't had a reply and I hadn't noticed that the HadCRUT4 figures had changed.as I hadn't looked at the data since they were showing no signs of being updated.

    Have there been changes in Crutem4 since last month?

    It will be interesting to see if we get replies and what the explanation is for the changes.
    I suspect that they will find some explanation other than a simple error, as it is not in the nature of the MO to admit errors.

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    Comment number 4.

    The MO have once again announced some figures, in this case the temperatures for Spring, before all of the data for that period are in.
    It perplexes me why they do this, rather than wait for all of the data.
    It suggests that they are playing to the media, rather than adopting an entirely scientific approach.
    When I asked why they did this, the reason given was to "avoid confusion", which is precisely the opposite of what they are doing.
    They have been caught out before by doing this, although in this case it seems unlikely.

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    Comment number 5.

    #2.greensand

    "Jan 2013 now +0.450c up from 0.378C, haven't seen any notation regarding the change nor have I had chance to check for any other "anomalies", IIRC you had concerns over certain other month's data, might get chance to look later."

    As far as the global figures are concerned, there appear to have been only minor changes to one or two figures in the March data, i.e. +/- 0.001c

 

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