Yeak....Looks like we are in for an unsettled summer!
I’m pretty obsessed about the weather – mainly because soft drinks are hugely weather dependent! Long hot sunny days and everyone is likely to be out and about drinking cold drinks, cold rainy days are likely to find everyone tucked up indoors cradling a mug of tea. I don’t like to be a weather bore but…………
May has been a mixed bag – very rainy at the start of the month and then a sudden burst of warm days. Wouldn’t it be glorious if the rest of the summer continues to be equally warm and balmy? I’m sure the Queen and Seb Coe have put in orders for a fabulous hot summer. Will the weather gods be listening?
June looks like being a similar mixed bag to May. These are the thoughts of James Madden of Exactaweather
The start of the meteorological summer will bring a wide variation of unsettled weather types across the country. June will also be hampered by periods of cool and wet weather across many parts, with a noticeable reduction in temperatures for the time of the year in places. Some of these showers will also turn particularly heavy and thundery in places, with the potential for some further wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow in places (especially across higher ground in parts to the north – in what will be officially summer). The unsettled weather will also be accompanied by some very strong winds at times throughout June too.
Any periods of prolonged warmer and settled weather are relatively slim throughout June. However, one or two widespread warm are sunny periods are likely to develop, but I expect these to be very brief in nature. The best of any drier and brighter weather to be had throughout the month, will more than likely feature in Scotland and some parts of the north. Elsewhere, is likely to experience a generally unsettled and very wet theme throughout June as a whole.
Temperatures as a whole are also likely to be near or below-average for June. However, I expect the Central England Temperature to come in at below-average for June (the oldest recorded temperature dataset in the world – over 350 years old).
Eeekk! Looks like we are in for continued unsettled weather – the BBC weather forecasters are equally pessimistic, so let’s hope my production forecast is right! We could be in for unsettled weather through June!