Sussex Weather for Week Beginning 27 June 2011

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HOT ON MONDAY, THUNDERY SHOWERS OVERNIGHT AND THROUGH TUESDAY THEN DRY WITH SUNNY SPELLS.

MONDAY & TUESDAY:

After a warm and humid night (during which temperatures in many places remained above 20°C), today will be a hot and sunny day, with temperatures above 30°C in Sussex, with temperatures possibly peaking as high as 32°C mid-afternoon.

As we head overnight into Tuesday, cloud will increase and thunderstorms will head in from the South West.  Not everywhere in Sussex will get one, but, where you do expect a large amount of rain in a short space of time.

The thunderstorms hang about as we head into Tuesday, but there may also be some sunny spells, although it will generally be more overcast than the last few days. They mark the boundary between the hot, moist, and humid air we have been experiencing and cooler, fresher air behind, coming in from the Atlantic.  Temperatures on Tuesday less high, but still warm, around 23-25°C for most places.

WEDNESDAY to FRIDAY:

A similar theme Wednesday to Friday – dry, with good spells of sunshine and temperatures in the low 20’s.  Once the thundery showers have cleared away into Wednesday, the cloud should break to give some nice, sunny spells, with temperatures in Sussex around 19-21°C, it’s a similar story on Thursday and once again on Friday, although high pressure from the south will move in slightly into Friday, helping raise temperatures a couple of degrees to a rather pleasant 22-24°C across Sussex, although it may be slightly cloudier.

NEXT WEEKEND:

If you asked me to dip my toe into the water, I’d say, in the southeast, we have the best chance of seeing any dry weather, with Saturday looking warm and pleasant and, hopefully, at least most of Sunday too, but that’s a long way away yet, with some weather fronts already lining up in the Atlantic, although currently looking more likely to affect the North West of the UK, not the South East.

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