He said: “The most remarkable aspect is just how much some of the May and Spring records for these climate statistics have been exceeded. However, the northwest of Scotland could still see some more unsettled conditions at times. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. UK, England and Wales also recorded their sunniest May on record (in a series from 1929). Scientist say the sun is expected to go into a dimmer, cooler cycle by 2050. Legal Statement. ", A family play in the shallows on the banks of the river Tyne, that has very low water levels, at Corbridge, England, June 1. This weekend will see a mixture of rain and sunshine throughout the UK.
placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails', Spring 2020 recorded 696 hours of sunshine, exceeding the previous record set of 594.3 hours, All UK countries have recorded their sunniest spring on record in series stretching back to 1929, It has been the eighth warmest spring on record for the UK, with both England and Wales having their fifth warmest spring on record. Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. 626 hours of bright sunshine were recorded in Spring 2020 for the UK and have exceeded the previous high (555 hours, set in 1948) by over 70 hours. McCarthy said that an extended area of high pressure centered over or close to the U.K. suppressed clouds and rainfall, allowing "plenty of sunshine to reach the surface. Records go back to 1929. All rights reserved. Overall, it has been the sunniest spring on record for the U.K. and the fifth driest, which came after the country had experienced its fifth wettest winter. Chaotic scenes at beaches on the Jurassic Coast in southern England, which saw three people seriously injured after jumping off cliffs into the sea, prompted a local leader to call for stricter travel rules. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! That month is not the best month to visit England (United Kingdom). Why the sun is getting dimmer and cooler. Following Wednesday’s hot temperatures, Thursday 21 May will see a mixture of rain, thunder and bright skies. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. The weather everywhere is just ok: in London, Southampton, Jersey, Manchester, Cambridge, Plymouth, Liverpool, Bath, Guernesey, Oxford, Newcastle and Stonehenge.The sun is not there all the time and you risk you to be soaked by rain frequently. All rights reserved. Vikki Slade, the leader of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, has written to lawmakers and Dorset Police after the weekend incidents, including at the limestone arch of Durdle Door. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. "There has been a band of similar weather conditions extending across central parts of Europe, whereas Iberia and parts of Scandinavia have experienced rather wetter conditions," he said. There is a risk of strong winds on Monday, but cloud and rain should clear to give some drier, brighter weather in the afternoon. Friday (22 May) will see heavy rain in the north, which will sweep east. Warm weather at the end of May offset cooler conditions earlier in the month, the month was warmer than average but not exceptionally so. Temperatures reached as high as 28.2C in Santon Downham, Suffolk. “The principal reason for the dry and sunny weather is the extended period of high pressure which has been centred over or close to the UK. Over the weekend, beaches and parks were packed with many people clearly not observing social distancing guidelines to stay six feet apart. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper.
We can all do our part to use water wisely and manage this precious resource, simple steps such as fitting a trigger to your hose or using a bucket to wash the car or water plants can make a difference.”, Water UK Chief Executive Christine McGourty added: “These are exceptional times and the record-breaking dry weather is a powerful reminder of what a precious, natural resource our water is. “The sunshine figures for spring would even be extremely unusual for summer and only three summers would beat Spring 2020 for sunshine hours. We can look forward to bright skies and warm conditions for the rest of the week, but there is the chance of light rain and more unsettled weather this weekend. The figure for England is even higher. It will be warm in the far south and east. Latest weather conditions and forecasts for the UK and the world. Saturday (23 May) will be sunny with scattered showers in some areas, accompanied by a peak temperature of 18C in some parts. Forecasters said that May 2020 was also the driest May in England on record, and the second driest in Wales, in a rainfall series that goes even further back, to 1862. "Spring 2020 is also the sunniest on record for the UK, exceeding the sunshine amount for most summer seasons," the agency tweeted. However, at this time most water companies across the country have appropriate water reserves for this time of year. Exceeding the UK sunshine record is one thing, but exceeding by over 70 hours is truly exceptional. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. Bank Holiday Monday (25 May) will see bright sunshine throughout most of the day in some areas, with highs of 21C. “Showers or thunderstorms possible over parts of eastern and southeastern England whilst early rain over northern and western UK clears to brighter weather,” says the Met Office. There has been a band of similar weather conditions extending across central parts of Europe, whereas Iberia and parts of Scandinavia have experienced rather wetter conditions.”.
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