The Met Office has predicted a warm and sunny weekend for Somerset before the ‘stormy’ downpours arrive on Monday May 23. Tomorrow (May 21) will see sunny spells before heavy rain showers come in from the west.
After a wet week for much of the county, many will be happy to hear that we can expect a clear night with “isolated showers”. Of course, as the clouds part, the mercury will drop and it could get chilly in rural areas.
The minimum overnight temperature will be 4°C and this is expected to spike over the course of tomorrow (Saturday May 21). It will be “mostly dry” in Somerset, with some sunny spells expected, bringing the maximum temperature to a very pleasant 18C.
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On Sunday, parts of the county can even expect the mercury to hit 19C, making it a very summery weekend. However, all this good weather has a price and, unfortunately, on Monday the rain will return.
Many towns around Somerset are showing rain clouds on their forecast for Monday and Tuesday (May 24), when – according to the Met Office – the whole of the South West can batten down the hatches as the thunder plumps are on their way.
Hour by hour forecast
Tomorrow (Saturday May 21) will be cloudy but warm in Bath, with temperatures reaching 17°C around 3 p.m. and until 5 p.m. Sunday is also expected to be cloudy, but the mercury will hit a whopping 19C in the afternoon.
Bath will be cloudy this weekend, but with mild temperatures of up to 19C (Image: Met Office)
Tomorrow (Saturday 21 May) will be cloudy but warm in Taunton, with temperatures peaking at 16C around 12pm and lingering well into the evening. Sunday should also be cloudy, but the mercury will reach 17°C in the afternoon.
Tomorrow in Taunton will be cloudy with highs of 16C (Image: Met Office)
Tomorrow (Saturday May 21) will be cloudy but warm in Yeovil, with temperatures hovering around 17°C in the late afternoon. Sunday is also expected to be cloudy, but the mercury will rise to 19C in the afternoon and – unlike the west and northeast of the county – Yeovil can expect glorious sunshine on Sunday evening.
Yeovil can expect a warm but cloudy Saturday and a sunny Sunday (Image: Met Office) Five-day forecast for the South West
Today (May 20)
A generally cloudy start to the day with the possibility of showers in places. The sky is slowly clearing throughout the morning, but scattered showers break out with a few heavy ones in the afternoon. Feeling cooler than lately. Maximum temperature 17°C.
Showers becoming increasingly isolated this evening, with some late sunshine for many. Largely dry night with cloudy periods punctuated by clear periods. Becoming quite cold locally in the countryside. Minimum temperature 4°C.
Saturday (May 21)
Rather dry on Saturday and despite an often cloudy sky, some sunny spells or thinnings are likely. A slim chance to take a light shower and feel good in any sun. Maximum temperature 18°C.
Outlook from Sunday (22 May) to Tuesday (24 May)
Scattered showers and warm sunny spells on Sunday. The showers are widespread on Monday and Tuesday, some of them heavy and locally stormy. Fairly windy at times and becoming cooler.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-20 11:45:14