A few gardeners will be unhappy about the notorious June frosts appearing during 2015 but I suspect not severe enough to damage much but it will check growth.
Note too how the wind caps temperature rise.
Ground frosts provided they are brief rarely cause damage, air frost is a different matter. Scotland, N Ireland, Wales, England were all cold where the wind was able to fall calm. We are almost at the longest day of the year so nights are brief, dawn is plain at 4am BST minimising the time for cooling.
We have had a series of pleasant days but rather cool at night, continuing, although a change in the weather is expected. Tends to be lovely sunny after dawn, then clouds turn up. We get a summer? Hopefully soon.
I noticed the house thermostat was calling for heat last night, if it did (is switched off at night) would have been brief… looks a nice day but outside the wind says cool.
Katesbridge dipped to -1C last night, an air frost. Aonach Mo wasn’t far behind, with a wind, not calm but that’s Scotland and 3000ft up. Eskdalemuir came very close, 1000ft, Shap, Bala, and so on. Plenty of places were cold enough for a ground frost.
Just checked, roof of my car reads +1.7C, plenty of time yet, calm, so there will be frost there before dawn. Clear sky, moonless, it is slightly colder then.
High pressure, no wind. Confused Atlantic.
The Met Office are not forecasting a summer, oh right, this *is* normal for England, why we go nuts if the sun shines.
Forecast for All regions (shared forecast) day16to30, from 2015-06-23 16hrs (Tue) to 2015-07-07 16hrs (Tue)
UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Jun 2015 to Tuesday 7 Jul 2015:
A mixed picture is on the cards for late June and into early July but confidence is very low.
More settled conditions may hang on in the south at first, though there will be a trend that most places will probably be somewhat unsettled with showers or some longer spells of rain spreading in at times.
Interspersed with these will be drier conditions with some periods of sunshine.
The best of these drier brighter spells will be in the south where it will be warm at times again.
Temperatures elsewhere are likely to be on the cool side for the time of year and it may also be rather windy at times, particularly in the northwest.
Met Office forecast for period day6to15 issued at 2015-06-08T16:00:00
Forecast for All regions (shared forecast) day6to15, from 2015-06-13 16hrs (Sat) to 2015-06-22 16hrs (Mon)
UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Jun 2015 to Monday 22 Jun 2015:
Through Saturday areas of cloud are likely across the UK with a chance of some heavy and possibly thundery outbreaks of rain almost anywhere, except in the far northwest.
Many places will be rather cool although it could feel quite warm and humid in the south.
Things should become generally drier and brighter from the northwest later next weekend.
After a possibly more settled interlude early next week, during the second half of June, conditions are expected to be more unsettled and, at times, windy in the northwest with cloudier conditions bringing some rain at times and cooler temperatures.
Staying more settled generally in the south, though there will be a continued risk of more unsettled spells, but here the highest temperatures are also likely.
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