A mainly cloudy and mild Monday is on tap for the Early May bank holiday across England and Wales to kick off the upcoming week.
An area of low pressure situated several hundred miles to the northwest of Ireland on Monday will bring a seasonably mild southerly flow to much of the United Kingdom allowing temperatures to climb a couple to a few degrees Celsius above average.
Bristol, U.K. and Manchester, U.K. will see temperatures rise into the middle teens (around 60°F) while London will make a run at the upper teens (mid-60s °F).
With the flow coming up off of the English Channel, communities such as Plymouth and Portsmouth will remain a couple of degrees cooler-than-inland locations thanks to the chillier water temperatures in the Channel.
A cold front will pivot across Ireland and northwestern Scotland on Monday bringing a good amount of clouds to England Wales along the the risk of an afternoon shower or two over coastal areas along the Irish Sea and the St. George's Channel.
The Houses of Parliament are silhouetted against the cloudy sky as a Union flag is seen at a souvenir shop in London, Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
More frequent showery spells along with a fresh to near-gale breezes will impact Ireland and far northwestern Scotland Monday making it difficult for some outdoor activities.
As the cold front moves through the U.K. Monday night, isolated showery spells will cross the country but widespread long rainy spells are not expected.
Unsettled weather will persist for the day after Early May bank holiday into the middle of the week as low pressure drifts closer to Scotland.
Following a blustery and chilly weekend, temperatures will once again take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of the week.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
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27" of snow.
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