Spring has Sprung!

Summer Time

We are happy to announce that we have had our air conditioning on for the last two days and we are hoping that this is a sign of better weather to come!

Spring finally sprung in April and we were all very happy to see for the warmer change, however, May is still set to be milder than usual although will generally by dry. So far this week we have had a little taste of what we hope is to come in the summer but unfortunately according to forecasters towards the end of the week it will become much cooler and even the chance of rain.

Sally Webb is a forecaster at the MeteoGroup and she has said, “There will be highs of 19C or 20C in East Anglia today and locally it could go even higher than that, coming close to the being of the hottest day of the year so far.

“But it will be cloudy across most modern areas and Scotland, with outbreaks of rain. The south-east will be drier with some sunny spells.”

With April ending much cooler than we had hoped that means May can only start in the same way. There is north to northwesterly airstream threatening during the beginning of May and showers are expected to move southeastwards covering most of the UK. Those who are most likely to be hit with rainfall though are those in the north and west. These showers could potentially even turn into storms with heavy rainfall and even thunder is a possibility. Some of the higher ground in Scotland and Northern Ireland could even experience some snow fall and hail.

Those who suffer from hay fever will be happy to know that experts have announced the hay fever season will be shorter this year as a result of the prolonged cold weather. This means that the silver birch and grass pollen has been delayed and therefore shortened.

Beverly Adams-Groom is a pollen forecaster and has said, “The most important tree pollen type is silver birch which triggers hay fever in approximately 25% of sufferers.
The cold weather of the last few months will delay the release of birch pollen which, in an average year, starts to be emitted from around the beginning of April in the south of the country. This year it could be at least two weeks later.”

This does not sound promising for the rest of the summer so we hope you are heading to warmer climes at some point this summer!