Weather Outlook Here and Abroad


Our sunny bank holiday weekend seemed to be a little glimmer of what was to come, although on Tuesday it was back to the British weather that we can only expect lots of rain! Unfortunately the rest of the week seemed to follow a similar fashion which doesn’t look promising for the summer which is imminently approaching with only a spattering of sunshine.

Most of the country will remain dry today although temperatures won’t reach high enough for the air conditioning units to be switched on. The outlook for the next month is not a positive one although this could change.

It is predicted that June will start quite settled with dry weather along with some sunshine but there will be mostly cloud. In the northwest of the country there is likely to be some light rainfall. Although it will be feeling warm this will not be in line with the usual temperatures that are seen at this time of the year. This settled weather won’t be here for long though as later on next week it is predicted that there will be cooler more unsettled conditions.

Having said this a little rain is nothing compared with what they are facing in America. It is predicted that nearly half of the nation are now under threat of tornadoes. Unfortunately Oklahoma looks to be in the forefront again after last week when 24 people were killed.

It is believed that as a result of urban sprawl the tornadoes will become more and more deadly. This is when there are tens of millions of people concentrated in the suburbs of what are actually tornado prone zones.

The last areas to be hit by the storms were Kansas and Michigan and although the damage was huge it was nowhere near what was caused by the Tornado that did hit Oklahoma. It is predicted that the damage these storms will cause is only going to get greater over the next few years as a result of the fast growth in the towns. The reality is if these storms had hit 10 years ago there just wouldn’t have been enough around to injure and even kill as well as causing $2 billion in damage.