Welcome to this weeks Groundsman/Greenkeepers Weather Forecast , where we look at the week to come.
The Day begins to build up a ridge of high pressure from the south west as low pressure moves away to the east.
Monday should be a mostly dry day with bright spells but also quite a lot of cloud. There could still be a few light showers and these are most likely in the north and east but the majority of the country should stay dry. Temperatures will range from 12C to 20C.
A ridge of high pressure continues to keep the weather mostly fine for Tuesday. Most places will have another dry day but there will still be quite a bit of cloud so we’re looking at bright weather as opposed to wall to wall sunshine. Temperatures range from 12C to 20C.
From Wednesday onwards there is a lot of uncertainty in both the overall pattern and the forecast detail so confidence is unusually low at this point and going forwards.
Wednesday probably finds the ridge starting to weaken. A trough of low pressure brings a risk of showers or longer spells of rain to northern parts of the country and this wet weather could spread southwards during the afternoon. Temperatures 12C to 20C.
Thursday probably sees a trough of low pressure over or to the east of the country. We could have showers and some of them may be heavy at times although dry spells are likely too. A longer spell of rain is possible in the south and east. Temperatures look cool at 10C to 18C
Towards Friday and Saturday we may see high pressure building towards Scandinavia with low pressure starting to push underneath the block. This could lead to an increasingly unsettled spell of weather with periods of heavy rain across England and Wales especially. More especially for parts of England and Wales with perhaps drier conditions for Scotland and north east England. Temperatures probably cool overall.
Summary: Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain. Drier for a time on Monday and Tuesday. Generally cool.
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Weather Based Turf Tips
- If you have wickets under preparation, it sounds like this week you could get a shower or three.Get the cover and sheets ready, check the gutters on domes are clear of leafs etc.
- Look at your forecast and this maybe the perfect time, just prior to rain to get some fertiliser on and get it washed in.
- Keep in eye out for turf diseases, with any flush in growth and dampness we could possibly see some red thread about on hungrier turf surfaces.
- Have a good range of working clothes, sounds like it could be a up and down week temperature wise.