Latest Portsmouth weather forecast for the week ahead

More rain is forecast to fall in Portsmouth this week as the recent unseasonal weather continues.

By The News
Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 9:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 9:58 am

High temperatures have been recorded over the last few weeks in Portsmouth – with more than 25C on some days recently.

The hot weather peaked last week as temperatures reached towards 30C, and sunseekers headed to the beaches in Portsmouth.

But over the last few days heavy rain showers and thunderstorms have been recorded in some places.

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Here is the latest day-by-day forecast for Portsmouth this week:

Tuesday June 30 – Heavy rain changing to overcast by early evening. Light rain is likely to continue until at least 4pm. Max temperature of 16C.

Wednesday July 1 – Cloudy start changing to sunny intervals by lunchtime. Max temperatures of 18C expected later in the afternoon.

Picture: Habibur Rahman

Thursday July 2 – Sunny intervals changing to light showers by late morning. Light showers likely to continue until late in the evening. Max temperature of 19C.

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Friday July 3 – Sunny intervals changing to cloudy by late morning. Max temperature of 18C.

Saturday July 4 – Looks like it will be a mixed day weather-wise as pubs reopen in the UK. Cloudy changing to light rain by late morning, but overcast in the afternoon. Max temperature of 18C.

People at Eastney beach. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Sunday July 5 – Overcast changing to sunny intervals by lunchtime. Sunny spells expected until late into the evening. Max temperature of 19C.

Monday July 6 – Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by lunchtime. Sunny spells and max temperatures of 20C possible in the afternoon.

In recent weeks the hot weather has led to crowds of people gathering on Southsea seafront and the Common.

UK weather forecast for next week

New funfair being set up at South Parade Pier in May. Picture: Habibur Rahman

A Met Office spokesperson said: ’Next weekend looks unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, heaviest and most frequent for some western areas.

‘Strong winds look set to accompany these wet conditions, again strongest in the west. Temperatures will vary around average for the time of year though the west will be mainly rather cool. There will, however, still be some drier and sunny interludes.

‘Changeable weather will probably continue in the second week of July although the rain may become more confined to the west and northwest with the best of any drier, brighter weather more likely across the south and east of the UK.

‘Into the following weekend there are signs that the weather may become drier, more settled and warmer again, particularly for southern and many central parts.’

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