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UK Forecast - May 17, 2012
Fine for most
Cloudy west later

Rather a cloudy and damp day across Northern ireland, northern England and Scotland. There will be periods of rain here, most of them in the west. A few showers over northern England and the Midlands, although more southern parts of England will be dry with sunny spells. The afternoon sees a risk of rain becoming moe persistent across northern England with some spots through central and southern areas. Highs around 8 or 9C in Scotland, 14C in southern England.

Thursday Night
Plenty of cloud around the whole of the country through tonight. Outbreaks of rain could occur just about anywhere, but these are likely to be more persistent across Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as the far south of England. The high ground of Wales could have a few moderate bursts of rain too. The most likely areas to see drier weather are the Midlands and East Anglia. Lows at 3 to 6C.

An area of low pressure is going to be centred over southern England on Friday. This is going to be bringing plenty of cloud and outbreaks of rain through much of central and southern England and Wales. Drier conditions for northern England and eastern Ireland, although a further area of rain, associated with an occluded fron affects Scotland and Northern Ireland. The far north of Scotland should be dry. Highs at 14C in southern England, 5C in northern Scotland.

The area of low pressure is off the west coast of Cornwall on Saturday. An occluded front extends northeast from the low bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain across parts of west wales and northern England. A warm day through southern England with showers, some of them heavy, but some sunny spells too. Showers affecting central Scotland, but the far north should be staying dry. Highs at 19C in southern England, 8C in northern Scotland.

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