UK Forecast - July 09, 2012
Sunshine & showers
Warm in east

Plenty of cloud around on Wednesday with low pressure over western Ireland in control of the weather. Periods of rain spreading eastwards through the country, most of it affecting western Scotland and Wales in the morning, before fading as it spreads east into the afternoon. Some of the showers in the east could become heavy and thundery. Brighter weather will be spreading back into the west with good spells of sunshine, but some showers over Ireland and southwest England too. Highs at 23C in parts of eastern England, a fresh 18C in the west.

Wednesday Night
Showers over much of central and northern England as well as much of Scotland tonight. Drier weather should spread to the Midlands and southern England, with mainly dry weather in wales throughout. A few showers in southwest England, but these will be well scattered. Drier across much of western Scotland and Ireland with good clear spells, but cloud and periods of rain affecting the far south. Lows at 8 to 14C.

An area of low pressure is expected to be off southwest England. This affects all parts of the country with a front pushing north into Scotland and east to eastern England. The front brings cloud and showery periods of rain with it, most persistent in southwest Scotland. Brighter weather for much of central and southern England, but an occluded front returns to the southwest bringing more rain here. A few showers developing in central England and Wales, some heavy for the afternoon. The best sunshine in East Anglia and southeast England. Highs at 16 to 22C.

The area of low pressure will be over Wales on Friday. This is going to be dominating the weather across the country. Low pressure brings unstable air, and this leads to heavy showers. The showers will be widespread and thundery with showers merging to longer periods of rain. Most notable rain will be across parts of Ireland, the north of England and much of Scotland (away from the west). Drier and brighter weather for the far southeast of England. Winds in Scotland, especially on eastern coasts. Highs at 16 to 20C.

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