Issued: 0900hrs Thursday 13th March 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
High pressure is expected to be in control of the weather through the coming week. This is going to be bringing plenty of dry weather to much of the country with good spells of sunshine. Fronts will be passing through Scotland giving some rain here. Towards the end of the week there are indications of moe unsettled weather develops, and of things becoming cooler.
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Pressure stays high to the south of Ireland on Sunday. A mainly west to northest flow brings lots of dry weather for most areas. There will be sunny spells, with the best in central and southern areas of England and eastern Scotland. Always more cloud on western coasts and hills, especially around northern and western Scotland. Highs at 17C in southern England, 11C in northern Scotland.
High pressure remains across the south of the country through Monday. This is going to bring plenty of dry weather, but some morning fog patches too. Cloud and some drizzle may affect northern and western Scotland. Most areas then becoming fine and dry through the day with sunny spells. Highs at 8 to 14C.
Pressure stays high into Tuesday, although there is the possibility of some showers affecting Scotland. Overall the day should be dry with sunny spells. Highs around 9 to 14C.
Little change through Wednesday with pressure staying high across the southern half of the UK. It should be fair here with sunny spells. Breezier in Scotland with some cloud and rain in the north and west. Tops of 9 to 14C.
Pressure stays high to the south of Thursday. This is going to be bringing more settled and dry weather in the southern parts of the UK. Fronts through Scotland will give breezier weather and some rain here. Highs around 10 to 15C.
Low pressure east of the country on Friday. There are indications that it will be windy and a mix opf sunshine and showers are expected. The showers could merge into longer spells of rain at times. Highs at a cooler 5 to 12C.