Issued: 0900hrs Friday 29th May 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cloud and rain may linger in far north-west
A gradual improvement across Britain and Ireland during the first week of June. Low pressure brings periods of heavy rain and strong winds early in the week, then conditions are expected to improve for many, becoming warmer as pressure builds from the south.
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Low pressure centred to the west and north-west of the British Isles is expected to bring an unsettled day. Periods of rain and heavy showers, accompanied by strong and gusty winds, locally reaching gale force near exposed coasts and hills. Heaviest and most frequent rain likely to affect Ireland and western Britain. Drier and brighter in the east, but rain may become more widespread later. Highs 11 to 16C.
Low pressure moves eastwards across Britain, giving another unsettled day. Bursts of heavy rain, locally persistent for a few hours, accompanied by blustery winds. Improving through the day from the west as pressure builds. Temperatures between 13 and 17C, feeling cool in northern and western areas.
Becoming slowly warmer for most as high pressure builds from the south. Low pressure to the north, and weak fronts may produce outbreaks of rain in the north & west of Scotland and Ireland, along with a fresh south-westerly breeze. Sunnier skies in the south. Highs reaching 18 to 21C across England & Wales.
High pressure to the south brings dry and warm conditions across England and Wales. The far north-west may hang on to cloud and a little rain as weak fronts linger. Highs 15C in northern areas, but may rise toward 23C in sunshine in the south and east.
Indications continue to favour high pressure and warmer temperatures. Sunshine for many, but more cloud in the north and north-west. Highs climbing into the low 20s Celsius for England and Wales, perhaps nearing 25C in the south-east.
Likely to be warm for many. The breeze may move round to the east by the weekend, keeping eastern coasts cooler. Currently small risk of thundery rain across France encroaching northwards toward southern Britain. Highs 18 to 24C.