Issued: 0900hrs Friday 24th June 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Wettest north-west, drier south-east
A changeable westerly pattern will influence the British Isles throughout the week ahead. Periods of rain spreading off the Atlantic, most frequent in the north & west, whilst the south & east will be drier overall.
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A weakening cold front passes across Britain early morning, leaving cloud and patchy rain in the south-east for a few hours. Brighter skies and sunny spells soon follow into the west & north. Many will stay largely dry all day, but expect passing light showers, particularly toward the north-west, most widespread by afternoon. A fresh westerly breeze, strongest in the north. Temperatures between 16 and 20C from north to south.
Precise detail is uncertain, but a changeable day is likely. A waving frontal system threatens to bring a swathe of persistent rain to central and southern parts of Britain, heaviest in western areas, moving eastwards through the day. Frequent showers are likely for north-west Scotland. The north-east and perhaps far south of Britain may escape mainly dry. South-westerly winds freshening. Highs 19 to 22C. Cooler where rain arrives.
An area of low pressure is expected to pass across northern Scotland. Frequent showers likely across the north & west of Britain, perhaps merging into near constant rain for several hours. Drier and brighter toward the south & east. Blustery winds for most places, strongest in the north. Temperatures ranging from 14 to 17C in the north & west, up to 19 to 21C in the south & east.
Staying changeable. A front passing south-east across the country may bring some organised rain for a time, followed by a mix of sunshine and showers. Brisk westerly winds. Feeling cool in the north, temperatures 14 to 17C, but reaching 19 to 21C in the south.
Mixed conditions continue. Expect showers, particularly northern areas, although these more scattered than previous days. Sunshine may break through more widely. Driest toward the south. A cool westerly breeze. Highs 16 to 20C, warmest south-east.
A westerly pattern is likely to persist. Occasional showers in the north & west. Drier and brighter in the south & east. Lighter winds, feeling slightly warmer. Highs 16 to 21C.