Issued: 0900hrs Sunday 13th July 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
A mixed week ahead with some cloud and outbreaks of rain, most in the north and west. becoming hot across southern England later in the week but this coinciding with thunderstorms. Becoming breezier with sunny spells, and fresher through the weekend.
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A shallow area of low pressure passes to the northwest of Ireland bringing fronts with cloud and outbreaks of rain over western and northern Ireland as well as western and central Scotland. Western and southern coasts of Wales as well as the far southwest of England may have some low cloud and drizzle at times. For other areas the day will be largely dry with broken cloud and sunny spells, although there could be some heavy showers in the southeast in the afternoon. Highs at 17 to 26C.
A slack pressure flow over the UK and Ireland on Thursday. It is going to become increasingly muggy and there will be some sunny spells. Sowers forming in the afternoon, most scattered in the north and west, but the chance of more torrential storms forming in southern England and Wales. Highs near 19 to 29C.
Friday is likely to be dominated by low pressure bringing cloud and some further thundery outbreaks of rain for much of England and Wales. An odd shower in Scotland and Ireland too with low pressure situated to the northwest of Ireland and a shallow area of low pressure crossing southeast England. Highs at 20 to 30C.
Low pressure is expected to be centred to the northwest of Ireland on Saturday. This pushes fronts eastwards and is likely to bring rain to the western areas. More eastern parts of England and the far south of England should be drier. Becoming breezy. Highs at 19 to 24C.
Low pressure to the west of Ireland, with a weak ridge building over southern England and Wales. There will be rain in northern Scotland with some showers on western coasts and hills. Drier to the east and south with the best sunshine here. Highs near 18 to 23C.
It may be a dry day in the east of the country with sunny spells, but more cloud and outbreaks of rain in the west. Highs at 16 to 23C.