Issued: 0900hrs Monday 2nd March 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
It's an improving week ahead. High pressure is going to be building and this is going to be lifting temperatures as well as bringing plenty of dry weather. However, it won't be dry all the way as there will be a few spots of rain at times thanks to weak fronts which will become trapped in the flow. Becoming warm for many.
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An area of high pressure is going to be to the south of the UK on Thursday. There will be fronts to the west of Scotland and Ireland, and these will be bringing rain here. Fairly windy in Scotland and Northern Ireland too. Plenty of cloud in England and Wales with some drizzle on western and southern coasts. However, the cloud should be breaking in places in the afternoon with eastern and southern areas most favoured for this. Highs at 12C where the sun comes through, nearer 9 or 10C for most.
Rather a cloudy start to Friday for all, despite pressure being relatively high, and the high being situated to the south of the UK. A weak front through Ireland, Wales and central England produces some morning drizzle, but a tendency for this to fade and for the cloud to be breaking up with sunny spells coming through. Drizzle to in Ireland and western Scotland as well as western coasts of England. The best sunshine always to the east. Highs near 14C in the sunshine, 9C to 11C. elsewhere.
A mild southwest flow affects the whole of the UK and Ireland on Saturday. High pressure again in the south, with fronts bringing some cloud and rain to the west of Scotland and parts of Ireland. Bits of drizzle here. Western coasts of Wales and England may again be troubled by some early drizzle, but overall it should be dry with some good spells of sunshine developing for most. Highs at 15 or even 16C in the sunshine, 12C on the cloudier west coasts.
Pressure remains high to the south of the country on Sunday. A front lies through Northern Ireland and into Scotland bringing rain here. Dry over the rest of the UK with sunny spells and feeling warm again too, although there will be some morning mist patches. Highs at 8 to 10C in the northern UK, 12 to 15C in sunshine to the south.
Pressure stays high through the UK and Ireland on Monday. There could be cloud and rain in northern and western Scotland as well as western Ireland. Much of the rest of the country should be dry with some sunny spells. Highs at 7 to 9C in the northern half of the UK, 12 to 16C in the south.
Pressure is expected to be remaining high through Tuesday, This brings a slack pressure flow to most. Bits and pieces of rain in Scotland and Ireland thanks to a weak front, but overall it will be dry with sunny spells. Highs at 9 to 14C.