Issued: 0943 Wednesday 21st April 2010
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Low rainfall amounts
Overall we keep a ridge of high pressure across Britain for much of the upcoming week though a couple of fronts will affect the country at times. High pressure redevelops to the south east and as the winds come around from the south, temperatures are set to rise to well above normal next week with a few summery days to come. Late in the forecast period we may see a more general breakdown but confidence is rather low at this stage.
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For Scotland some e rain to come during the day. For England and Wales a cloudy start with a few showers, then sunnier by the afternoon with a few showers in the east. Highs of 12 to 20C.
Outbreaks of rain across Scotland spill into Northern Ireland and northern England in the afternoon. To the south it stays dry and will be warmer. Highs of 14 to 21C.
This looks like a generally cloudy, breezy day and damp too with outbreaks of rain likely for northern Scotland. For the rest of Britain it's a very warm, dry day with lots of sunshine. Highs of 17 to 24C but fresher around coasts.
With high pressure in charge, most parts of the United Kingdom will enjoy a summery day with any low cloud breaking to sunny skies. Highs at 17 to 23C.
For England and Wales it should remain fine, dry and warm. Rain is forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland and this spills south tonight. Highs of 15 to 23C.