Issued: 0900hrs Monday 23rd April 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
The weather looks set to be staying unsettled across the whole of the country through the coming week. low pressure is going to be bringing frequent showers or long spells of rain. Most of the rain focused through central, eastern and southern parts of the country. It is going to be feeling cool too.
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Low pressure remains over the country on Thursday. There will be rain across southwest England, west Wales and much of northwest England as well as Scotland. Heavy showers over northern Ireland, these thundery at times. Sunshine and thundery showers for central and eastern England too. Highs will be to between 10 and 12C.
Pressure remains low through the country on Friday. The morning should start bright and rather chilly. There will be some good spells of sunshine, but showers will be developing quickly. These will become heavy and widespread in the afternoon, although very few around western and southern coasts. Highs at 10 to 14C.
A slack pressure flow covers the country on Saturday. Fronts will be bringing cloud and rain to much of southern and eastern England, whilst more northern and western parts are brighter but with some showers. Highs will be around 11 to 15C.
A wet day across much of England, eastern Wales and southeast Scotland as low pressure crosses England. The rain could be heavy at times. For more western areas there will be showers and a few of these could be heavy. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Low pressure is going to be over England again through Monday. This will give another unsettled day with outbreaks of rain, some of it heavy at times. The rain probably turns more showery through the day with highs at 10 to 15C.
A day of sunshine and shower, some of them heavy and thundery. The showers probably fading quickly towards the evening. Highs at 11 to 15C.