Issued: 1000hrs Thursday 29th September 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Often dry next week in south & east
Low pressure affects Britain on Saturday, bringing a cool and wet day for many. This clears by Sunday to give a much brighter day. Early next week sees southerly winds return, and plenty of fine, warm weather. However, heavy rain affects the west.
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A ridge of high pressure builds across Britain & Ireland, bringing a fair day for many, with a good amount of sunshine. A few showers may affect East Anglia in the morning. Fronts approaching from the Atlantic bring rain to Ireland into the night. Mostly light winds, but breezy at first in the east, and freshening later in west. Starting chilly - a slight frost possible in rural northern areas. Highs 14 to 18C.
High pressure to the east maintains fair weather for England, Wales & eastern Scotland. Plenty of sunshine in the south & east. Thicker cloud in the west, and slow-moving fronts over Ireland and western Scotland bring a threat of persistent heavy rain. A brisk southerly breeze, strongest in the west. Generally mild or warm, highest temperatures in the south-east, 14 to 19C.
A continued southerly pattern. Fronts are likely to remain across the far west & north-west, edging slowly towards Irish Sea coasts of England & Wales, bringing intermittent rain. Some heavy rain for Ireland and Scotland. Meanwhile, central, southern & eastern Britain stay dry and quite warm. Best sunshine toward the east. Temperatures ranging from 14 to 17C west & north, to 18 to 21C south & east.
Low pressure is likely to pull away northwards. Fronts trailing back across Scotland and northern England may bring rain and gusty winds for a time. Southern regions most likely staying dry and warm. Highs 15 to 18C north, 19 to 22C south.
High pressure likely centred over Scandinavia promotes a warm southerly pattern across the British Isles. Fair weather for many. Low pressure over the Atlantic may bring wind and rain to the north-west. Generally warm, 15 to 21C.
Dry and warm weather may continue for many, although fronts toward the north-west threaten some rain in Scotland & Northern Ireland. Highs 14 to 19C.