Issued: 0900hrs Friday 8th June 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
The jet stream is set to drift further south in the week ahead. This takes more unsettled weather into Europe, but leaves the UK and Ireland in a colder northerly flow. Conditions are likely to be turning more showery throughout the country, most to the north and east.
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The flow turning to the north through Monday introducing much cooler air through all parts of the country. Cloud and some showery outbreaks of rain may affect eastern coasts of Scotland and England at anytime. A further area of cloud and showers affecting the far south of England where a trough extends from the west to the eastern Channel. Elsewhere though the day will be bright with some sunny spells, and just an isolated, slow moving shower developing. Highs at 18C in southern England, 10C in northern Scotland.
A cold day on Tuesday with low pressure to the east of the country. This is going to be bringing a bright day to many northern and western areas with sunny spells and just an odd shower. More eastern coasts will have a higher risk of showers. The far south of England could have more cloud and showers with these perhaps merging to longer spells of rain. Highs at 10 to 18C.
High pressure west of Ireland on Wednesday with low pressure to the east of England. A cool day ensues with a northerly wind. There will be sunny spells, although some showers affecting northern, western and eastern coasts, only a few making it inland. Highs at 11 to 19C.
A slack pressure flow through Thursday. Low pressure over Scandinavia may bring some showers over eastern Scotland, with a further area of low pressure of southwest England pushing some rain northwards here. For the rest of the UK and Ireland the day will be bright, but with some showers developing. Highs at 11 to 18C.
Low pressure may develop close to western Ireland on Friday. This could bring some strong winds here and will bring some wet weather in Ireland and possibly southwest England as well as western Wales. However, note confidence on the positioning of the rain is very low. More northern and eastern areas will be under higher pressure with some sunshine here. Highs at 12 to 18C.
Although confidence remains low it does seem possible that a deeper area of low pressure may be close to southern Ireland. This could bring strong winds and an area of heavy rain through Ireland and the southern half of the UK. Drier to the north. Highs at 11 to 19C.