Issued: 0900hrs Sunday 5th August 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
After a showery start to the week conditions are set to improve. High pressure will be building and this is going to be bringing much warmer weather and lots of sunshine in the middle part of the week. Turning cooler and more showery once again by the weekend.
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High pressure will have built through the country on Wednesday. This is going to be bringing plenty of dry weather with good spells of sunshine. There willbe some showers in central and eastern Scotland where a trough will be moving south. A weak occluded front affecting southern England where there will be cloud and outbreaks of rain. Highs at a very warm 26C in central England, nearer 16C in northern Scotland.
High pressure is over the whole of the country on Thursday. There may be some mist or fog patches early in the morning in more rural areas, but these will be clearing quickly. he day should then be fine with lots of warm sunshine. An outside chance of a shower on hills of southern England and Wales. Highs near 28C in central and southern England, 17C in northern Scotland.
High pressure is centred through the country again on Friday. This brings more fine weaher with lots of warm sunshine. Sea breezes forming in the east later, with a brisk southeast wind developing in more western areas. Highs at 19 to 27C.
An area of low pressure will be to the west of Ireland on Saturday. Fronts will be edging eastwards bringing cloud and some outbreaks of showery rain over Ireland, Wales and southwest England. More eastern and northern areas should be dry with hazy spells of sunshine. Highs at 17 to 26C.
The area of low pressure is northwest of Ireland on Sunday. Cloud and outbreaks of rain over Scotland and eastern parts of England. Cooler and showery conditions will be spreading from the west bringing sunny spells and showers, most on western coasts. Highs at 14 to 23C.
A day of sunny spells and showers, most of these in northern and western parts of the country. More eastern and southern parts of the country will be drier with sunny spells. Highs at 14 to 22C.