Issued: 0900 Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Showers and rain in the north and west, drier to the east and south
Mostly dry conditions across much of England and Wales in the coming days. There will be some cloud and rain in Ireland and western Scotland. Into next week conditions become breezier with showers mostly afecting northern and western Scotland and Ireland. Tending to become drier in the far south later in the new week.
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A ridge of high pressure across southern areas on Saturday. A small area of low pressure may give some cloud and rain in Scotland with a few showers in northern England. Drier to the south with good spells of sunshine throughout the day. Highs at 25C in southeast England, 16 to 19C in northern and western areas.
Low pressure northwest of Scotland and high pressure to the south on Sunday. Mist parts of the country are expected to be dry with sunny spells, although an odd shower may affect northern England. More persistent rain in western Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 17 to 23C.
Low pressure may deepen to the north of Scotland on Monday. This brings a breezy day with some cloud and outbreaks of drizzle or rain affecting western and northern areas. The east and south are likely to be drier overall. Highs at 15C in northern Scotland but 24C in the sunshine in southern England.
Low pressure to the north of Scotland on Tuesday. This is likely to be bringing showers or longer outbreaks of rain through Scotland, Ireland and possibly into northern England. Few showers to the south and east and perhaps dry overall here. Breezy with highs at 15 to 18C for most but 23C in southeast England.
Low pressure remains in control through Wednesday. This brings another showery day to many. Most of the showers will be to the north and west with fewer in the east and south. Highs at 13 to 20C.
Some early hints of pressure building across southern areas of the UK and Ireland on Thursday although low pressure stays to the north. Probably dry with sunny spells in southern areas but some outbreaks of rain to the north. Highs at 15 to 23C.