Issued: 0930 Monday 13th August 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Turning more settled in south
A deep area of low pressure south west of England will be moving north spreads an area of heavy rain up from the south across all parts of the country on Wednesday. Strong gales are possible from southwest England through western Wales into the Irish sea. Towards the end of the forecast high pressure will dominate much of England and Wales with fronts then just bringing rain to Scotland and Northern Ireland. By the weekend it's looking quite hot across England and Wales.
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A windy day across the country especially in the west with the winds will be gusting to gale force. Looks like a morning of sunshine and showers across the country. In the afternoon East Anglia and the southeast of England looks dry. Elsewhere expect quite a few showers. In the evening rain sweeps up across all of England and Wales. Reaching Scotland and Northern Island overnight. Expect highs of 18 to 23C.
Perhaps East Anglia and the southeast will have a dry day. The rest of the country is looking cloudy and wet with spells of rain. The rain tends to fizzle out to the course of the evening and night. Expect maximum temperatures of 18 to 23C.
It becomes hot today. Confidence is low but models suggest an area of rain across Scotland, northwest England and Wales will persist through the day. The rest of England looks fair and dry with some sunshine. An area of heavy rain is forecast across Scotland and Northern Ireland tonight. Maximum temperatures of 20 to 28C.
Another hot day to come across England and Wales. Rain is forecast for Scotland, which looks heavy. Showers are expected across Northern Ireland, western Wales and southwest England, otherwise dry with sunny spells after morning low cloud and mist clears. Expect top temperatures of 20 to 29C.
Rain is expected across Scotland and Northern Ireland today. Most of England and Wales will be dry with sunny spells and cloud. Expect top temperatures of 18 to 25C.
With high pressure in the south, most of England and Wales will again be fine and dry with sunny spells, while front continues to bring rain to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Expect high temperatures of 17 to 24C.