Issued: 1000hrs Thursday 29th June 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool north & west; warmer south-east
A westerly pattern this weekend brings fresh conditions and a little rain, mainly in the north-west. Pressure builds early in the week, bringing a few dry days in the south & east, but further fronts are likely to move off the Atlantic to give rain to the west & north. Generally changeable toward the end of the week.
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A weakening cold front clears south-eastwards across England & Wales early in the day. A little patchy rain should fade, leaving a bright day for many, with occasional sunshine, best toward the east. The north-west will see showers, these most frequent for western Scotland, perhaps Northern Ireland. A westerly breeze, strongest in the north where feeling rather cool. Highs 14 to 17C north & west; 18 to 21C south & east.
A westerly breeze continues, with showers likely across the north & north-west, although these may become well scattered as pressure builds briefly from the west. Largely dry for much of England & Wales, with sunny spells, best in the east. A warm front may encroach into Ireland later, thickening cloud and bringing outbreaks of rain or drizzle. Highs 15 to 18C north, 20 to 22C south, locally warmer south-east.
A ridge of high pressure is likely to influence the south & east of Britain, bringing a fair day to many places. Low pressure over the Atlantic pushes a front northwards across Ireland and into north-western Britain, where skies will be largely cloudy, and outbreaks of rain or drizzle are expected. Dull in the south-west. Quite humid overall. Highs 16 to 23C, warmest south-east.
Low pressure to the north-west and high pressure to the east by midweek. Fronts bring rain to western Scotland and Ireland, and patchy rain or drizzle may extend to Wales and western areas of England. However, areas toward the east & south of England should escape mainly dry with some sun. Highs 16 to 22C, cooler in rain.
Pressure is likely to fall across the country later in the week. Areas of showery rain, perhaps merging into longer periods of rain for some, although detail very uncertain. Blustery winds, especially near coasts in west. Highs 14 to 20C, locally warmer south-east.
Confidence of detail is low later in the week, but a rather mixed pattern is likely. Some places may escape dry, but expect areas of rain or showers, and the unsettled theme may continue into the weekend. Warm in any sun. Highs 15 to 24C.