Issued: 0900hrs Sunday 27th May 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
High pressure is likely to be over western parts of the country bringing a more northerly flow. This is going to be reducing temperatures, although the weather is likely to be largely dry. eastern coasts most at rsk of some cloud and spots of rain at times into the holiday weekend.
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A slack pressure flow through the country on Wednesday with a shallow area of low pressure over southern Scotland. There will be cloud and outbreaks of rain affecting Scotland, most of this in the west. A few bright spells in northern and eastern England. Heavy showers, associated with a trough, will affect Ireland, Wales, the western Midlands and southwest England, these turning thundery at times. Highs at 11C in eastern Scotland, 22C in southern England.
The flow tending to turn more north to northeasterly through Thursday. A shallow area of low pressure drifts into the North Sea. This brings some cloud and outbreaks of light rain to the eastern half of Scotland and England. Further west it should be brighter with some sunny spells breaking through. Highs at 9 or 10C in eastern areas, but 19C in the southwest.
High pressure remains to the west of the country through Friday, lower pressure to the east. The north to northeast wind bringing some cloud with a chance of spots of rain or drizzle to eastern coasts. fair in the west and south with good spells of sunshine here. Highs at 10C on eastern coasts, 16C in southwest England.
Pressure is high generally over the UK and Ireland. The high will be centred to the west of the country, bringing plenty of dry but cool weather. The highest risk of cloud on eastern coasts, where it will be coolest too. Better to the west with sunny spells here. Highs at 10 to 20C.
There is likely to be an increased risk of some spots of rain affecting eastern coasts of England on Sunday. More western and southern areas will be brighter with the cloud more broken here. Highs at 8 to 19C.
High pressure is more dominant on Monday. This is going to be bringing a dry day with good spells of sunshine for all. Highs at 11 to 21C.