Issued: 0900hrs Wednesday 13th June 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
There are some signs of more settled weather arriving in the British Isles for a short period early next week. Before then conditions will be remainging unsettled with periods of rain and gale force winds, especially in the west.
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An area of low pressure across southern Scotland on Saturday. An occluded front will surround the low bringing cloud and periods of rain to Scotland as well as eastern half of Ireland. Further rain through Wales and parts of northern England, where there will be heavy showers too. More rain in the northern and central parts of Wales and the Midlands. Southern parts of England and Wales will have a mix of sunny spells and heavy showers as well as being windy with gale force gusts. Highs at 16C in southern England, 10C in northern Scotland.
Low pressure to the northeast of the UK through Sunday. Showers may merge to longer spells of rain in southern and southeast England, with an area of cloud and rain affecting southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Elsewhere there will be a mix of sunshine and showers, these heavy at times. Highs at a cool 11 to 14C.
A slack pressure flow is excpected to be dominated by low pressure through Monday. This brings heavy showers across Scotland, Ireland, Wales and western parts of England. Further east conditions are likely to be drier with some sunny spells, although there could be showers here too. Highs at 19C in southeast England, 12C in northern Scotland.
Hints of a change in the weather taking place over the south of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday as a ridge of high pressure builds in. This is going to be bringing some much needed sunshine and dry weather. Through Scotland and Northern ireland there will be showers and some of these could be heavy. Highs at 22C in southern England, 12C in northern Scotland.
The ridge of high pressure extends through most of the country on Wednesday. This brings dry conditions and some good spells of sunshine. Cloud and some rain affects the northwest of Scotland, but elsewhere it will be dry. Highs at 16 to 23C.
High pressure may hold on through Thursday bringing dry conditions to the south and east. However, more western and northern areas could see some showers and these may become heavy at times. Highs at 14 to 23C.