Issued: 0900 Wednesday 29th March 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Staying mixed into the weekend then drier next week
Mixed weather continues into the weekend. Western areas are likely to be cloudy with drizzle and rain at times. Alla reas feeling mild. Higher pressure is expected to build into next week bringing drier conditions with some good spells of sunshine and feeling mild too.
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A trough of low pressure passes eastwards through the UK and Ireland on Saturday. This will be taking showers with it, some of them heavy. The heaviest of the showers across northern England and Scotland. Sunny spells between the showers, with western parts of Wales, western Scotland and Ireland tending to become drier through the afternoon and evening as a ridge of high pressure builds here. Highs at 12 to 16C.
Low pressure to the east on Sunday with a ridge of high pressure building from the west. There is the risk of an odd shower in more eastern areas, but generally it is looking fair with sunny spells for most. Highs at 12 to 18C.
A ridge of high pressure remains in more southern and eastern areas of the country. Fronts affecting Ireland and Scotland bringing rain here. Tending to be dry in much of England and Wales as well as eastern Scotland with some good spells of sunshine. Highs at 14 to 18C.
Pressure stays high on Tuesday bringing fair weather with dry conditions and sunny spells for many. There is a risk of some showers in East Anglia, southeastern and southern England with a chilly breeze here. Highs near 12 to 16C.
High pressure dominates across the country on Wednesday. It is going to be dry with spells of sunshine throughout. A chilly breeze may affect southern areas of England. Highs at 10 to 15C.
Pressure stays high on Tuesday. More dry weather with some decent spells of sunshine, although cooler in the east and south. Highs at 11 to 16C.