Issued: 0900hrs Tuesday 26th June 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
The weather is going to be remainging mixed in the coming week, although it will not be as wet as it has been recently. There will be rain for some though, mainly in the north and west, but more southern and eastern areas tending to be drier. Temperatures should be warming up in the south, although not becoming hot.
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The area of low pressure is expected to the west of Scotland on Friday. Fronts will be passing eastwards taking areas of cloud, rain and showers with them. The heaviest of the showers over Scotland and northwest England. Less rain to the east and south with sunny spells here. A windy day for all. Highs at 15 to 22C.
Low pressure is exopected to be off northern Scotland on Saturday. This is going to be bringing a breezy day for all parts of the country. More persistent periods of rain affecting northwest Scotland. Showers for western coasts and hills with only scattered showers elsewhere. Most southern parts of England shuld be dry with sunny spells. Highs at 21C in southeast England, 14C in northern Scotland.
Low pressure to the north of the UK on Sunday brings a showery day across many northern and western parts of the UK and Ireland. The showers could be heavy at times here. Drier through more eastern and southern areas with sunny spells here and only a few showers after any overnight rain has cleared. Highs at 24C in southeast England, 14C in western Scotland.
Low confidence in the forecast for Monday as a slack pressure flow affects the country. It is likely that low pressure is to the north with higher pressure to the south. There will be some showers around northwest and western coasts, but more eastern and southern areas should be staying dry with broken cloud and some sunny spells. Highs at 14 to 24C.
It seems likely that a ridge of high pressure will build through the UK on Tuesday. This brings a dry day with sunny spells. Low pressure deepens to he west of Ireland, and as this pushes eastwards fronts will bring rain later. Highs at 14 to 23C.
Wednesday sees low pressure deepening to the west of Ireland. A ridge of high pressure over eastern areas brings sunny spells and dry weather for many others. Highs at 15 to 24C.