Issued: 0900hrs Friday 29th June 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
An unsettled week ahead with another area of low pressure moving in. The low will bring spells of rain and showers, these heavy and thundery at times. There are hints that by the end of the week pressure should be rising and so a hint of some more settled weather on the way.
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Low pressure is west of Ireland on Monday. Fronts will be pushing eastwards taking cloud and rain with them. Most of the rain falling in Wales, western England and western Scotland as well as Ireland. Drier in the east at first, but the rain arriving in all but the far southeast by evening. Showers becoming more scattered over Ireland and western Scotland. Highs at 12 to 17C.
Low pressure drifts closer to the west of Ireland on Tuesday. An area of cloud and rain spreading north through western parts of England and Wales, these heavy at times. Rain through Ireland as well as southern Scotland. More eastern parts of England will be cloudy with some spots of rain but much dry weather here too. Highs at 15 to 20C.
Low pressure is in control of the weather through Wednesday. The low will be over Ireland with a front bringing some rain through northern and eastern parts of England. Showers affecting northern Scotland, with heavier showers moving through Wales and western England as well as Ireland. Highs at 14 to 22C.
Low pressure drifts southwards to be close or just to the south of the country on Thursday. This takes an area of unstable air with it which means that showers can readily develop. The showers could become heavy and thundery. Highs near 14 to 23C.
Low pressure will be to the south of the country on Friday, slowly drifting east. This is going to be bringing heavy showers over many areas, although more western parts of Scotland, Ireland and Wales should be turning drier. There will be sunny spells for most, the best in the west. Highs at 17 to 22C.
Low pressure stays close by through Saturday. It brings another day of sunshine and showers. The showers could be heavy at times with a risk of some thunderstorms forming. Highs at 15 to 23C.