Issued: 0800hrs Saturday 15th September 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
More southern parts of the country remain on the dry side until later in the forecast period when low pressure may bring windier weather and some rain. Cloudier to the north and west with rain here at times and turning windy next weekend.
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A northwesterly flow across the country through Tuesday. This brings a bright day with sunny spells. There will be some showers around western northern and eastern coasts. However, for areas away from the coasts and sheltered from the northwest wind it will be dry with lots of sunshine, the best of it to the south. Highs around a cool 11 to 19C.
A weak ridge of high pressure building through the country on Wednesday. This is going to bring good spells of sunshine to many parts of the country. It should be dry overall, although scattered showers affecting northern and western coasts and hills. Increasing cloud in western Ireland later as a front approaches. Highs at 10 to 18C.
A more slack pressure flow through Thursday. There is the risk of a trough crossing Ireland and Scotland, this bringing a risk of some showers. Further south the day there will be some sunny spells, the best in the east. A threat of some showers affecting the west. Highs at 10 to 19C.
Confidence is low in the forecast detail on Friday. There are likely to be showers through the day, some of them heavy at times. Most of the showers will be affecting more northern and western parts. Highs at 12 to 20C.
Hints of an area of low pressure moving into Ireland through Saturday. This may well bring a windier day with periods of rain, some of it heavy. It may be that the rain remains to the west with more eastern areas tending to be drier and possibly warmer. Highs at 11 to 21C.
The area of low pressure may drift into the UK through Sunday. This could lead tom wet and windy conditions, especially in the north and west. Highs around 11 to 19C.