Issued: 0900 Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Drier for some this week but then more unsettled through the weekend and next week
After some drier weather for some central and eastern areas this week, conditions looks set to turn more widely unsettled this weekend. As the jetstream becomes stronger next week it is likely to be rather mixed to unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain at times. Probably turning windier too, although confidence in the detail of the forecasts is low at this time.
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High pressure may be to the east of the UK on Friday with low pressure to the west. There is a risk of some thundery outbreaks of rain in Ireland and this may affect southwest England too. Western Scotland could see a few showers, although most other parts of the UK should be dry with some sunny spells. A risk of thunderstorms in the far south of England ater. Highs at a muggy 25C in southeast England but more generally 19 to 23C.
Low pressure brings a showery day on Saturday. There is uncertainty in the detail but most of the showers are likely to occur in more northern and western areas with fewer in the east and south. Highs at 17 to 24C.
Low pressure north of Scotland and high pressure to the south on Sunday giving a day of sunshine and showers to many. The showers mostly affecting western areas, although a few crossing the east and south too. Highs at a cooler 17 to 21C.
Low pressure may deepen to the north of Scotland on Monday. This brings a breezy day with some cloud and outbreaks of drizzle or rai affecting western areas. The east is likely to be drier overall although confidence in the forecast stays low. Highs at 14 to 19C.
Low pressure to the north of Scotland on Tuesday affecting all parts of the country. This is likely to be bringing showers or longer outbreaks of rain through Scotland, Ireland and possibly into northern England. Few showers toi the south and east but windy for all. Highs at 13 to 18C.
Low pressure remains in control through Wednesday. This brings another showery day to many. Most of the showers will be to the north and west with fewer in the east and south. Highs at 13 to 19C.