Issued: Saturday 26th July 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling & Captain Bob
An unsettled and cooler start, but hopes of a fine end
August looks set to bring a mixed month over all areas. It is probably going to be starting more unsettled than recently with rain and windy conditions at times. An improvement mid month before the unsettled conditions return ahead of indications of high pressure returning by the months end..
Low pressure is expected to be dominating through this week. The low is likely to be to the northwest of Scotland bringing periods of rain, most in the north and west. All areas are likely to be seeing some rain, and it is likely to be cool too and possibly windy in the west.
*9/8/13 to 15/8/13*
The weekend starting unsettled with some more outbreaks of rain in the north and west, a few showery bursts of rain to the south.
As the week progresses a ridge of high pressure is expected to build through the south of the country bringing bright conditions and warmer weather for most of England and Wales, these dry conditions then building north during the week.
The westerly flow persists across the whole of the UK and Ireland with low pressure to the north and high pressure to the south.
Most rain falling in northern and western areas, but drier to the east and south where the warmest weather will be too. Al places are likely to see some rain during the week. Temperatures near normal, but just above in the far south.
There are indications of pressure building northwards through the whole of the UK and Ireland during the week, this is the form of a ridge extending from the Atlantic. Drier weather is likely for most with some reasonable spells of sunshine and temperatures above normal.
It may be that high pressure becomes dominant this week bringing dry weather widely over the UK and Ireland with good spells of sunshine.
Simon & Capn Bob
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