Month ahead - August 18, 2014
Valid from 18/08 to 17/09 2014
Unsettled end August

Issued: Saturday 16th August 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling & Captain Bob

Cool and unsettled end to August, but an improvement early September?

After an unsettled, cool, wet and windy end to August there are signs of higher pressure building in wary September. However, any high that does build all only be short lived as the Atlantic westerly winds try to break through again for the middle part of the month. The high may rerun later.

A cool and mixed week ahead There will be showers around, although some reasonable spells of dry weather too. Cool nights are likely and there is a risk of a touch of ground frost. The risk of showers and outbreaks of rain increasing late in the week.

*23/8/13 to 29/8/13*
Bank Holiday weekend is likely to be starting fair at first, and it could stay dry through Sunday too.
However, low pressure is expected to take control through the week with rain bands sweeping east through all parts of the country, followed by showers. The showers could be heavy at times. Southern parts of England sees least of the rain as a weak ridge of high pressure builds in from time to time, but generally most places are unsettled and breezy throughout.

After an unsettled start to the week, with a further risk of rain and showers, there are hints of things starting to settled down from around 3rd September. Before this it is likely to be cool with showers or rain, some heavy.
Later in the week a ridge of high pressure may build to the west, this binging drier weather with sunny spells.

There are hints of the ridge of high pressure lasting through the weekend and into the early part of the wee. This could bring dry conditions with sunny spells. Later in the week things may turn more unsettled again as the westerly winds return bringing rain and showers.

Hints of the high pressure trying to build back again. his would lead to a drier week with some sunshine. However, note the low confidence in the forecast.

Simon & Capn Bob
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