Issued: 0815 Monday 21 July 2014
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Thunderstorm/Shower Risk Increases Later This Week
High pressure is expected to dominate much of the country as we start this week and this should give most parts of the country a good deal of fine, summery and very warm to hot weather. Later in the week it appears that it will be turning unsettled again as the risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms increase. Towards the end of the forecast it's likely to become more settled once again.
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A dry morning across much of the country. In the afternoon. Most places will remain dry but a few sharp showers could affect Wales, southwest England and western Scotland. Very warm to locally hot in the south with maximum temperatures of 20 to 28C, but cooler with afternoon sea breezes developing around the coasts.
Friday looks hot and humid with sunny spells but for many will see an increased risk of some heavy, thundery showers. Perhaps parts of Scotland and England may escape with a dry day. The showers will fade away leading to a dry night, perhaps with a lot of mist in low cloudiness. Maximum temperatures of 21 to 29C.
Unsettled, very warm to hot and we keep the risk of some heavy, thundery showers across the country, interspersed with hazy sunny intervals. The showers may be quite widely scattered in the south and across Wales with many areas, dry Highs of 21 to 29C.
Sunday again looks unsettled and rather hot with sunny spells and again a number of showers will be developing by the afternoon, with a few heavy ones. The showers die away early in the evening with all parts of the country dry overnight with some mist patches developing by morning. Maximum temperatures of 19 to 27C.
Just one a few showers to come across the country today and overall it should be largely dry with sunny spells. Some rain moves into northern Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland later in the day. Perhaps not quite as hot with high temperatures of 18 to 24C.
It looks as though a front will bring rain to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Much of England should be dry with the best of the sunshine across central and southern areas. Highs of 19 to 24C.