Issued: 0900hrs Monday 31st August 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool nights, local grass frosts
A chilly start to September, with strong northerly winds, particularly in the east. Showery conditions will slowly ease through midweek, as high pressure builds in slowly from the west. A settled spell of weather is likely to continue into the weekend and early next week.
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High pressure to the west of the British Isles and low pressure to the east maintains a cool northerly pattern. Many areas dry and bright, with broken cloud and sunny spells, best toward the south-west. Scattered showers toward eastern coasts, where it will feel distinctly cool in the wind. A chilly start for some, and daytime temperatures struggling at 14 to 18C, warmest in the south.
Pressure builds slowly from the west, but the centre of high pressure remains to the west of Ireland. A fresh northerly breeze will keep eastern Britain rather cool. Rare scattered showers toward in the east. Many areas dry with occasional sunshine. Highs 14 to 18C, highest toward the south-west.
Little change to the pattern, with a fresh north to north-easterly breeze still affecting much of England. Lighter winds toward the north-west closer to the centre of the high. Dry almost everywhere, with periods of sunshine. Highs 14 to 19C, still feeling cool along the east coast.
High pressure is expected to slowly build further across the country. Expect a chilly start with local mist patches. Dry and bright for most. Lighter winds overall, but may remain fresh in the far south. Highs 14 to 19C.
A settled outlook continues, with high pressure residing close to the British Isles. Dry, bright and fresh. Local grass frost early morning in the north. Daytime highs 15 to 20C.
Most likely another dry, bright day. Small risk of fronts toward the north encroaching into northern Scotland with fresher westerly winds and some rain in the far north-west. Highs 15 to 20C.