Issued: 0900hrs Thursday 27th April 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Easterly winds becoming persistent
A slow-moving weather pattern this weekend pushes rain slowly north-eastwards across the country, although a lot of uncertainty about where this rain lies by Bank Holiday Monday. Next week, high pressure to the north will bring a period of easterly winds, mostly dry weather and warmer temperatures than recently.
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Low pressure and Slow-moving fronts bring persistent rain to south-western Britain and Ireland, heavy at times. Patchy rain may make slow progress toward central areas of England, although amounts small. East & northern Britain should escape dry all day with some sunshine, best in northern Scotland. High cloud thickening slowly. Blustery winds, east or south-easterlies. Highs 11 to 16C, coolest in rain.
Confidence of detail is low as a trough of low pressure and weakening fronts drift slowly north-eastwards across Britain. Patchy rain, which may locally persist for several hours, but much uncertainty about where the most prolonged falls will be. Brighter with a few showers toward the south-west. Breezy, locally strong and gusty winds. Top temperatures 11 to 15C.
High pressure to the north-east is likely to extend back toward the British Isles, bringing fair weather to many places. The remnants of previous fronts may bring a lot of cloud, and a little rain, but should fade. An east to south-easterly breeze. Feeling warmer, highs 13 to 17C.
High pressure to the north-east should influence much of the country and bring continued fair weather during midweek. Partly cloudy skies, but some sunshine, best in the west. An easterly breeze. Highs 14 to 18C.
A continued easterly flow maintains dry weather. Sunshine and warmth best in the west. Cooler with more cloud for North Sea coasts. A fresh breeze. Highs 13 to 18C.
Little change to the prevailing easterly pattern. Dry overall, with sunshine best in the west. Chance of a little drizzle east. Breezy. Highs 13 to 18C.