Issued: 0900hrs Monday 16th April 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Low pressure is going to be dominating the weather throughout the UK and Ireland during the coming week. This brings lots of unsettled conditions to all areas. There will be heavy showers or longer spells of rain, some of this heavy at times.
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The area of low pressure is expected to be across eastern coasts of England on Thursday. This brings further unsettled conditions for the UK and Ireland. There will be showers or longer periods of rain across northern and eastern areas. Heavy showers sinking south through western Scotland and Ireland. Wales and southern England are likely to have more scattered showers, and some sunny spells, although these tending to become heavier. Highs at 10 to 13C.
Low pressure is in control of the weather again on Friday, mostly over Scotland. A northwest flow across most of the country bringing a mix of sunny spells and showers. The showers could be heavy at times, especially over western parts of the country and blowing south through central England. Perhaps turning a little drier through Wales and southwest England later. Highs at 9 to 12C.
A further area of low pressure crosses the country through Saturday. This is going to be taking an area of rain eastwards across the UK and Ireland, with showers following. The showers will be heavy. Drier weather for northern Scotland with some bright spells here. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Low pressure stays over the UK and Ireland on Sunday. This brings a further unsettled day with heavy showers merging to longer spells of rain at times. It is likely to be a breezy and cool day with highs at 7 to 11C.
Pressure stays low through Monday. This is going to be giving lots of showers or longer spells of rain for all parts of the country. High temperatures at 9 to 14C.
Another unsettled day to come for all today, thanks to a further area of low pressure. This is going to be pushing strong winds and heavy rain eastwards through all areas, bringing a wet day. Highs at 8 to 12C.