Issued: 0900hrs Tuesday 17th April 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Pressure remains low across the UK and Ireland through the coming week. This is going to be bringing disturbed weather conditions through the area, a mix of rain and showers. The showers could be heavy at times and will merge into longer spells of rain too. Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year.
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The area of low pressure drifts north into Scotland on Friday. This maintains the unsettled weather across the UK. An occluded front brings some rain through eastern and southern Scotland as well as running into Northern Ireland. Broken cloud and heavy showers over the rest of the country, some of these thundery and of hail. The showers possibly merging to longer spells of rain at times. Highs at 9 to 11C.
A complex area of low pressure will be affecting the British Isles and Ireland through Saturday. This maintains the unsettled weather over all areas, with a mix of sunshine and showers. The showers are going to be heavy at times. Highs will be to between 9 and 12C.
Low pressure will be centred over Scotland through Sunday. Another unsettled day will ensue with the showers being heavy and persistent as well as thundery. Brighter on western coasts of Wales, England and Scotland, and fewer showers affecting southern coasts of England too. Lows at 10 to 14C.
The area of low pressure will be to the east of the country through Monday. Once again there will be showers, some of them heavy at times and will bring the threat of some thunderstorms and hail. Conditions will probably improve later in the day. Highs at 9C in northern Scotland, 15C in southern England.
An area of low pressure dominates the weather again on Tuesday. A front will be pushing east and north taking cloud and rain with it. Some of the rain could be heavy at times and will be followed by heavy showers. Highs at 10 to 14C.
A deeper area of low pressure moves into the country on Wednesday. This brings some rain, which will be followed by showers, and those showers could be heavy at times. It may become windy too. Highs at 8 to 12C.