Issued: 0900 Friday 24th March 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
A fair weekend, turning more mixed middle of next week
High pressure builds to bring a fair few days through the weekend and into the early stages of the new week. However, low pressure then develops to the west into the middle stages of next week bringing rain here. More eastern and southern areas seeing less rain, and then tending to turn drier again later in the week as higher pressure returns.
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High pressure is going to be drifting to the northeast of Scotland on Monday. It is likely that there will be more cloud around than on recent days, most of it again through more eastern and southern areas. There could be a few spots of drizzle on eastern coasts and hills too. Sunny spells in the west of Wales, northwest England and western Scotland and perhaps becoming brighter in the far south of England in the afternoon. Highs at a cooler 11 to 14C.
Low pressure to the west of Ireland on Tuesday, higher to the east. Fronts may be drifting north through the course of the day bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain, most in the west. This edges eastwards during the day. A mild day with highs at 12 to 16C.
A ridge of high pressure across southeastern areas during Wednesday. Lower pressure to the west pushing fronts northwards bringing some cloud and outbreaks of rain across Ireland, western Wales, western Scotland and western England. Drier to the east with sunny spells in the east. Highs near 12 to 16C.
Low pressure remains to the west on Thursday with a ridge of high pressure staying over the east. More cloud and rain with stronger winds to the west, but drier in the east with sunny spells here. Highs at 12 to 15C.
Fronts passing east through Friday bringing some cloud and outbreaks of rain to the west and north. Sunny spells and drier weather in southeast England. Tops at 12 to 15C.
Conditions tending to become dry across the south of the country through Saturday. This bringing sunny spells in southern England, Wales and Ireland but the risk of some showery rain to the north. Highs at 11 to 16C.