Issued: 1200hrs Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
High pressure is going to be building across the country during this weekend and next week. There is likely to be a fair amount of cloud associated with it, especially at first, but it is going to be warm too. Some rain in northern and western parts of Scotland and Ireland, but elsewhere rainfall amounts will be very small and mostly from morning drizzle.
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A weakening cold front slips south on Friday, clearing the low cloud and mist. It will be a brighter day through Scotland, northern England and Ireland with good spells of sunshine and just an odd shower in the north and west. A band of cloud associated with the front could bring a few showery spots of rain in the Midlands and Wales, but across southern England the cloud may linger for a while, before eventually breaking. Highs around 12 to 21C.
An area of high pressure will be to the east of the country through Saturday. Lower pressure to rh west brings a southerly flow, which in turn may bring plenty of low cloud and some drizzle to western coasts an hills. More southern and eastern parts of England and Scotland are likely to be drier and brighter with sunny spells here. Highs near 14 to 22C.
A southwest flow through Sunday brings mild weather to all. It is likely to be a rather misty start. This clearing to leave sunny spells, although some showers may form through more central areas in the afternoon. More persistent rain affecting northwest Scotland and western Ireland as a front moves in. Low cloud and some drizzle once again on western coasts and hills. Highs at 17 to 23C.
Pressure remains through Monday. There will be plenty of dry weather around, although the morning may again be rather misty and drizzly. This breaking again to leave sunny spells, although western and central Scotland may always be at risk of some drizzle or light rain. Highs near 15 to 24C.
A ridge of high pressure persists through Tuesday in more southern and eastern areas. a front moving into Scotland and Ireland brings cloud and rain here, most in the west. More eastern and southern areas are brighter with sunny spells. Some low cloud and drizzle affects southern coasts and hills. Highs around 16 to 23C.
A fair day in more central and southern areas, although there could be morning mist and fog patches. These clearing to leave the day dry and bright with sunny spells. Rain in the far northwest of Scotland, but for most other areas the day is dry and breezy as well as mild. Highs at 15 to 24C.