Issued: 0900 Monday 6th July 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Mixed overall and cooler than last week
A mixed week ahead. There will be some outbreaks of rain, although most of these in more northern and western areas. Higher pressure builds to the south bringing drier conditions and sunny spells to most. Staying changeable into next week.
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An area of high pressure builds south of the UK on Thursday. This should bring a fair day to most. There will be plenty of sunshine and it will be feeling less chilly too. The best of the sunshine in more eastern areas. Some thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain in western Scotland as a warm front passes northwards. Highs near 22C in the southeast, 14C in northern Scotland.
An area of high pressure building over France on Friday. This extends into the UK bringing sunny spells. Cloud and some rain may affect Ireland and western Scotland, but elsewhere it should be mostly dry. Some low cloud over western coasts and hills. Highs at a warmer 26C in southern England, 15C in northern Scotland.
Pressure remains high over the south of the country today with lower pressure to the northeast of Scotland. There is the threat of some showers in the north and west of Scotland as well as western Ireland. Drier to the south with sunny spells. Highs at 28C in southern England, 15C in northern Scotland.
Low pressure remains centred to the northwest of Scotland on Sunday. A front pushes east bringing some showery outbreaks of rain to western Scotland and Ireland. More eastern and southern areas are likely to be drier with sunny spells here, showery bursts of rain arriving later. Highs near 16 to 23C.
High pressure stays south of the country through Monday. Most places will be dry as a ridge affects many areas, but a warm front will be tracking north across western Ireland and into the west of Scotland bringing some outbreaks of drizzle and light rain here. Temperatures at 15 to 23C.
A fair day with sunny spells through Tuesday. There will be plenty of dry weather for most, although some drizzle in the northwest. Highs at 15 to 25C.