Issued: 0900 Monday 27th June 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
An unsettled week with rain or showers, perhaps better early next week
An unsettled spell of weather ahead as the jet stream sets in across the UK and Ireland. This brings bands of rain and showers, some of them heavy at times. It is going to be windy at times too. Staying breezy and unsettled into the weekend with further showers. Just some early hints of a few drier days early next week as a ridge of high pressure builds.
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Low pressure stays to the northwest of Scotland and will be in control of the weather over all areas. A breezy day with rain, this heavy at times in more northern and western areas. Eastern and southern areas will be brighter overall although there will be a few showers in all but the far southeast. Brighter and more showery conditions following into Ireland. Highs near 14 to 22C.
More showers will affect the country today with a good deal of cloud. The showers are likely to be heavy at times, with a risk of thunder. Sowers may merge into longer spells of rain at times, with the risk of an area of rain in southeast England at first before clearing east. Breezy for all. Highs at 14 to 19C.
Low pressure north of Scotland on Saturday brings another showery day for all. The showers always tending to be heaviest in the north and west, although more eastern and southern areas seeing fewer showers, although still an odd heavier one. Tops near 13 to 19C.
Low pressure stays to the north of Scotland on Sunday. Fronts will pass eastwards over southern England and Ireland, bringing some periods of rain here. Elsewhere it will be brighter with showers, the heaviest and most frequent of these in more northern areas. Tops at 14 to 19C.
Hints of a rise in pressure on Monday. This brings a drier day through more southern parts of the country, some sunny spells developing. Further showers to the north, some heavy in northern and western Scotland. Temperatures rising to 14 to 21C.
A ridge of higher pressure may continue to affect more southern and eastern areas of the UK bringing some sunny spells and dry weather for many. Thicker cloud and some periods of rain in the north and west as a weak area of low pressure drifts off the Atlantic. Tops at 14 to 21C.