Issued: 0900hrs Saturday 1st August 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Windy at times
A south to south-westerly pattern will dominate the week ahead. Southern and eastern Britain often dry, warm and humid. However, frequent pulses of thundery rain are likely to affect western and northern areas as fronts move north-eastwards.
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A deep area of low pressure positioned to the north-west produces an unsettled south-westerly pattern. Blustery winds, strongest in the west. Areas of frequent heavy showers for west and north-western areas of Britain & Ireland. Central and south-eastern Britain may remain dry most of the day, small risk a shower. Temperatures between 16 and 23C, warmest in the south-east, and also in the lee of high ground in the north-east.
A continued south to south-westerly pattern. Most likely warm and humid. Threat of areas of thundery rain, particularly Ireland and western Britain as fronts move north-eastwards. Best chance for dry weather again toward south-eastern Britain. South-western regions may see low cloud and fog around some coasts. Highs between 19 and 24C, perhaps warmer in the south-east.
Little change to the pattern. Low pressure remains close to north-western Britain, and may produce increasingly widespread areas of thundery rain. Feeling humid, highs ranging from 17 to 23C. Again, driest and warmest in the south-east, perhaps up to 27C.
Low confidence of detail by the end of the week. Expect areas of thundery rain mixed with brighter spells. Pressure may slowly build from the south-west. Highs 19 to 25C.
Confidence low: Hints of high pressure building briefly to give a bright day for many, but rain may still affect the north & west. Highs 18 to 24C.
Unlikely to fully to settle down, as low pressure may develop again from the west. Greatest risk of rain in the north-west, drier south-east. Highs 19 to 25C.