UK Forecast- April 17, 2014
Dry and bright
Rain arrives Sunday in south
High pressure across Britain and Ireland on Friday gives a fair day. Clouds tending to break, giving good spells of sunshine. Thicker cloud may persist in eastern England, feeling cool on the coast with a northerly breeze off the North Sea. Lighter winds in central, western and northern Britain. More cloud also for western parts of Ireland. Temperatures reaching 12 to 15C for many, but may struggle to get past 9 or 10C for eastern coastal counties.
Dry overnight. Cloudy in north-west Scotland, Ireland, and eastern regions of England. Clear skies for Wales, and most of central and western England will allow temperatures to fall close to, or just below freezing locally in rural areas, giving a slight frost. Lows widely 0 to 4C.
Another generally dry day for the UK and Ireland. Low risk of an isolated shower or spots of rain in the south-east. An easterly breeze will increase, with cloud thickening on eastern coasts making it feel chilly. Best sunshine in western areas, although a slow moving front in the Atlantic means the far west of Ireland and Scotland may well stay cloudy. Warmest in central and western regions reaching 13 to 15C, coolest in the east at just 10 to 12C.
Low pressure to the south is expected to bring rain to southern counties of England during Sunday. Rain is likely to persist in the south and east for a good part of the day, and becoming more extensive across the Midlands by the afternoon, spreading slowly westwards into Wales. Scotland, Ireland and the far north-west of England should stay dry throughout the day, and even north Wales may not see rain until evening. Hazy sunshine in Scotland, the best of this in the west. A brisk north-easterly wind across England and Wales, and feeling cool where rain sets in, temperatures just 9 to 12C. Highs reaching 13 or 14C in Ireland and western Scotland.