UK Forecast- August 27, 2014
Windy, rain north & west
Mostly dry south & east
Low pressure centred west of Ireland on Thursday. A band of rain affects northern England and Scotland first thing in the morning, but soon clearing away from south-west Scotland. By afternoon a weakening band of rain affects the far north-east of Scotland. Eastern England starts on a drizzly note, but brighter skies spread across the Midlands in the morning, although it may remain broadly cloudy. Showers spread from Wales into central and north-western parts of England during the middle of the day, some on the heavy side. Sunny spells developing for west Wales by afternoon. A fresh south to south-westerly breeze for most. In the far west of Ireland the risk of gales, plus some heavy bursts of rain. Drier eastern parts of Ireland. Highs 17 to 22C, warmest east, locally 23C, but cooler where rain lingers in the north.
Windy, and a spell of heavy rain for north-western parts of Ireland overnight, and some heavy showers to follow from the west. Heavy rain spreads into the west and south-west of Scotland before dawn, although remaining dry overnight in the north-east. A few showers for Cumbria and north Wales. Elsewhere across England and Wales it will be a dry but breezy night, with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells. Overnight lows 7 to 12C.
Low pressure influences the British Isles on Friday, centred close to north-west Scotland. A period of rain for western Scotland, north-west England and Wales, heavy at times across western hills. Patchy rain to the east of high ground in northern Britain. Showers for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Largely dry, but cloudy skies for southern and eastern England, best chance for any sunshine in the far south-east. A breezy day, with a brisk south-westerly wind around southern and western coasts, may reach gale force in the Irish Sea and to the west of Ireland. Feeling cool in rain, 13 to 15C north and west, but reaching 20 or 21C in the south-east.
Low pressure will be centred north of Scotland on Saturday, bringing a fresh westerly breeze across the UK. Showery rain in western Scotland, north-west England and Northern Ireland. A fairly cloudy day overall, but brightest across the Midlands, Wales and eastern England, with some sunny spells. A cold front toward the south is expected to bring cloudier skies to southern Britain, with patchy showery rain affecting English Channel coasts. Temperatures ranging from 12 to 15C in the north-west, to 19 to 21C in central and eastern England.