Issued: 0900 Tuesday 1st August 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Another mixed week with showers and rain, perhaps cooler next week
Mixed weather is set to continue through the coming week. Low pressure is going to be bringing showers to end the week, some of them heavy. The showers continue into the weekend, perhaps bringing some more persistent rain on Sunday. The early stages of next week may become cooler for a time with further showers, although some drier conditions briefly reaching the west.
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Low pressure drifts to the northeast of Scotland on Friday. There will be sunny spells and showers, most in the north and west with some of them merging into longer spells of rain in Scotland. Eastern and southern areas tending to see fewer showers and some places may stay dry throughout. Breezy with highs at 14 to 23C.
The west to northwest flow persists into Saturday with higher pressure to the south and lower pressure north of the UK and Ireland. This brings sunny spells and plenty of dry weather through eastern and southern areas at first, but the west and north always at risk of a shower. These turn heavier in the afternoon and spread to many more areas. Tending to stay drier to the far south and southeast as well as along western coasts. Highs at 15 to 17 in the north and west, but to 24C in southeast England.
A ridge of high pressure brings a dry start to eastern parts of the country on Sunday. Lower pressure west of Ireland will be pushing cloud and rain eastwards during the day, most of this in Ireland, Wales and western England by evening, the east staying dry. Highs at 16 to 22C.
Sunshine and showers on Monday as an area of low pressure passes into Scotland. The showers could be heavy at times with a risk of thunderstorms. The showers are likely to affect all parts of the UK and Ireland. Highs near 15 to 22C.
Low pressure to the east with higher pressure to the west on Tuesday. This is going to be bringing a drier day across Ireland and western parts of the UK. More northern and eastern areas will have showers and these may be heavy along the coasts. Highs at 14 to 22C.
Still some showers left in northern and eastern areas on Wednesday as low pressure moves away. A ridge of higher pressure builds from the west bringing drier weather with sunny spells here. Highs near 16 to 23C.