Issued: 1000hrs Sunday 6th August 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Mixed westerlies next weekend
A cool and showery start to the week, with northerly winds developing, strongest Tuesday & Wednesday. Some slow-moving heavy downpours likely. A ridge of high pressure builds across the country by Thursday, but westerly winds are expected to return by Friday and the weekend, bringing a risk of rain in the north & west.
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Low pressure over the North Sea produces a cool northerly pattern. Areas of showers, most widespread across eastern and perhaps southern England. Some local heavy and persistent bursts of rain. Showers may be frequent too in northern Scotland. Scattered showers in the west, with spells of sunshine. Feeling cool in the wind, but warm in the sunshine, highs 15 to 20C.
High pressure centred toward the south-west builds slowly across Britain, giving a fair day for most places. Good spells of sunshine. A few showers remain possible in the east of England. A fresh north-westerly breeze, strongest on North Sea coasts. Feeling warmer in the sun, highs 17 to 22C, warmest south.
Fronts moving back in from the Atlantic are likely to bring outbreaks of rain to north-western Britain & Ireland, whilst high pressure toward the south should keep central & southern regions dry and bright. Warm in the south-east. Highs 18 to 24C.
A westerly flow across the country, and weakening fronts are likely to sink southwards. Patchy rain, or a few showers, mainly in the west & north-west, whilst eastern areas should be largely dry. Breezy. Highs 17 to 23C, warmest south.
A mixed westerly pattern continues, although east & southern areas should escape largely dry with some sun. Showery rain in the north-west. Temperatures 16 to 22C.
Fronts moving in from the Atlantic are likely to bring further outbreaks of rain to the north & west, whilst the east & south may stay dry. Highs 16 to 22C.