Issued: 0900 Wednesday 9th May 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Mixed with some heavy showers over the weekend, low rainfall in the south next week
An mixed weekend with some heavy showers developing on Saturday, although soe places stay dry. Further showers on Sunday and Monday. Things then remain mixed into next week although the emphasis is on relatively low rainfall amounts, although this may be more persistent in Scotland. Overall, not a bad week.
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Fronts clearing eastern Scotland and eastern England on Saturday morning will be taking rain with them. heavy showers in Ireland and western parts of Wales as well as southwest England. Drier elsewhere with some bright or sunny spells. Temperatures rising to 16C in the east, a cooler 12C on western coasts.
A trough of low pressure extending through the UK and ireland on Sunday. This is going to encourage showers to develop, some of which may group into longer spells of rain and heavier showers or longer spells of rain. The highest risk of heavy showers in westerna nd southern areas, although just about anywhere is at risk. Highs at 12 to 16C.
The trough remains through the UK and Ireland on Monday. Further heavy showers will develop during the day, although these probably less frequent than on Sunday, perhaps most of them in the east. Highs at 21C in southeast England, a chilly 14C in the west.
Low pressure west of Scotland on Tuesday. A weak ridge of high pressure to the south and east. Rain may affect the west of Ireland and western Scotland. Scattered showers elsewhere, but overall a dry day with sunny spells. Highs at 21C in the southeast, 14 to 16C for most.
A small area of low pressure may pass close to northern Scotland on Wednesday. This could bring wind and cloud with it as well as some rain. A ridge in southern England giving drier weather and bright or sunny spells. Temperatures to 12 to 18C.
Some showers or rain in the east on Thursday morning. A ridge of high pressure builds to the west bringing drier weather and sunny spells. Highs at 13 to 20C.