Issued: 0930hrs Tuesday 6th June 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Often breezy; quite cool north, some warmth south
A changeable outlook into the weekend as low pressure moves across northern Britain, bringing areas of persistent rain or showers. Conditions are expected to improve from the south-west into next week as high pressure builds, although scattered showers are likely for northern regions.
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Low pressure lies to the west, pushing a warm front into Ireland and later western Britain, where rain will set in during the afternoon and evening. Ahead of this, much of Britain sees a bright day with spells of sunshine. Risk of residual showers across eastern regions from a previous frontal system which will clear into the North Sea. A south to south-westerly breeze, freshening in the west. Highs 16 to 20C, warmest east.
Low pressure centred over north-western Britain maintains a changeable pattern. A period of rain passes east and fades, followed by showers. Rain may persist much of the day for Scotland and northern England. Sunny spells developing from the west. A brisk south-westerly wind and feeling fresh, just 14 to 16C north, up to 18 to 21C south, perhaps locally warmer south-east.
Another day of showery rain for northern Britain as low pressure drifts into the North Sea. These may merge into constant rain at times for the north-west, whilst showers should be more scattered further south. Some sunshine, best across the south & south-east, where much of the day stays dry. Breezy, west or northwesterly winds. Cool in the north at 13 to 16C, warmer in south 19 to 23C.
Pressure is expected to build from the south-west early next week, allowing things to settle down a little. Expect a mix of sunshine and scattered showers, these mainly in northern areas. Feeling fresh in west to north-westerly winds, 14 to 19C, warmest south.
High pressure likely to reside toward the south-west, bringing a bright day for many with a good deal of sunshine. Showers remain possible in the north & east, although well scattered. Highs 15 to 21C.
Little change, with high pressure to the west of Britain, and low pressure to the east. Sunny spells, but still a risk of some showers, mainly in the north & east. A fresh breeze in the east. Highs 16 to 21C.