Issued: 0900hrs Thursday 1st June 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Some brighter spells, feeling fresh
A south-westerly pattern will dominate during the first week of June. Low pressure over the north Atlantic will push periods of rain or showers across the British Isles - most frequent in the north & west. Often breezy, or windy at times. Occasional warmth in the south-east.
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Low pressure lies to the north-west and high pressure to the south. Showers for Scotland & Ireland, giving frequent rain locally. An increasing risk of showers breaking out across England & Wales through the day, although there will be sunny spells, best in the morning. Generally driest toward the south-east. A brisk south-westerly breeze, particularly around western coasts. Highs 16 to 20C.
Low pressure is expected to extend further across the British Isles. Clusters of showers spreading from the west, which may merge into a few hours of rain - most widespread by the afternoon - some heavy bursts with local thunder. Sunny spells away from showers, generally best in the east. Blustery winds, sudden gusts around showers. Cool in the north, warmer south, highs 15 to 20C.
Low pressure is likely to drift eastwards, but is likely to be followed by another Atlantic low. Showers continue for many, particularly in the north & east, although expect some drier periods with sunshine in central & southern Britain. Fronts pushing in from the west brings a risk of more persistent rain developing for Ireland and the south-west of Britain later. Highs 15 to 20C.
A south-westerly pattern is likely. Fronts moving in from the Atlantic bring a risk of persistent rain, particularly in the west - some heavy falls over the hills. Drier toward the east, where it may become warm in any sun. Breezy, perhaps windy for some. Highs 16 to 22C.
Staying changeable, with areas of rain or showers spreading from the west. Sunny spells, best in the morning and across eastern counties. Breezy, south-westerly winds. Fairly warm in the south-east. Highs 17 to 23C.
Generally little change to the rather unsettled pattern. Areas of rain or showers, locally persistent. Some sunny spells, and feeling warm. Breezy. Possible thunderstorms in the south-east. Highs 17 to 23C.