A deep area of low pressure lies over the Atlantic to the west of Scotland on Monday while a high pressure ridge extends across much of Europe leading to a tight pressure gradient across the British Isles. Monday will start calm, bright and dry for most though cloud will build from the west through the day with rain, accompanied by strengthening winds, reaching most of Ireland and western fringes of Scotland and Wales by the early evening. Temperatures at 5 to 11C.
It will be a cloudy night for all with the exception of the far southeast of England. A band of rain will be moving eastward through the night reaching western parts of Scotland, England and Wales by morning. The highest overnight rainfall totals will be in Ireland. Strong winds will also move eastward the the night with severe gales affecting the Celtic and Irish Seas and the west coast of Scotland. Staying very mild overnight with lows of 5 to 9C.
A low pressure area is over the Atlantic on Tuesday, centred to the south of Iceland, which extends fronts across the British Isles. It will be a cloudy and wet day for most with the heaviest rain for Ireland, western fringes of Scotland, southern Wales and southwestern England. Cloud may break over Ireland by the evening. It will be another windy day with gales in places. Highs at 6 to 10C.
An area of low pressure remains to the northwest of Scotland on Wednesday. It will be a bright and dry day for most areas away from western and southern coasts where there will be showers and prolonged spells of drizzle. It will also be a rather damp day for southeastern parts of England too. Winds will ease from Tuesday but will remain fresh in places. High temperatures at 5 to 9C.