Issued: 1000 Monday 18th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure building from mid-week onwards will bring more settled conditions
From Wednesday onwards we'll see high pressure building over the UK & Ireland bringing drier and more settled conditions. Temperatures will increase once again from Wednesday, feeling warm through this weekend.
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High pressure builds again on Thursday allowing for a brighter day for much of England and Wales. Some mist and fog patches could affect Wales and southern and central England first thing. Any morning rain over Scotland and Ireland should ease with the exception of the western coast of Ireland where light rain may persist through the day. Overcast for much of the day for Ireland and Scotland. Staying breezy in the west. High temperatures at 11 to 15C.
High pressure shifts to the east bringing the UK and Ireland into a southerly airflow. Cloud will build from the west through the day bringing light rain to Ireland and western parts of Scotland through the morning. Staying dry for most areas and bright in the southeast. A breezier day for most areas. Highs at 12 to 17C.
A south to south-southwesterly air flow persists on Saturday bringing a mostly dry and bright day. It will be cloudier in the west and northwest however and a band of light rain may affect western parts of Ireland and northwest Scotland throughout the day. High temperatures at 11 to 17C.
High pressure continues to build over the country on Sunday. It will be a dry day for most and brighter too for many areas. Some cloud may persist over the northern half of mainland Scotland bringing some light spots of rain at times. High temperatures at 10 to 16C.
There will be more cloud around on Monday particularly in western areas. It should stay mostly dry though as high pressure remains over the country. Highs at 11 to 17C.
A cloudier day in the north and west with some scattered showers for Ireland and western Scotland. Drier and brighter in the south and east. High temperatures at 12 to 15C.