Issued: 0900 Friday 26th April 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Mixed with gales and rain, turning more showery and colder
A real mix of weather conditions through the UK and Ireland in the coming week. Low pressure brings severe gales and rain through the weekend. Turning cooler next week, although drier for a time, before heavy showers develop as the week progresses. There is a risk of some wintry showers over northern hills later.
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Fronts in Ireland, Wales and southwest England on Monday. This brings cloud and outbreaks of drizzle and patchy rain with low cloud and fog on western coasts and hills. Drier and brighter to the north and east, some decent spells of sunshine here. Little changes in the afternoon with sunnier skies to the north and east. Staying cloudier to the west and south with periods of rain in Ireland. Highs at 11 to 17C.
Higher pressure builds to the north with lower pressure west of Ireland extending a front, cloud and periods of rain across Ireland and southwestern parts of Wales and England. Fog affects coasts too. Drier and brighter for much of Northern Ireland, Scotland, eastern Wales and the rest of England. Temperatures at 13 to 18C.
A shallow area of low pressure over Ireland on Wednesday. Cloud and rain in Ireland, this extending to Wales, western and southern England. Drier to to the north and east but a fair amount of cloud here. Highs at 13 to 20C.
A colder northerly flow developing through Thursday. This brings sunny spells and showers, these perhaps turning wintry over the hills of Scotland. The best sunshine west and south. Highs at 6 to 14C.
Staying chilly through Friday. There will be sunny spells, although showers affecting northern and eastern Scotland. The risk of sleet and snow over the Highlands and Grampians. Highs at 5 to 12C.
A chilly day with sunny spells. There is a risk of some rain in Ireland. A few showers in northern and eastern Scotland. Highs at a chilly 8 to 13C.