Issued: 1000 Friday 19th July 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Wet weather for all; turning drier, sunnier and warmer
Unsettled over the next couple of days as areas of low pressure cross over or close to the UK and Ireland. These bring bands of rain with them, some of it heavy. By the end of the weekend and into next week higher pressure builds east of the country allowing for temperatures to rise. Fronts over Ireland and western Scotland may bringing some rain here. Uncertainty in conditions continues into the middle of next week.
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High pressure to the southeast of the UK on Monday with low pressure west of Ireland. Very warm with good spells of sunshine across southeastern and southern parts of England. Cloud thickening to the north and west giving hazy sunshine for much of central England then cloudier conditions for much of Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Outbreaks of rain for western and northern parts of Ireland and Scotland, some of them heavy. Highs widely at 20 to 26C across central and southern England, just 15 to 17C for the island of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northern England.
Low pressure west of Ireland again on Tuesday with high pressure to the east. Rain for far western parts of Ireland, some of it heavy. Much of the UK and Ireland should see a bright and dry day, although there is a risk of some heavy thundery showers developing in the west later. Highs at 30C, or possible higher, in southeast England, more widely 21 to 28C.
Lower pressure to the west on Wednesday with higher pressure to the east. There is likely to be some rain over eastern parts of Scotland and England first thing. Scattered showers across Ireland, Scotland and the north of England through the afternoon before heavier, thundery showers move into Ireland and western Scotland later. A drier and brighter day for central and southern England and Wales with varying amount of cloud. Highs widely at 18 to 27C, 28 to 30C in the far southeast.
An area of low pressure centred to the west of Ireland on Thursday brings heavy, sometimes thundery, showers and outbreaks of rain across much of the UK and Ireland. Drier and brighter conditions follow through the afternoon for England and Wales. Highs at 18 to 21C for Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales; 24 to 29C across central and eastern England.
A trough persists over the UK through Friday bringing heavy, sometimes thundery, showers to eastern parts of Ireland and western parts of the UK. Drier and brighter for southeastern England. High temperatures at 15 to 23C.
A westerly flow on Saturday brings a mostly bright day with outbreaks of showers at times. These focussed over Ireland and eastern parts of England and Scotland. High temperatures ranging from 14 to 24C.