Issued: 0900 Thursday 16th July 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Drier next week, warmer for all before becoming more mixed again later
A weather-window is likely to be opening up for a few days next week as a ridge of high pressure builds. This should bring a few days of dry weather, although there will be drizzle in northern and western areas. Becoming warm too, especially in the south. Current indications are that unsettled weather returns later in the week.
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A weak front may linger in the far south of England at first on Sunday bringing some cloud and rain here around daybreak. Drier for much of the rest of England, Wales, Ireland and eastern Scotland with sunny spells. Showers in northern and western Scotland, these possibly heavy. Scattered showers in Northern Ireland, and then across northern and central England in the afternoon. Highs at 24C in southeast England, cooler air arriving from the northwest with tops at 15C in northwest Scotland.
A northwest flow affects all parts of the UK and Ireland on Monday. Plenty of sunshine to start the day, a scattering of showers in northern and western areas. These scattered showers continue into the afternoon with further sunny spells. Most western and southern parts stay dry. Highs at 22C in southeast England, 16 to 19C in most other areas.
A ridge of high pressure builds on Tuesday bringing a dry day for many areas. There will be sunny spells and it should be dry. Cloud and some patchy drizzle in the far west of Scotland. A few showers affecting northeast England and Scotland. Tops near 17 to 23C.
A weak front spreads cloud and outbreaks of rain through Scotland on Wednesday, mostly affecting the northwest. Elsewhere it should be dry with increasing cloud, but some bright or sunny spells too. The best of the sunshine in the south. A increasing risk of some drizzle over the western and southern coasts of Ireland. Warm for many with highs at 24C in southern England, 14C in northern Scotland.
Drizzle in northern and western Scotland as well as western Ireland. A few spots of drizzle affecting the hills of northern England and Wales too. Dry in the rest of England, Wales, eastern Ireland and eastern Scotland, away from the mistier western coasts. Plenty of cloud for all. Highs at a muggy 17 to 23C.
Lower pressure may bring rain to Scotland and Ireland on Friday, this reaching western parts of Wales and England too. Perhaps drier in the east and south, some showery rain here later. Tops at 23C in southeast England, 14C in western Scotland.