Issued: 0900hrs Friday 10th July 2020
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Rain at times
Atlantic weather systems will continue to move across the British Isles through the week ahead, with some rain for most places at times. A tendency for fronts to drift a little further north with time may bring a longer run of drier and warmer days to southern Britain by later in the week.
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High pressure to the southeast brings dry weather much of the day for central, south and eastern England. Sunshine will cloud over as fronts spread from the northwest. Rain will already affect Ireland and northwestern Britain early in the day, this rain becoming more widespread into Wales and the north Midlands as the day progreses. A southwesterly breeze strengthening. Highs 17 to 25C, warmest south.
A generally unsettled day is likely with areas of rain or showers passing eastwards. A risk of some heavy bursts with local thunder. Some rain may persist for a few hours, but locally may escape more often dry, with the southwest perhaps faring best overall. A lot of cloud. A moderate westerly breeze, strongest toward the south. Temperatures varied, coolest if rain lingers. Highs 15 to 22C.
Pressure is likely to build again from the southwest, allowing things to gradually settle down for many beyond midweek. A few areas of showers are likely for Wednesday, these mainly in the north and west in the morning, transferring to eastern counties into the afternoon when locally heavy. Sunny spells and broken cloud. Highs 16 to 22C.
Fronts lying to the northwest may bring cloud and some rain to western Scotland and northern Ireland, but much of England, Wales and eastern Scotland should see a largely dry dry. Sunniest toward the south and east. Cloudier in the northwest. Risk of a little rain around the Pennines and Lakes. Highs 16 to 24C, warmest south.
Pressure is expected to be generally high, although a weak front across Britain may result in fairly cloudy skies for some. A few showers possible, mostly light. Southern counties may well escape generally dry and warm. Highs 17 to 25C.
A risk of some rain in the northwest, mainly western Scotland, whilst high pressure to the south should keep much of England and Wales dry with some increasingly warm sunshine. Up to 23 to 27C in the south.