Issued: 1000 Wednesday 24th April 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Unsettled with rain and showers, cooler temperatures for all
The weather will be turning more unsettled from Wednesday. Low pressure pushes bands of rain and showers northwards and eastwards, some of the showers will be heavy and thundery at times. It is going to become cooler too and breezy at times though temperatures should start to recover early next week.
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An area of low pressure tracks across the southern UK on Saturday bringing heavy rain to England throughout the day. It will also bring heavy rain to Wales through the morning and across eastern parts of Scotland through the afternoon. It will be a showery day for Northern Ireland and western Scotland though there will be some good sunny spells here too. A windy day for western coastal areas and through the English Channel. Temperatures at a chilly 9 to 11C in the west, 12 to 15C in the east.
A ridge of high pressure tries to establish over eastern parts of the UK on Sunday. Low pressure again brings rain and showers to western and southern areas. A brighter day in the east with some good sunny spells in the northeast. High temperatures at 12 to 17C, though 18 or 19C is possible in northeast Scotland.
Low pressure may continue to bring rain and showers to Ireland and western parts of the UK on Monday. Dry and brighter in the south and east. Highs at 14 to 19C.
Tuesday may see lower pressure to the north and higher pressure to the south of the British Isles which would bring a mixed day of good sunny spells and scattered showers. High temperatures at 12 to 18C.
A similar synoptic set-up to Tuesday would bring another mixed day of scattered showers and sunny spells across the UK and Ireland. Highs at 13 to 19C.
There are early indications of high pressure building from the southwest which would bring a mostly dry day to the British Isles. Bright in the west with good spells of sunshine, cloudier in the east. High temperatures at 13 to 19C.