Issued: 0900 Sunday 21st April 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
More unsettled with rain and showers, cooler for all
The weather will be turning more unsettled through this week. Low pressure pushes bands of rain and showers northwards, some of the showers heavy and thundery at times. It is going to become cooler too. Breezy at times.
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Low pressure over southwest Ireland on Wednesday with fronts pushing northwards. These fronts bring rain, some of it heavy and thundery. Showers and brighter weather following into Ireland, Wales and southern England. Lower cloud in eastern coasts, but brighter in the west. Temperatures at 11C on eastern coasts, 12 to 17C elsewhere.
Low pressure remains west of Ireland on Thursday. Further fronts push northwards over Ireland and the UK taking rain with them. Showers following the fronts, again some of them heavy. Highs at 11 to 15C.
Pressure stays low through the country on Friday. Heavy showers and rain will be passing east. Highs at 13 to 17C.
Low pressure passes east over the UK and Ireland on Saturday taking rain and showers with it. Remaining mixed throughout the day. Temperatures at a chilly 9 to 13C.
Low pressure again brings showers, heavy and thundery at times, most in the west and south. Highs at 9 to 17C.
The flow may turn to a colder northerly flow on Monday. Further showers and periods of rain pushing south through northern areas, although the mild air may hold in the south. Highs at 6C in northern Scotland, 15C in southern England.