Issued: 0930 Saturday 16th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Staying unsettled through the weekend and the early part of next week
Low pressure will continue to dominate our weather through the early part of next week but high pressure will building from mid-week onwards bringing milder and calmer conditions to the British Isles.
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Higher pressure bringing a fair day for many on Tuesday across the southern half of the UK and Ireland although with increasing cloud. Cloudier skies in northern areas with drizzle and outbreaks of rain, most of this in western and northern Scotland as well as northern parts of Ireland. Highs at 9 to 14C.
A ridge of high pressure is located to the south of the UK on Wednesday. This brings milder and drier weather with sunny spells, although lower cloud and drizzle is a risk on western coasts and hills. The chance of more persistent periods of rain in western Scotland; drizzle in northern and western Ireland. Highs at 10 to 16C.
High pressure builds across the UK on Thursday. After a misty start for southern areas, it will be a mild day for many with sunny spells. Always the risk of some low cloud over western coasts and hills, especially in western Scotland and western Ireland where there could be persistent drizzle. Highs at 10 to 16C.
Fronts could bring some rain and strong winds to northern and western parts of Ireland and Scotland on Friday as a low pressure system is located to the north of the UK. Early morning mist and fog is a risk again for southern areas. Dry for most areas with sunny spells, the best of which will be in the south and east. Highs at 11 to 17C.
High pressure is centred to the west of the UK on Saturday bringing a mostly dry, but cooler, day. Cloudy in the south, brighter in the north. A chance of light rain or drizzle in western Scotland. High temperatures at 7 to 13C.
High pressure centred over Ireland on Sunday brings another fine day for the British Isles. Mostly dry away from the far north of Scotland. Cloudy in the north, brighter in the south. High temperatures at 8 to 11C.