Issued: 0900 Friday 11th June 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
A more fluid weather pattern next week with lower pressure pushing in. Largely dry further south and east, cloud towards the north and west
Largely sunny, dry and warm conditions this weekend, but from later on Sunday and through next week the weather does turn more mixed as we introduce lower pressure on to the scene. Northern and western areas will see more cloud and outbreaks of rain, while southern and eastern areas will fair drier and warmer but with risk of showers.
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A front will have brought rain to Northern Ireland, northern parts of Ireland and parts of Scotland overnight Sunday into Monday morning. The front then weakens rather considerably as it passes southeastwards with higher pressure pushing in from the southwest during the afternoon. Many southern areas seeing dry weather but as the front does pass through there will be more cloud for a time aross central and southern England as well as Wales with the risk of some showers developing. Highs at 28C in southern England, 14 to 17C in Scotland and Ireland.
A dry morning for most with sunny spells, however, an area of low pressure pushes towards western Scotland on Tuesday and will sweep a front eastwards bringing rain to western parts of Scotland and Ireland initially. Northern Ireland will also see patchy rain, but at this stage elsewhere should remain dry although cloud will gradually thicken from the west. Highs at 22 to 25C in southern England, 16 to 21C elsewhere.
On Wednesday, the UK and Ireland will be more engulfed within an area of low pressure. Cloudier skies and outbreaks of rain are expected across Ireland, Northern Ireland with some patchy rain across Scotland, Wales and western parts of England. Drier elsewhere, but there is also a risk for some heavy showers, possibly thundery, to push up across southeastern parts of England later in the day and overnight. Highs near 15 to 19C for most, but still to very warm at 27C in the southeast.
A fresher day for Thursday with some showers in the north and east. A few sunny spells too, the best of them in the west with a ridge of high pressure building here. Highs at 14 to 22C.
Friday is looking to see a ridge of high pressure building from the souhtwest. This should bring plenty of dry weather, particularly later, but there is the risk for some showers across northern and eastern areas. Highs at 15 to 21C.
A ridge looks to be still about on Saturday allowing for a largely dry day, although the next low pressure and associated front pushes towards Ireland which will allow the cloud to build here and rain by later in the day. Highs at 15 to 21C.