High pressure brings mostly dry weather through Thursday but with a fair amount of cloud. Any early morning mist or fog patches should lift as temperatures rise. The risk of an afternoon shower over the Midlands, northwestern England and southwestern Scotland. The best of any sunny spells will be found in the west of Ireland and eastern parts of England. Temperatures at 13 or 14C on eastern coasts, more widely 16 to 19C.
Dry overnight from Thursday into Friday with clearer skies to be found in the west. Cloudier in the east. Some mist or fog patches may form once more. Overnight lows around 5 to 9C for most.
A ridge of high pressure extends from Scandinavia across the British Isles on Friday. It will be a dry day with a mixture of sunny spells and cloudy skies. The best of the brightness will be over eastern areas. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Highs at 13 to 14C on eastern coasts, more widely 17 to 21C.
High pressure keeps the weather fair for most into the start of the holiday weekend. Warm with some good spells of sunshine, particularly in the southeast. Cloud will build over the northwest through the day leading to a few spots of rain through the afternoon for Northern Ireland and Scotland. High temperatures at 16 to 22C.