Issued: 0800 Saturday 10th July 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Becoming dry as high pressure builds, warm temperatures
Drier weather is going to arrive during the week ahead as high pressure builds. This will also be lifting temperatures which will become warm or very warm. Always the risk of some cloud in the far north of Scotland, with some cloud perhaps drifting onto eastern coasts at times too.
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A ridge of high pressure building from the west on Tuesday. There is the threat of some rain affecting parts of the far southeast during the day. Elsewhere it will be drier with some. Elsewhere it will be a drier day with some reasonable spells of sunshine developing, the best of these in the west. Some scattered showers could developing in the Midlands and Wales, mostly over high ground. Highs at 18 to 23C.
High pressure to the south of Ireland with a ridge extending through Ireland and the UK. A risk of a few showers and some cloud close to the far east of East Anglia and Kent. Elsewhere the day should be dry with plenty of sunshine. Some cloud affecting the far northwest of Scotland. Highs at 15C in northwest Scotland, 21 to 24C for most.
High pressure is likely to be in control of the weather through Thursday. Dry with sunny spells. Highs at 16C in northern and western Scotland, mostly 21 to 26C but 18C in northern Scotland.
High pressure to the west of Ireland on Friday. A weak front may bring some cloud and outbreaks of rain to northern Scotland. For most areas it should be dry with a fair amount of sunshine. Highs at 16 to 18C in northern Scotland, more widely 21 to 25C.
High pressure remains on Saturday. It is likely to be dry for most with bright or sunny spells. Some cloud in northern and northwestern Scotland with rain here at times. Highs at 19 to 26C.
High pressure is dominant again through Sunday. This brings dry weather with sunny spells, the best in the west. There may be some broken cloud over eastern coasts and hills. Highs at 20 to 26C.