Issued: 0900hrs Friday 9th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Some drier, sunnier days; often windy
An unsettled weather pattern continues through the middle of August as a series of Atlantic lows continue to affect the British Isles. Periods of heavy rain, showers and strong winds. Occasional drier, brighter days. Temperatures on the low side as winds from the west to northwest prevail.
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A west to northwesterly flow prevails into the start of the week as a trough of low pressure continues to influence the British Isles. Generally a mix of sunshine and showers, although there will be local variations. Some places may see rain for a few hours, while others will be more often dry. Gusty winds and feeling rather cool. High temperatures at 14 to 20C, warmest in southern England.
Pressure is expected to briefly build from the south before another area of low pressure approaches from the southwest bringing strong winds and outbreaks of heavy rain to Ireland and the southern UK. A dry and bright start for much of the UK. Becoming increasingly wet and windy from the southwest through the day. High temperatures at 13 to 19C.
Low pressure passes gradually northeastward bringing widespread strong winds and outbreaks of heavy rain to northern parts of the UK. A cold front brings rain for a time across England & Wales. Brighter skies follow from the west with scattered showers for Ireland, Wales, southern and central England. Highs at 14 to 20C.
A northwesterly flow may temporarily establish over the British Isles bringing a bright day with scattered showers - these most frequent in the west. Rather cool with high temperatures only 13 to 21C.
A brief ridge of high pressure builds from the southeast, with short-lived dry weather before the next Atlantic low moves in. Outbreaks of sometimes heavy rain for Ireland and the southern UK later. A fairly cool day with highs of 15 to 22C.
Continuing wet and windy for the southern UK first thing as low pressure clears to the east. Brightening from the west later and for northern parts of the UK throughout the day. High temperatures at 16 to 22C.