Issued: 0900 Saturday 4th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure returning next week bringing some mixed weather our way
Low pressure is expected to return to the UK and Ireland by mid-week bringing a more unsettled spell of weather our way. A mixture of cloudy skies, sunny spells and scattered showers with fresh winds and some longer spells of rain at times.
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Tuesday will be a mixed day of cloudy skies, sunny spells and showers, some of which may be rather wintry, with low pressure to the northeast and southwest. Showers may merge to give longer spells of rain over Ireland and northern and central parts of England. Wintry showers are likely to be confined to higher ground in Scotland. The best of the brightness in the northeast, becoming cloudier through the day in the southwest. Highs at 8 to 13C.
An area of low pressure will track from west to east just to the south of the UK on Wednesday bringing strong winds and rain to England and Wales through the day. Drier and brighter in the north of Scotland with the chance of a wintry shower; rain moving into eastern areas later. Showers affecting Ireland through the afternoon too. Highs widely at 7 to 11C, though 12 to 14C is possible in southern parts of Ireland and England.
Low pressure stays close by on Thursday bringing another very unsettled day. Strong winds and heavy, blustery showers for some, particularly in the northeast. High temperatures at 7 to 11C in the north and west, 12 to 15C in the southeast.
Low pressure staying close by again on Friday bringing a northwest to northerly airflow. Another mixed day of strong winds, scattered showers and more persistent rainfall over the northern half of Scotland. Persistent rain is possible too in the southeast. Highs at 9 to 13C.
Low pressure stays to the north of Scotland on Saturday bringing rain to the northern half of the UK. A mixture of scattered showers and sunny spells for England, Ireland and Wales. Highs at 9 to 14C.
There are hints of high pressure building from the southwest. This would bring a mostly dry and bright day with a few showers for eastern and central England. High temperatures at 11 to 16C.