Issued: 0930hrs Saturday 10th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Changeable weather conditions continue for British Isles
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. Temperatures on the cool side as winds from the west to northwest prevail.
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An area of low pressure tracks across Ireland overnight then across Wales and England throughout the day. This brings outbreaks of heavy rain and gusty winds for a time to the southern UK. Brightening from the west later with scattered showers. A bright day on the whole for the island of Ireland and Scotland though there will be frequent showers spreading from west to east for Northern Ireland and Scotland throughout the day. High temperatures at 13 to 19C.
Lower pressure to the west extends a trough across southern Ireland, Wales and England bringing heavy, sometimes thundery, bursts of rain. Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England should see a drier day though it is likely to be rather cloudy with scattered showers developing for some. These may be heavy and thundery over Scotland. Highs at 14 to 20C.
Pressure stays low to the northwest of the British Isles on Thursday. Conditions staying rather cloudy or overcast for most while fronts will bring bands of showery rain spreading from west to east across the country. There will be some heavy bursts at times. Winds strengthening over the southern half of the UK and Ireland. High temperatures at 14 to 22C.
High pressure briefly builds over the eastern UK bringing short-lived dry weather before the next Atlantic low moves in. Strong winds and heavy rain spreading across Ireland and into the western UK through the afternoon. High temperatures of 15 to 22C.
Continuing very windy with frequent showers and outbreaks of rain across the British Isles. Sunny spells developing between the showers over Ireland, England and eastern Wales later. High temperatures at 16 to 21C.
Low pressure stays close by to the northeast on Sunday bringing continued strong winds across much of the UK and Ireland. Frequent showers affecting Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and western parts of Ireland and Wales. Drier to the southeast. Highs at 14 to 20C.