Issued: 0900 Friday 4th September 2020
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
A mixed weekend then high pressure tries to be the dominating feature next week across the south, but mainly wet and windy further north.
Mixed conditions for the weekend, before high pressure and largely dry weather affects mainly the southern half of the UK and Ireland next week. It will be more unsettled further north. A breakdown of the weather for all through Friday.
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A ridge of high pressure through southern Ireland, England and Wales giving dry weather here with good spells of sunshine. Cloud in northern and western Ireland, Northern Ireland as well as Scotland where there will be rain to the north and west. Strengthening winds across northern Scotland too. Highs at 17C in northern Scotland, 21C in southern England.
Cloudy to the north and west as patchy rain spreads from west to east across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, northern England and into Wales. Winds still brisk along the far north and west of Scotland. Dry with the best of the sunshine further south and east. A mild day for most with highs at 23C in southern England, highs ranging from 18 to 21C widely with exception to northern Scotland where highs reach 15C.
Cloud and patchy light rain will affect southern England in the morning but will soon clear to allow for a dry and bright rest of the day across much of England and Wales. Ireland will also see a mostly dry and fine day but with showers affecting the northwest in the morning. Sunny spells and showers over Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England but these should gradually fizzle out through the afternoon. A brisk northwesterly wind should ease here too. Highs at 23C in the south of England and a cooler 14C in northern Scotland.
It still looks like much of the UK and Ireland will hold on to high pressure allowing for largely dry conditions on Thursday. Meanwhile, a deep low pressure will track east across Iceland and bring strengthened winds and outbreaks of rain to northern Scotland including the Northern Isles. Showers are likely to affect west Scotland too. Highs at 21C in the southeast of England and 16C further north.
That area of low pressure over Iceland will sweep an associated front down across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland through Friday morning before pushing into northern England and Wales in the afternoon. A brisk westerly wind will blow across northern and western areas. The rest of England looks to stay dry with a good deal of sunshine. Highs ranging from 21C in the southeast to a chilly 13C further north.
Cloudy with rain over England and Wales for much of the day while sunny spells and showers affect further north and west. There will be a brisk wind still across northern and western areas. Highs ranging from 14 to 20C.