Issued: 0900 Sunday 6th September 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure tries build to the south, mixed conditions further north
Higher pressure and largely dry weather affects the southern half of the UK and Ireland next week while it will be more unsettled further north with breezy and wet conditions here at times. Early indications are that wet conditions spread to most areas on Friday before higher pressure tries to build once more through next weekend.
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Cloud and patchy light rain will affect southern England in the morning but will soon clear to allow for a dry and bright afternoon for 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 fade 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.
High pressure to the southwest brings largely dry conditions to much of the UK and Ireland on Thursday. Meanwhile, a deep area of low pressure will track east across Iceland and bring strengthened winds and outbreaks of rain to northwestern Scotland and the Northern Isles. Showers are likely to affect western Scotland too. Highs at 20 or 21C in the southeast of England, just 13 or 14C for northern Scotland.
The area of low pressure over Iceland will send a rain-bearing front across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland through Friday morning which reaches 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, especially to the east. High temperatures ranging from 12 to 20C.
A general westerly flow over the UK and Ireland on Saturday with showers over western coasts and hills merging to give longer spells of rain at times. Drier and brighter to the east but with occasional showers reaching here at times. High temperatures range from 12 to 19C.
A north-south split in the weather on Sunday with high pressure to the south bringing largely dry and fine conditions to England, Wales and Ireland while lower pressure to the north brings cloud and outbreaks of rain to Scotland and Northern Ireland. highs at 14C in the north, 21C in the south.
Monday could see higher pressure move east bringing a warm southerly flow over the country. Staying cloudy to the west with patchy outbreaks of rain; dry and fine to the east. Highs ranging from 17 to 23C.