Issued: 1000hrs Sunday 12th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Warmer than recently
High pressure will influence the country early in the week, giving a run of dry, sunny and warmer days. Easterly winds will strengthen later in the week, and there is an increasing risk of patchy rain or some heavy showers developing.
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High pressure will be to the northeast of the UK. A slack southeasterly pattern prevails. Dry and sunny overall, perhaps a slight haze toward the south and east. Light winds for most, but a brisk easterly on the south coast. Some high cloud may come into Ireland. Starting cool with local mist patches and a touch of frost rurally. Highs 15 to 18C, locally topping 20C in favoured spots in the north & west.
An east to southeasterly breeze is likely to freshen later in the week. More cloud may appear, particularly in eastern regions, and a small chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon. Temperatures ranging from 13C or below on eastern coasts, to 15 to 17C inland, or locally nearer 20C in the west & northwest.
An easterly breeze is expected to bring variable cloud and some patchy rain across Britain, focused on eastern regions, where it may be a cool, damp and dull day. West and northwestern areas faring best for staying dry and bright. Highs 13 to 20C.
Confidence of detail is low. Some patchy rain is possible almost anywhere, with a chance of local heavy bursts. Sunny spells too, and feeling warm if sun comes through. Highs 13 to 21C.
An easterly pattern is likely to prevail. A few areas of showers and fairly cloudy skies. The northwest of Britain and Ireland should fare best. Some warm sunshine. Highs 13 to 21C.
An uncertain mix of sunshine and scope for thundery bursts of rain in places. Fairly warm and humid for some. Highs 14 to 21C.