Issued: 0900hrs Thursday 8th July 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Rain to start the week
High pressure is expected to gradually extend in across the British Isles next week, and may bring a settled spell of summer weather with warmer temperatures. The west and northwest may be grazed by some Atlantic frontal systems for a few days through midweek.
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Low pressure located to the west of Britain pushes a frontal system across the country to bring a lot of cloud and areas of rain. Most persistent in the north and west, patchier toward the east, although a few heavy showery bursts could run across the Midlands. Driest for longest in East Anglia and the southeast before a few showers develop later. South to southwesterly breezes, strongest in the west. Highs 16 to 23C.
Pressure stays fairly low across Britain and Ireland, with a risk of some heavy and slow-moving showers widely. A greater risk of rain for central and eastern counties of England, some heavy bursts, perhaps thundery in places. A fresh westerly breeze in the south and southwest. Brighter skies developing across Wales and western England. Cool if rain persists. Highs 15 to 21C.
A west to northwesterly breeze is likely across Britain. Sunshine and a few showers again, these focused on eastern regions, locally heavy by afternoon. Pressure tending to build from the southwest brings drier conditions to western regions. Sunny spells and broken cloud. Strongest breeze in the south. Highs 16 to 23C.
High pressure building in from the southwest should bring a brighter and drier day to most places, with a smaller risk of catching a shower. A light westerly breeze is likely to prevail. Sunshine and broken cloud. Weak fronts coming into the northwest may bring a little rain to western Scotland. Highs 17 to 24C.
High pressure influences southern Britain with plenty of fine weather, whilst a southwesterly breeze is expected to bring some cloud and patchy rain to western Scotland and Northern Ireland. Highs 18 to 25C.
Pressure is expected to stay high across southern Britain, perhaps building further northwards. A good amount of fine, warm and sunny weather. Risk of more cloud toward the far northwest and perhaps patchy rain. Highs 18 to 25C.