Issued: 0900 Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Becoming mixed and fresher next week
Staying mainly dry and mild, even warm for some, through this week and into the weekend. A more mixed, in places unsettled, pattern next week with strengthening winds and cooler temperatures expected.
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Higher pressure continues to influence drier and milder conditions in the south and east, while lower pressure sits in the Atlantic. Some patchy rain affecting western parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, but a mostly dry day is expected. Some mist and fog patches for many to start but once these lift there will be plenty of sunny spells. Warm again in any sunny spells at 23 or 24C in central and eastern England, 17C over western coasts and hills but a cooler 13C in northwest Scotland.
A front bringing some rain through western Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland on Sunday. For England and Wales it is likely to be dry overall, although with a fair a mount of cloud and cannot rule out some showers developing in the afternoon. There will be some breaks in the cloud in central and eastern areas allowing for some bright or sunny spells to develop here. Warm again in England and Wales at 20 to 22C, cooler across Scotland and Northern Ireland with highs at 15 to 18C.
A front passes east on Monday taking rain with it across England and Wales. This is going to clear and introduce much fresher, drier conditions. Sunny spells developing with some showers over western coasts and hills. A breezier day for all. Highs at a fresher 11 to 17C.
Low pressure close by to Ireland will bring outbreaks of rain to Ireland, Northern Ireland, parts of Wales and southwestern regions of England. Elsewhere, expect drier and brighter conditions for a time before cloud thickens. Highs at 12 to 17C.
Low pressure controls the weather again through Wednesday. Rain will clear eastern areas first thing to see dfrier conditions behind, although expect showers, the heaviest in the north and west. Fewer showers in the east and south with the best of the sunshine here. A breezy day for most, windy towards the northwest. Highs at 12 to 17C.
Still a mobile flow across the country with low pressure still being dominant. Staying rather breezy so expect blustery showers, these heavier and most frequent in the north and west. Drier further south and east with the best of the sunshine here. HIghs at 13 to 17C.