Issued: 0900 Wednesday 13th June 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Very little rain in the south, more mixed to the north but still plenty of dry weather
A changing weather pattern for the coming week as the wind turns more westerly. This brings lower pressure closer to the British Isles and Ireland. However, high pressure still manages to affect the south and so conditions stay drier than average overall. Weak fronts brushing through more northern areas bringing some cloud and patchy outbreaks of rain at times. Western hills and coasts may also experience some low cloud and drizzle on certain days.
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An area of low pressure will be crossing Ireland and the British Isles on Saturday. This brings an area of showery rain with it. The rain could be heavy at times with a few cracks of thunder. Fewer showers in southern England. Brighter Showers should ease in Ireland and the west of the UK later in the day with better sunny spells arriving here. Highs at a cooler 16 to 19C for most.
Low pressure to the east on Sunday with a ridge of high pressure building to the west. There may be a few morning showers along eastern coasts, with the risk of heavy, thundery showers developing in eastern Scotland and eastern England in the afternoon. Broken cloud further west with some sunny spells, although some drizzle affecting western Ireland. Highs at 16 to 21C.
The ridge of high pressure persists into Monday. This brings broken cloud and some bright or sunny spell for many. A weak front gives thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain in western Ireland and western Scotland. Isolated showers in southeast England and East Anglia. Highs at 19 to 23C.
Pressure stays mostly high in the south on Tuesday, although the southwest wind blows a front east across Ireland and Scotland bringing cloud and some spots of rain here. Western parts of Wales and northwest England have lower cloud and drizzle. Eastern and southern areas are drier and brighter. Highs near 18 to 24C.
A ridge of high pressure remains through the country on Wednesday. This brings fair conditions with sunny spells to many. Western coasts of Ireland and western Scotland may always see more in the way of cloud. An isolated shower could also affect eastern England. Highs near 18 to 24C.
The ridge of high pressure persists into Thursday. This gives dry weather to most with some bright or sunny spells. Western coasts of Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as southwest England are likely to see more cloud with the risk of a few spots of rain. Highs at 17 to 23C.