Issued: 0900hrs Tuesday 6th July 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
High pressure trying to build next week
A fairly unsettled spell through the weekend, although the weather will be quite hit and miss with some places often seeing showers, whilst others will escape more often dry. Next week, indications favour a gradual build of pressure from the southwest and improving conditions for most places.
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Slack pressure and light winds across the British Isles. Many places will see dry weather with a mix of cloud and sun, cloud tending to fill in during the afternoon inland across the country whilst coasts stay sunnier. A few showers are likely to break out, these focused toward eastern areas later in the afternoon, the odd heavy one is possible. A risk of more persistent rain reaching the southwest later. Feeling quite humid, highs 18 to 24C.
A very slack pressure pattern prevails leading to a fair amount of uncertainty of local detail by the weekend. Many areas will remain warm and dry, though there is a risk of a few areas of showers or locally more persistent rain for a time in the south. Generally very light winds, with a fresher southerly breeze in the west. Highs of 16 to 23C, quite humid.
A front may extend into western Britain as low pressure drifts in from the Atlantic. Expect sunshine and a few showers, these most frequent toward the west and north, passing eastward by afternoon. Some more persistent rain may develop in western areas of Britain, and more widely across Ireland. Southeast England may stay generally dry and warm. Highs of 15 to 24C.
Pressure stays fairly low across Britain and Ireland, with a risk of some heavy and slow-moving showers widely. These will be hit and miss with some bright and sunnier spells at times, best in the east in the morning. A fresh westerly breeze for southwest England. Highs 16 to 22C.
A westerly breeze is likely across Britain. Sunshine and a few showers again, these focused on eastern regions in the afternoon. Pressure tending to build from the southwest brings drier conditions to western regions. 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. Highs 17 to 24C.