Issued: 0900hrs Wednesday 7th July 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
A wet start to next week, but fine summer weather returns
A broad area of low pressure will drift slowly across Britain and Ireland this weekend and into early next week, producing areas of heavy showers and some more persistent rain. High pressure will then build in from the southwest to bring drier and warmer conditions for many as the week progresses.
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A very slack pressure pattern prevails leading to a fair amount of uncertainty of local detail by the weekend. Many areas will remain dry, though there is a risk of a few areas of showers, most widely into the afternoon, and locally more persistent rain for a time in the south. A lot of cloud. Generally very light winds, with a fresher southerly breeze in the west. Highs of 16 to 22C, quite humid.
A weak front moves into western Britain as low pressure drifts in from the Atlantic. Mostly cloudy in north and western regions with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Some locally heavier showers may form. Southeast England stays generally dry and warm. Mostly light winds from the south, although breezier in the southwest. Temperatures between 15C in the northwest to 23C in the southeast.
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. Cool if rain persists. Highs 15 to 21C.
A westerly breeze is likely across Britain. Sunshine and a few showers again, these focused on eastern regions. Pressure tending to build from the southwest brings drier conditions to western regions. Highs 16 to 22C.
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 23C.
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 24C.