Issued: 0900 Friday 5th July 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Plenty of dry weather, although there will be some showers at times
Plenty of dry weather over the coming days, feeling cool but with a few showers, especially to the north and northwest. Next week is likely to be starting similar, but there are hints of showers becoming more widespread into the middle of the week.
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A weak ridge of high pressure holds on over the eastern half of the UK on Monday. This brings a mostly dry day though cloud will build from the west as an area of low pressure approaches from the Atlantic. An overcast day in Ireland and the west of the UK with outbreaks of showery rain through the evening. Dry and bright for the eastern UK though cloud will build from the west. Some showers may develop over southern England through the afternoon. Highs at 21 or 22C in southern England, 15C in northern Scotland, more widely 17 to 20C.
Low pressure to the west brings a mostly cloudy day for Ireland and the UK. There will be showery outbreaks of rain at times for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northwestern parts of England. A brighter day for eastern areas while central and southern parts of England should stay dry. High temperatures widely at 15 to 21C, 22 to 23C in the southeast.
Outbreaks of rain for Ireland, Wales, northern England and Scotland as low pressure is centred west of Ireland. Most of the rain showery though it may be rather heavy in places. Drier for the far south of England with some bright spells. High temperatures generally ranging from 16 to 21C, cooler for northeast Scotland.
Pressure stays low on Thursday. There will be frequent outbreaks of showery rain, some of it heavy, particularly for Ireland, Wales, western Scotland and northeast England. Most areas seeing a rather overcast day. Highs at 15 to 22C, though parts of the southeast could see 23 to 24C.
High pressure begins to build once more on Friday though a weak trough may bring heavy showers to Ireland and western parts of the UK. Best of the sunshine in the southeast. High temperatures at 17 to 23C.
Saturday sees high pressure continuing to build over the UK and Ireland. Occasional showers may affect Ireland, Wales and western England. Dry and bright elsewhere. High temperatures at 18 to 25C.