Issued: 0900 Tuesday 1st June 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Warm with a good deal of dry weather but, thundery, heavy showers are a theme too
Staying warm through the week with a good deal of dry weather about, however, there is an increased risk of showers becoming heavy and thundery on some days.
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A slack area of low pressure affects the UK and Ireland on Friday. Outbreaks of rain for the west of Scotland and Ireland. Broken cloud and feeling muggy in other areas, but some sunny spells developing. Highs at 17 to 23C.
A complex picture for Saturday. With low pressure to the west and weak higher pressure further east, expect Ireland, Northern Ireland, western Scotland, Wales and western parts of England to see more in the way of cloud cover and outbreaks of rain at times. Drier further east with better sunny spells. There is the chance of some thundery rain affecting the far south east of England, although confidence in this is low at this time. Highs at 19 to 25C.
A weak ridge of high-pressure over the country on Sunday. This is likely to be bringing a day of broken cloud and some sunny spells. It will be warm and should be staying dry for most although there is a threat of some thundery showers developing across southern England later on. A chance of some showers developing later in the west too. Highs at 19 to 25C.
Pressure remains high through Monday. This will bring dry weather to many areas, although there is a risk of some heavy showers developing across of Wales, western England and western Scotland in the afternoon. Warm with highs at 19 to 26C.
Despite pressure remaining fairly high there is a risk of some further thundery showers merging into longer spells of rain in Wales, Northwest England and parts of Scotland on Tuesday. Probably brighter and drier in the east. Highs at 19 to 25C.
A largely dry day with suny spells on Wednesday as high pressure remains close by still, however, there is the risk of some thundery showers developing across the southeast of England and up the east coasts. Highs at 18 to 23C.