Rather changeable and often unsettled during the early part of the forecast, but some evidence to suggest drier weather may return next week.
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Further unsettled weather is likely for more northern and western areas into Friday at the moment, particularly Scotland, Ireland and parts of N England where some further rain or showers are possible and still rather windy here as well. A ridge of high pressure extends eastwards to the south of the UK through the day so more central and southern areas of England and Wales should have a mainly dry day with some sunny spells. Warm in the south, cooler in the north. Highs 13C to 19C, highest across south-east England.
By Saturday and similar conditions are forecast to continue with lower pressure situated just to the west of the UK and then moving across most areas during the day maintaining unsettled conditions across northern and western areas in particular, but even further south and east some showers are possible through the day, perhaps heavy and thundery in places. A cool day for all, especially compared with of late despite near average temperatures. Highs 13C to 18C.
The unsettled weather is likely to continue through to next Sunday at the moment as low pressure continues to dominate just to the north-west. Further rain or showers seem likely, particularly in the north and west but a ridge of high pressure transiting England and Wales through the day does mean a likely drier, sunnier and perhaps warmer day here than compared with Saturday. Highs 14C to 21C, highest in the far south-east.
Uncertainties by next Monday but high pressure may extend further north through the day so most of England and Wales having a mainly dry day with some sunny spells, especially in the south. Still more changeable or unsettled across northern areas though with some rain or showers still possible, especially across Scotland and Ireland where it may also remain rather windy. Highs 13C to 17C in the north, 16C to 22C in the south and south-east.
There is now greater evidence to suggest high pressure will build back in across most areas of the UK through next week, perhaps with the exception of Scotland which could maintain a cooler, more showery weather type. Much of the UK though should become dry and mainly settled once again with some bright or sunny spells. Pleasantly warm but with winds often from the west, then very warm or hot weather is not to be expected. Highs 14C to 18C in the north and west, around 18C to 22C in the south and east.
At the moment high pressure is set to remaing the dominant feature across many areas, again continuing to extend up into the UK from the south-west. The exception to this could be northern areas of Scotland where it could still be cooler and cloudier with some showers. Overall though much of the UK should be mainly dry and settled by next week with some bright or sunny spells. Temperatures warm for most, especially across England and Wales. Highs 16C to 22C.