Issued: 1000 Friday 16th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Wind, rain and showers through the weekend, becoming drier and brighter next week
Windy and unsettled weather conditions through this coming weekend. Showers for Saturday and Sunday and continuing into the start of next week. Indications are that conditions improve next week as pressure starts to build from mid-week. Showers and outbreaks of rain persisting for northern and western areas but becoming drier with frequent spells of sunshine further south and east.
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Further frequent blustery showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday as low pressure moves to the northeast. Western coasts and hills will have showers too which may merge to give more prolonged spells of rain at times. Isolated showers elsewhere with some bright or sunny spells. Staying breezy with high temperatures at 14 to 21C.
Higher pressure builds over England and Wales on Tuesday while low pressure stays to the northwest. Further showers and outbreaks of rain for northern and western parts of Ireland and Scotland with isolated showers spreading into eastern parts of Scotland. England, Wales and southeastern parts of Ireland should stay mostly dry with plenty of sunshine. Highs at 15 to 21C.
Low pressure moves over northern areas once more on Wednesday bringing outbreaks of rain and showers to Ireland, Scotland and northern and central parts of England and Wales. Staying dry and brighter over southern parts of England and Wales. Breezy with highs at 14 to 21C.
Lower pressure stays to the northwest while higher pressure is to the southeast. Blustery showers affecting Northern Ireland, Scotland, western Ireland, northern England and northern and western parts of Wales. Dry and brighter further south and east.Breezy again with highs of 16 to 23C.
Friday looks to continue much the same as Thursday with blustery showers for northern and western areas. Drier and brighter further to the south and east. High temperatures at 16 to 23C.
A trough of lower pressure may extend across the British Isles on Saturday bringing a mixed day with plenty of sunshine and frequent scattered showers which may be thundery at times. Highs at 17 to 24C.