Issued: 0900 Monday 7th September 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Becoming very warm in the south and east where it will be mostly dry, some rain in the north and west
A mixed week ahead with temperatures varying. There will be some very warm days, especially in the south and east. Rain affecting the north and west at times, and it is likely to be windier here. Despite the warmer temperaures overall there will be some cooler days too. For the weather for the next few days click here
A ridge of high-pressure affects much of the UK and Ireland on Thursday. They will be cloud and outbreaks of rain in northern and western Scotland where it will be breezy to. There could be some drizzle in Northwest Ireland as well. For most areas it will be a bright day with broken cloud and sunny spells. The best of the sunshine in eastern and southern parts of England. Western coasts of Wales and northwest England as well as southwest England could see more low cloud. Highs at 16C in northwest Scotland, 20C in southeast England.
High pressure remains over southern England through Friday bringing another day with good spells of sunshine to many areas. Always cloudier in Northwest England, Scotland, Ireland, western Wales, and the western coast of Southwest England. There could be some drizzle affecting those cloudier western coasts, with heavier and more persistent rain likely in western Scotland and northwest Ireland as fronts arrive here. Windier in the north too. Highs at 22C in southeast England, widely 16 to 19C, but nearer 12 to 15C in the cloudier west.
A weakening cold front passes south through England and Wales on Saturday bringing a scattering of showers. Brighter and cooler weather follows into Scotland, Ireland and northern England, then spreads south through the whole of England and Wales. More persistent showers could affect northern and western Scotland. Highs at 19C in southern England, generally 14 to 17C.
High pressure builds to the east of the UK on Sunday. This brings a very warm day to most of England, Wales and Ireland with good spells of sunshine. Sunny spells and dry in eastern and southern Scotland. Thick cloud and some drizzle in north-western Scotland where it will be breezy. Highs at 26C in southeast England, widely 20 to 23C, but 16C in northwest Scotland.
Staying dry and very warm for most on Monday. It should be generally dry with sunny intervals. There may be some clouds around northern and western coast but generally a fair day is expected. Highs at 21 to 28C.
Fair again of the most of England and Wales on Tuesday with some good spells of sunshine and staying very warm. Cooler conditions with some cloud and rain may affect northern and western Scotland as well as Northern Ireland. The risk of an isolated thunderstorm in southern areas later. Temperatures at 28C in southern England, 16C in northern Scotland.