Issued: 0900 Thursday 2nd September 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Potentially becoming very warm early next week before cooler later
High pressure continues to give dry weather through the weekend with the possibility of some brighter spells too. Temperatures are likely to rise late in the weekend and into the early stages of next week as warm air wafts in from continental Europe. It could become very warm on a couple of days. There are hints of conditions then turning cooler and more mixed late in the week.
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High pressure to the east of the country on Sunday. There could be some low cloud and mist affecting northeastern coasts of England and eastern Scotland. Otherwise the day is going to be warm with broken cloud and some sunny spells. Mostly dry, but the threat of some isolated showers developing into the afternoon in parts of central and southern England. Increased wind and cloud in western and southern Ireland, some rain here too. Highs at 21 to 25C.
A cold front sinks south through Scotland and into northern England bringing rain which is going to be turning lighter and more patchy through the day. Fresher weather arrives in Scotland behind the front. brighter and very warm in the southern half of England and Wales. Highs at 27C in the far south of England, 15C in northern Scotland.
High pressure remains to the east on Tuesday. The warm or very warm southeast flow brings sunny spells and dry conditions for many, although eastern coasts may still be troubled by low cloud and some mist. A few showers could affect the far southwest of England and the far south of Ireland. Highs at 18C in the cloudier east, a muggy 21 to 26C elsewhere.
An area of low pressure off southwest England could bring some cloud and outbreaks of rain to the southwest through Wednesday. This rain also affecting the far south and west of Ireland, as well as northwest Scotland. Drier in central and eastern areas with some bright or sunny spells. Very warm again at 21 to 25C for most.
A shallow area of low pressure may develop over the UK and Ireland on Thursday. This brings showery bursts of rain with it. More persistent rain may affect northern parts of Scotland. Highs at 18 to 24C.
Periods of rain again affecting much of England and Wales on Friday. Probably becoming fresher for all with sunny spells across Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 16 to 21C.