Issued: 0800 Monday 31st May 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Warm with some thundery rain on Wednesday, a few showers but plenty of drier weather following
Warm weather during the week ahead. There will be some thundery rain around during Wednesday, and a few showers towards the end of the week but a fair amount of dry weather. It should stay generally dry for many through the weekend although there will be areas of thundery showers and some rain around too.
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The remains of a front across western Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern parts of East Anglia on Thursday bringing some cloud and outbreaks of rain. Showers will be affecting western parts of Ireland, but for the rest of Ireland, Wales, central and southern England it should be brighter with some sunny spells. A scattering of showers developing in the afternoon. The far north and north-east of Scotland should be staying dry and bright with some sunny spells. Highs at 18 to 22C.
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 19 to 24C.
A complex picture for Saturday. The front is likely to be bringing some clouds and outbreaks of rain to much of central and western Ireland as well as the far west of Scotland. Eastern Ireland and much of Scotland, northern and western England and Wales are likely to be dry. 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 rage 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 lights on. A chance of some rain in the far north-west of Scotland 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.