Issued: 0900 Monday 4th May 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Warm at the end of this week, plenty of dry weather, then colder next week
Conditions are hinted at becoming colder through the weekend and into next week, after having become warm at te end of this week. Latest thoughts for VE Day on Friday asre that there will be some cloud and rain in Ireland and western Scotland, brighter for other areas although with a few showers in the afternoon. The cooler weather at the weekend could alow for some sleet or snow over the hills of Scotland.
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High pressure to the east of the UK through Thursday. There will be spells of sunshine in eastern areas with dry conditions here. Cloudier sies to the west, these affecting all parts of Ireland. Outbreaks of rain in Ireland as well. One or two spots of rain may affect the coasts of southwest England. Highs at 16 to 18C.
Fronts affecting western parts of the UK and Ireland on Friday. Outbreaks of rain in Ireland and western Scotland. A drier start for England and Wales with sunny spells, but then scattered showers developing in the afternoon. A warmer day with highs at 24C in southeast England, 17 to 19C in cloudier areas, 13C in northwest Scotland.
Lower pressure to the south on Saturday. Higher pressure to the north. Cloud and some rain affecting Scotland. Broken cloud in other areas too and staying rather mild. There could be some spots of rain over high ground here and there, and then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs at a cold 8C in northern Scotland, 18 to 21C for many areas.
High pressure west of Scotland on Sunday with a colder, northerly wind affecting many areas. There will be some showers in northern and eastern Scotland and England, although western and southern areas dry with sunshine. Temperatures at 8 to 12C.
High pressure to the west of Ireland on Monday. A northerly flow brings some showers around western and northern Scotland as well as eastern England. Best of the sunshine in western areas. Highs at 9C on eastern coasts, 13C in the sunnier west.
High pressure remains west of Ireland with a cold, northerly wind persisting across the country. Showers across northern areas, fair to the south with sunny spells. Highs at 9 to 14C.