Issued: 1000hrs Friday 10th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Light winds, then breezier later in week
The weather is improving heading into mid-May as high pressure builds across the country. A warmer southeasterly airflow will push temperatures into the 20s Celsius for some places and there will be a lot of sunshine.
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High pressure centred to the east of England brings dry and fairly sunny weather to all regions of Britain. Weak fronts passing to the northwest of Scotland may give a bit more cloud and small chance of drizzly rain to the western Isles. A light south to southeasterly breeze. Temperatures rising after a cool start to 15 to 18C, locally warmer to the lee of high ground in the north & west.
High pressure stays to the east, promoting a warm southeasterly flow. Light winds overall, although southwestern coasts may be breezier. A lot of sunshine, a slight haze. Local mist patches from dawn. Highest temperatures toward the north and west in shelter to the lee of the hills, widely 16 to 20C, locally a little warmer.
Little overall change, with a slack southeasterly pattern prevailing. Dry and sunny. A fairly hazy atmosphere. Light winds. Starting cool with local mist patches. Highs 17 to 22C.
A continued southeasterly pattern. A fresher breeze may develop. More cloud may appear, and a small chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon. Highs 16 to 21C.
Indications favour lower pressure developing around Biscay. A fresh easterly breeze. North and western areas dry. Chance of patchy rain south. Highs 15 to 20C.
Some rain is possible for southern counties, whilst northern Britain should stay generally dry. An easterly breeze. Highs 14 to 19C.