Issued: 0900 Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Weather progressively settles this week but turns cooler
As higher pressure gradually ridges in from the Atlantic later in the week a northwesterly wind flow sets giving a cooler and fresher feel for all. High pressure keeps weather settled into the following week and it will progressively get warmer again.
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A ridge of high pressure building through much of the UK and Ireland on Friday though in a persistent north-westerly wind flow expect scattered showers to affect northern and west coasts and hills across the UK and Ireland. Elsewhere, it will be dry with sunny spells. A cooler day with highs at 17 to 24C.
High pressure remains over most areas on Saturday and is likely to be centred just west of Ireland. It should be a fair day with good spells of sunshine across England, Wales and much of Ireland. More cloud cover across Scotland and Northern Ireland with the risk of patchy rain here, some persistent spells of rain in the west of Scotland. Highs around 17 to 25C.
High pressure centred over Ireland on Sunday. It is likely to be fair with broken cloud and some bright or sunny spells. Some cloud and patchy rain affecting the far north of Scotland. Highs a milder 20 to 26C.
Pressure stays high on Monday giving a dry and fair day for most. Always more cloud with strengthening winds across the northwest of Scotland. Highs at 19 to 27C.
High pressure remains dominant on Tuesday with dry and sunny weather for many, though thicker cloud with some patchy rain will affect north and west Scotland as well as coasts of Northern Ireland. Highs at a warmer 21C in the north and 28C in the south.
Still a largely dry, fine and warm day for many, though once again cloud and a few scattered showers affect western Scotland. Highs at 22 to 28C.