Issued: 0900 Monday 25th May 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Plenty of dry weather and staying warm, but some thundery showers at the weekend
High pressure is going to be bringing overall dry weather through this week. There will be some weak fronts drifting into the high pressure allowing for more cloud. By the weekend some thundery showers affecting western Irland and thes drift into northern and western areas through the weekend and into the early stages of next week. Generally warm to very warm although cooler on eastern coasts at times.
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High pressure is dominating the whole of the country again on Thursday, centred to the east. Cloud associated with a warm front affecting central and northern Scotland and this could bring a few spots of rain and drizzle. For the rest of the UK and Ireland the day is going to be dry with sunshine, the best across central and southern England and Wales. Increasing cloud in Ireland. Highs at 22 to 25C in the sunshine, 22C in Ireland, 15C in northern Scotland.
High pressure to the east on Friday bringing a southeast flow to all. There could be some thundery showers triggering over northern England and Scotland in the afternoon. Increased cloud and a chance of thundery rain in western Ireland too. Drier weather for most other areas with bright or sunny periods. Highs at 18 to 22C, cooler in the east.
Pressure stays high on Saturday in most areas bringing sunny spells and dry weather for most. There is a risk of some low cloud and drizzle in western Scotland. A risk of some thundery showers breaking out in Ireland. Highs at 18 to 23C.
Another dry day under higher pressure in many areas. Sunny spells and feeling warm too, although there will be broken cloud. Thundery showers affecting Ireland and western Scotland. Highs near 18 to 24C.
A ridge of high pressure persists in England, Wales and southern Ireland bringing dry weather with sunny spells. Fronts may give rain to the northern half of Ireland and western Scotland, a few spots of northwest England too. Drier and brighter to the east. Highs at 23C in southern areas, 12C in northern Scotland.
Showers could affect Scotland, northern England, Wales and Ireland on Tuesday. There is also a risk of some showers in the far southeast of England. Elsewhere it stays dry with sunny spells. Highs at 19 to 26C.