Issued: 0900 Monday 16th May 2022
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain at times, rather muggy and warm, perhaps getting drier later
A warm week overall with some periods of rain. The rain could be thundery at times and local downpours are possible. There will be some drier days too with a tendency towards these being more widespread as we approach the end of the forecast period.
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Thundery rain passes eastwards through all areas overnight into Thursday. The day is then expected to be brighter and drier for most, although the rai may linger in southeast England for a while. Some good spells of sunshine and feeling fresher. It is going to be staying dry into the afternoon with more sunshine to come. Cloud may increase in southern Ireland and southwest England later, perhaps with some fog and drizzle affecting the coasts here. Highs at 15 to 19C for most, but to 23C in southeast England.
Fronts pushing northeast through the British Isles on Friday. These bring thundery rain to Ireland and the west of the UK. Patchier rain through other areas, although some thundery, heavier rain may affect the southeast. Probably drier and brighter in northern Scotland. Highs at 16 to 21C.
Low pressure north of the country on Saturday with a ridge of high pressure to the south. There will be some rain in Scotland, and a risk of some showers in northwest England and western hills of Wales too. More eastern and southern areas should be drier and brighter with sunny spells. Highs at 16C in northern Scotland, 22C in southern England.
Sunday may bring quite a cloud, southwest flow across the British Isles;. Outbreak of rain could afect Ireland and parts of northwest England and western Scotland as well as west Wales More eastern and southern areas are likely to be drier and brighter. A further area of rain affecting the far north of Scotland. highs at 16C in the west 23C in the sunnier east.
Higher pressure to the west on Monday and low pressure to the east. A front pushes south bringing showery rain through Scotland and England, although turning drier and brighter in the west. Highs at 14 to 21C.
High pressure may be over the British Isles on Tuesday. This should bring a fair and dry day with good spells of sunshine. A strong breeze affecting southern areas. Highs at 18 to 24C.