Issued: 1000 Friday 3rd May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A cold weekend with a risk of ground frost, then a dry start to next week
Colder weather as we head into the holiday weekend. There is a risk of some wintry showers over the hills of Scotland. A risk of some ground frosts too for many over the weekend. Dry to start next week although things look to turn more unsettled from the middle of the week.
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Holiday Monday 06/05/19
High pressure to the southwest and low pressure to the northeast keeps the UK into a chilly northerly airflow on Monday. The day will start cool with a touch of frost for many. There will be good spells of sunshine and scattered showers for Ireland and Scotland, although a weak front could bring more persistent rain to southern Scotland and northern England. To the south of this it should stay mostly dry with a mixture of broken cloud and some sunny spells. High temperatures widely at 8 to 11C, though 13 or 14C is possible in the southeast.
Tuesday may see the arrival of a low pressure area across the southern UK and Ireland. This may bring heavy rain and strong winds to Ireland, Wales, England and the south of Scotland later in the day. Prior to this it will be a mixed day with sunny spells and scattered showers. More persistent rain is expected in Scotland. Highs at 8 to 14C.
Low pressure may remain to the south on Wednesday bringing further rain to Ireland, Wales and England. Drier and brighter in the north of Scotland with the chance of a wintry shower. Highs at 7 to 9C in Scotland, 11 to 16C everywhere else.
Low pressure over the southern UK may bring another unsettled day on Thursday. Strong winds and heavy, blustery showers for some, particularly in the west. Drier to the east. High temperatures at 8C in northeast Scotland, 13 or 14C in southeast England.
Low pressure staying close by on Friday continuing the north to northeasterly airflow. Another mixed day of strong winds, scattered showers and more persistent rainfall over the northern half of Scotland. High temperatures at 8 to 15C.
Low pressure moves off over Denmark but trails a front that brings prolonged periods of rain to northeastern Scotland. Scattered showers for Ireland. Mostly dry and bright for the rest of Scotland, England and Wales. Highs at 7 to 14C.