Issued: 0930 Sunday 5th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure returning mid-week bringing spells of rain and high winds
Low pressure is expected to return to the UK and Ireland by mid-week bringing a more unsettled spell of weather our way. A mixture of cloudy skies, sunny spells and scattered showers with fresh winds and some longer spells of rain at times. Early indications are that high pressure will build once more over next weekend.
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An area of low pressure will track from west to east just to the south of the UK on Wednesday bringing strong winds and rain to Ireland, England and Wales through the day. Drier and brighter in the north of Scotland with the chance of a wintry shower; rain moving into eastern areas later though. Showers affecting Ireland through the afternoon too. Highs widely at 7 to 11C, though 13 to 15C is possible in southern parts of Ireland and England.
Low pressure stays close by on Thursday bringing another very unsettled day. Strong winds and heavy, blustery showers for many. More persistent rain affecting the northern half of the UK and eastern parts of England. Some good sunny spells developing later across England, Ireland and Wales. High temperatures at 8 to 11C in the north and west, 12 to 14C in the southeast.
Low pressure staying close by again on Friday bringing a northwest to northerly airflow. Another mixed day of strong winds and more persistent rainfall over Scotland and Ireland. A band of rain affecting southeastern England too. Drier and bright for Wales and central and northern parts of England. Highs at 7 to 11C in northern and western areas, 13 to 15C in the southeast.
Low pressure moves to the east on Saturday bringing rain to northern and eastern parts of the UK. A mixture of scattered showers and sunny spells elsewhere with the best of the brightness over southwestern parts of Ireland and the UK. High temperatures at 8 to 14C.
There are hints of high pressure building from the west and southwest on Sunday. This would bring a mostly dry and bright day with a few showers for eastern and central England. High temperatures at 8 to 14C.
High pressure building through Monday bringing another dry and fair day to the UK and Ireland. High cloud may turn the sun rather hazy at times. High temperatures at 8 to 13C.