Issued: 0930 Thursday 16th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A cooler and more unsettled weekend, then drier and warmer next week
A spell of more unsettled weather develops through this weekend. Feeling cooler with outbreaks of showers and rain. Tending to turn drier again next week as higher pressure builds to the west. It should become drier with sunny spells and is likely to be feeling milder again.
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Low pressure remains on Sunday with a northeast to easterly breeze affecting most areas. Some bright spells but also showers developing, particularly in the west. The showers could turn heavy and thundery at times. Cool in cloudier northern areas at 12 to 15C, warmer in the south at 17 or 18C.
Low pressure to the east of the UK with higher pressure building to the west. There will be a mix of sunny spells and showers in many areas, most of these affecting western parts of the UK and Ireland. Drier for eastern parts of England and Scotland. Highs at 14C on eastern coasts but up to 20C in southern England, more generally 16 to 18C.
A slack pressure flow on Tuesday. This brings some sunny spells but also allow for showers to develop. The showers tending to be scattered, although they could be thundery in places. High temperatures at 13 to 21C.
A ridge of high pressure building over the west of the UK and Ireland on Wednesday. This brings fair weather in the west, although some showers in the east. Highs at 16 to 23C.
Higher pressure remains on Thursday. There is a risk of further showers in the far east of the country. Some cloud and rain to the west. Sunny spells and dry for most. Highs at 15 to 22C.
Low pressure to the northwest on Friday. This brings periods of rain to the northern half of Ireland, Scotland and northern England. Sunny spells and showers elsewhere. Highs at 14 to 21C.