Issued: 0900 Thursday 9th May 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Getting brighter and drier but feeling cool, especially in the east
As higher builds through the weekend and into next week it will become drier. The northeast wind means that despite more sunshine it will be feeling cool for many, warmest of the weather to the west. An increasing risk of some drizzle affecting eastern and southern coasts and hills.
For the weather for the next few days click here
High pressure centred over the country on Sunday. This brings a fair morning with good spells of sunshine. Staying fair into the afternoon with more sunny spells. There will be some isolated showers developing, mostly in Wales and the Midlands as well as over the Pennines. A threat of some cloud and showery rain in the far north of Scotland. Chilly over eastern coasts. Highs at 12 to 17C.
Pressure stays high through Monday, centred to the northeast of the country. There is a risk of some low cloud and drizzle in western Ireland and western Scotland. Elsewhere it should be dry and warm with sunny spells, these hazy in the west. Tops near 13 to 19C.
Pressure stays high on Tuesday. There will be spells of sunshine, the best in the west. Eastern coasts may have some lower cloud at times. Highs at 14 to 18C in the west, 10C on eastern coasts.
High pressure to the north of the UK on Wednesday. This brings dry weather and good spells of sunshine. Eastern areas may see some low cloud drifting onto coasts at times. Highs at 12 to 16C, but cooler on eastern coasts.
High pressure stays to the north on Thursday. Northeast winds bringing some low cloud and a risk of some drizzle on eastern coasts. Brighter and drier in the west with sunny spells. Highs at 11 to 16C.
A cool day in northeast winds. Cloud and periods of patchy rain in southern and eastern areas. Brighter in the west with sunny spells here. Highs at 11 to 16C.