Issued: 0930hrs Monday 13th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Warm and dry at first, cooler with a chance of rain later
High pressure will influence the country early in the week, giving a run of dry, sunny and warmer days. Easterly winds will strengthen later in the week, and there is an increasing risk of patchy rain or some heavy showers developing.
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High pressure over Scandinavia brings an east to southeasterly air flow to the UK and Ireland. A dry and bright day for eastern areas on Thursday; cloudier in the west with a chance of showers developing through the afternoon. High temperatures at 14 to 18C.
An easterly breeze is expected to bring variable cloud and some patchy rain across Britain, mainly focused on eastern regions, where it may be a cool, damp and dull day. West and northwestern areas faring best for staying dry and bright. High temperatures widely at 14 to 18C, just 11 to 12C on eastern coasts.
Confidence of detail is low but it looks as though an east to northeasterly air flow will continue. Some patchy rain is possible almost anywhere, with a chance of some locally heavy bursts. Sunny spells too, and feeling warm where sun comes through. High temperatures at 10 to 19C, warmest in the southeast.
An easterly pattern is likely to prevail. A few areas of showers and fairly cloudy skies. The northwest of Britain and Ireland should fare best. Some warm sunshine. Highs 15 to 20C, just 11 to 14C on eastern coasts.
An uncertain mix of sunshine and showers, these perhaps thundery in places. Best of the brightness in the north and west. Highs widely at 14 to 18C, just 12 to 13C on eastern coasts.
Staying uncertain with regards to detail but it looks as though a northeasterly flow will bring a mixture of sunshine and thundery bursts of rain. High temperatures at 12 to 18C.