Issued: 1000hrs Sunday 22nd April 2018
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Temperatures much cooler than recently
A fresh westerly pattern will influence Britain and Ireland this week, bringing a classic mix of sunshine and April showers. Detail is uncertain toward the weekend, but there is a risk of being broadly unsettled, with low pressure in charge producing some persistent rain.
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Low pressure centred north-west of the British Isles. A showery day with some heavy bursts, particularly for Scotland and Ireland. Local hail and isolated thunder possible. Frequent showers too for north-west England and Wales. Showers breaking out for central regions too. Drier and brighter in the east and south-east, with periods of sunshine. A cool and brisk west to south-westerly breeze, gusty around showers. Temperatures 10 to 16C.
A cool west to north-westerly flow influences the country, producing another day of sunny spells and beefy April showers. Hail and local thunder possible. Rain most frequent again in the west & north-west. Driest in the south and south-east. Pressure may build a little from the south-west later. Breezy, feeling cool. Highs 10 to 15C.
Staying mixed, with further showers, although may be more scattered. Lighter winds so showers would move around slowly. Sunny periods. Further rain may come back into the north-west as fronts return from the Atlantic later. Feeling fresh, but pleasant in the sun. Highs 11 to 16C.
Confidence is low, but looking unsettled as low pressure drifts in from the west, bringing a risk of rain, mainly western Britain and Ireland, but may become more widespread. Feeling a touch warmer in the east. Highs 12 to 17C.
Low pressure looks likely to be centred across central and southern Britain, generating a day of sunshine and slow-moving showers. A risk of more prolonged rain in some areas. Drier in the north. Highs 11 to 16C.
Staying unsettled with areas of rain or showers revolving slowly across the country. Perhaps drier toward Ireland and Scotland. Highs 10 to 15C.