Increasingly fine and settled conditions dominate the outlook and becoming increasingly warm or very warm too next week.
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Much of the UK will be dry into Friday as the high pressure continues to build from the west through the and this bringing a settled end to the working week. Bright or sunny spells are forecast, perhaps prolonged at times and it will be pleasantly warm through the afternoon but this after a chilly start to the day. Near or slightly below average temperatures. Highs 12C to 18C.
Into Saturday and no significant changes are forecast as high pressure continues to dominate across many areas bringing about further fine weather. A cool or rather chilly start is again possible but then much of the day will be dry with some bright or sunny spells, a cool and fresh feel continues but still pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Potentially becoming cloudier through across Scotland and Ireland later in the day. Highs 13C to 18C.
Uncertainties by Sunday but Scotland, perhaps N Ireland and the far north of England may become cloudier with perhaps some patchy rain or drizzle developing through the day, but perhaps particularly so across Scotland. Much of England and Wales will maintain the dry weather from previous days with some bright or sunny spells and a little warmer as well here. Highs 14C to 20C.
Overall little change into the start of next week with still high pressure set to be the dominant feature across most areas bringing further mainly dry weather with some bright or sunny spells, especially across England and Wales, but Scotland could be cooler and cloudier. Warm or becoming very warm across southern areas of the UK, coolest in the north. Highs 15C to 23C.
At the moment high pressure is set to remain the dominant feature across many areas, again continuing to extend up into the UK from the south-west. The exception to this could be northern areas of Scotland where it could still be cooler and cloudier. Overall though much of the UK should be mainly dry and settled by with some bright or sunny spells. Temperatures warm or perhaps very warm for most, especially across England and Wales. Highs 16C to 24C.
Little change still by next Wednesday with a strong signal for high pressure to continue to dominate the weather across many areas with bright or sunny spells and variable cloud. By this point it is expected that much of the UK will be very warm, but especially across inland areas of England and Wales, low risk of hot weather. Highs 17C to 26C.