Issued: 1000 Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
More unsettled with rain and showers, cooler temperatures for all
The weather will be turning more unsettled through this week. Low pressure pushes bands of rain and showers northwards and eastwards, some of the showers will be heavy and thundery at times. It is going to become cooler too and breezy at times.
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A trough of low pressure lies to the west on Friday while a smaller area of low pressure tracks across the southern UK. This will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to Wales and England through the morning and early afternoon followed from the southwest by scattered showers and sunny spells. Heavy rain will move across Ireland through the late morning and into western Scotland by the afternoon. A dry and bright afternoon in the far northeast. Highs across northwestern Scotland, eastern Ireland, Northern Ireland, south Wales and southern and central England at 13 to 15C. Cooler elsewhere at 10 to 11C.
A deep area of low pressure to the northeast brings heavy rain and strong winds to much of Scotland as well as some snow over hilltops in the Highlands and Grampians. Across England, Wales and the island of Ireland it will be a mixed day with some heavy, blustery showers, brisk winds and sunny spells. Temperatures at a chilly 8 to 13C.
Low pressure again brings rain and showers, heavy and thundery at times, mostly in the west and south. Some sunny spells developing in the northeast. High temperatures at 9 to 15C.
Low pressure continues to bring rain and showers to Ireland and southwestern parts of the UK on Monday. Dry and brighter in the north and east. Highs at 13 to 15C in western Scotland and western Ireland, more widely at 10 to 12C.
Tuesday may see a northerly flow developing bringing a brighter day for most with a chance of showers, especially for north-facing coasts and hills. High temperatures at 11 to 16C.
The northerly flow may continue on Wednesday bringing another mostly bright day across the UK and Ireland with a chance of showers for areas exposed to the northerly wind. Highs at 10 to 16C.