Issued: 0900 Monday 6th April 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Dry and warm start, but turning cooler and more mixed at the weekend
Warmer weather in the coming days and plenty of dry conditions too as higher pressure builds. Indications are that conditions tend t turn more mixed at the end of the week and into the weekend with some showers for many areas. Turning cooler in eastern and southern parts too.
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A weak warm front edges northwards through Thursday. This brings increasing amounts of cloud, especially over western and southern areas, where there is a chance of drizzle around coasts and hills. The risk of drizzle in these areas increases during the day. A fair amount of cloud for many areas. Some watery sunshine in the north and east, with highs at 18C in southern England, 9C in northeast Scotland.
A front passes eastwards on Friday taking outbreaks of rain with it. The rain could be heavy in Scotland, but is likely to be lighter and more patchy elsewhere. Brighter weather following from the west with sunny spells. Highs at a cooler 8C in northern areas, 16C in the south and west.
Fronts may affect southern and southeast England on Saturday bringing a few spots of rain. Drier and brighter to the north and west, some good spells of sunshine. Temperatures at 13 to 16C.
Uncertainty in the forecast for Sunday, but it may be that conditions are likely to be rather showery. The showers could be heavy at times, especially in the north and west. Highs at 11 to 15C.
Higher pressure may be to the north of the country on Monday. There could be some showers to the south and east. Northern and western areas will be drier with sunny spells and dry weather. Highs at a coler 9 to 13C.
The east to northeast flow continues through Tuesday bringing cooler air and further showers to the east and south. Staying drier to the north with highs at 9 to 16C.