Unsettled IntoThe Weekend
With an area of low pressure drifting NE over central parts of the UK over the next days, we are likely to see showers or longer spells of rain today and tomorrow and it will be windy too. Though by Sunday, the low will clear away towards Scandinivia, so the wind, rain and showers will ease, with many areas dry by the afternoon.
For now, the overnight rain band pushing north across England and Wales will continue to clear northern England and spread across Northern Ireland, southern and central Scotland through the day. The far northwest of Scotland could stay dry and bright though. Otherwise, brighter skies across the rest of England, but showers will quickly develop through the morning, turning heavy this afternoon - with a risk of hail and thunder. For Wales, a generally cloudier day with frequent showers merging into longer spells of rain in the west. It will be windy everywhere, especially across the southwest - where we could see gusts of 50-60mph. On the cold side across Scotland where we see the cloud and rain, with 10C at best for Edinburgh, the mid to high teens further south across England and Wales, with 16C likely in Cardiff and 19C in London.
Low pressure across the west will bring further showers or longer spells of rain across northern and western areas overnight, otherwise turning drier elsewhere but remaining windy. Then for Saturday, we keep windy conditions with frequent showers or longer spells of rain across Wales, northern England, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Drier with fewer showers across the southeast and far northwest, where we we will see the best chance of sunny spells, otherwise sunshine will be rather limited.
Wind, rain or showers should ease for most areas on Sunday, with many areas dry and bright by the afternoon, though a few showers continuing across the east. Monday and Tuesday look like seeing a mixture of sunshine and showers, some of which could be heavy and thundery, though the southeast probably staying dry.
15th June 2012 10:15 Updated: 15th June 2012 10:15