High pressure bringing quiet weather for the remainder of the weekend

High pressure will slowly drift right over the top of the British Isles during the rest of the long weekend.

High pressure bringing quiet weather for the remainder of the weekend

Issued: 17th September 2022 17:24

A generally cool, dry, quiet period of weather is coming up for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend, with plenty of dry sunny weather in the south, more variable amounts of cloud for the north of Britain.


Sunday will be a generally cloudier day in England, but still with some bright or sunny intervals. It will brighten up in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and it will remain sunny and dry in south-west England. There will be some well-scattered light showers from the Midlands northwards, but many places will miss them and remain dry. Temperatures will be similar to today's, ranging from 12 or 13C in northern Scotland to 17 or 18C in the south of England.

Sunday night will be generally dry and cool, but cloud and some light rain and drizzle will spread into Northern Ireland and some cloud and showers will spread into north-west England and head through the Cheshire Gap. As a result, the night will be relatively warm in the Midlands and north-west England with minimum temperatures of around 10-12C, but temperatures will fall to around 4 to 6C quite widely in inland parts of Wales, northern England and south-east Scotland.

Bank Holiday Monday

With the Queen's funeral, it's a Bank Holiday. Cloud and showers will clear from the Midlands leaving a dry sunny day over most of England and Wales, but it will turn cloudy with some light rain and drizzle in north-west England, this cloudier weather spreading into the north-east of England by evening. For Scotland and Northern Ireland it will be generally cloudy, with some light rain and drizzle spreading eastwards through Scotland, though it will brighten up in Northern Ireland late in the day.

Temperatures will be slightly higher than over the weekend, with highs of 19 or 20C in south-west England, while northern Scotland will reach 13 to 15C and most other regions will reach between 16 and 18C.

Next week

Until Wednesday the emphasis will be on dry weather with some sunny spells for most of the country, with temperatures increasing by day but remaining on the cool side by night. However, the north and west of Scotland and Northern Ireland will often be cloudier. There are signs that the weather will turn more unsettled generally from the north-west towards the end of next week, though the high pressure may hold on in the south until Thursday or Friday.

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