UK Weather Settling Down Over The Weekend, As High Pressure Builds.
Warmth and humidity built up during the week, making it feel sticky these last few days, especially when the sun came out. However, fresher conditions are spreading southeast this morning, so Friday won’t feel as muggy as the last few days. Low pressure will slowly retreat east over the North Sea today, meaning further showers will develop across eastern areas, but high pressure will build across the west keeping it mostly dry here. High pressure out west will build in across northern Britain over the weekend, bringing dry, sunny and settled conditions for many, though there is a risk of a few showers developing across central parts on Saturday.
For now, Friday has started mostly dry with some areas of cloud in places, which is producing a few showers towards eastern coasts, while some are enjoying some sunshine for the morning commute. Fresher conditions are spreading southeast across much of Britain this morning, but southern counties of England still hang on to warm and humid conditions for now, with temperatures already 18C in a few spots at 6am.
The general story for today will be plenty of dry weather with decent sunny spells developing across the bulk of England, Wales and southern Scotland, however, cloud will bubble up across SE Scotland and eastern England to bring some scattered heavy showers and a few thunderstorms, but many places here staying dry. Cloudier skies for northern Scotland and N. Ireland, thick enough to bring a few light showers.
Although feeling fresher today in the northwesterly breeze, still pleasantly warm, with temperatures reaching 20-23C generally where we see sunshine, perhaps 24-25 across southern England and south Wales. Staying in the teens in the cloudier northern Scotland and N. Ireland.
Showers across the east fading this evening, then most areas will remain dry overnight with clear spells. Not as warm and humid as recent nights.
Saturday sees high pressure build in across the west, so many places will stay dry with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells drifting down on a north to northwesterly breeze, however, cloud will bubble up over the Scottish hills inland and also down along the Pennines to bring some locally sharp showers. But for most it will stay dry. Temperatures ranging from 17-23C.
High pressure properly builds in across the UK on Sunday, centred towards the north, so for most it will be another fine and dry day with good sunny spells, though the northerly breeze coming in off the North Sea will perhaps bring more in the way of cloud across eastern areas of England. Best of the sunshine in the west and this where it will be warmest – with a high of 25C in Cardiff, 23C in Glasgow, 22C in London – towards eastern England cooler with temperatures perhaps only reaching the high teens.
The fine and settled theme continues into Monday, however, high pressure retreats away to allow low pressure over the Atlantic in on Tuesday, so although it should remain dry for eastern England, heavy showers look break out further north and west. The rest of the week looking to stay fairly unsettled, as areas of low pressure moves northeast across the north, bring showers or longer spells of rain for many, but there will be some drier and sunnier weather at times, especially across southern and eastern England.