UK Weather: Changeable & Cool North, Drier & Warmer In The South By Friday

20th August 2019 10:06

UK Weather: Changeable & Cool North, Drier & Warmer In The South By Friday

The weather will continue to be changeable and on the cool side for August over the next few days, particularly towards the north and west, where there will be showers or longer spells of rain at times. It will even turn wet and windy across the northwest on Wednesday and stay windy with showers in north on Thursday, while high pressure builds in across the south, with much of England and Wales turning drier and warmer by the weekend. On Friday, we could see 26C reached in the southeast of England.


Back to today, Tuesday should be a drier day for many and with lighter winds it should feel at little warmer too. For many it will be a mostly dry and sunny day after a fairly chilly start. However, a weather front draped across SW Scotland and far north of England, bringing a band of cloud and showery rain here this morning, with a few showers further south across Yorkshire too, will slowly drift eastwards across Scotland and northern England through the day, bringing showers eastwards, which will turn heavy, perhaps with thunder, towards eastern Scotland and NE England. Showery rain spreading across the Republic of Ireland through this morning will likely reach Northern Ireland later too.

Temperatures this afternoon reaching 15-17C across Scotland, 17-19C across much of England and Wales, perhaps 20-21C across SE England & East Anglia. A few degrees lower than what we should expect at this time of year.


Showers across eastern Scotland and NE England easing then becoming rather cloudy from the west this evening and through the night across northern and western areas, with scattered showers or longer spells of rain spreading in across western Scotland, NW England, Northern Ireland, Wales and SW England. Mostly dry with clear spells further east, turning chilly here in rural areas.


A deepening low pressure system to the northwest on Wednesday will bring increasingly windy and eventually wet conditions to the island of Ireland initially in the morning, before spreading east across western Scotland and far NW of England by the evening. Some showers developing across northern areas ahead of the heavier rain arriving from the west in the evening. But much of Wales, central, southern and eastern England should see a fine day with some good spells of sunshine, as high pressure builds. Feeling warmer too, temperatures reaching 19-22C. Further north across Scotland and N. Ireland reaching 15-18C.

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A wet and windy Wednesday night across northern areas, before rain clears east into the North Sea on Thursday morning. Cloud and patchy rain spreading southeast across southern areas for a time in the morning, but high pressure here means it will become brighter with warm sunshine in the afternoon. After a bright morning in the north, thickening cloud spreading from the west will bring some showery rain into the afternoon while becoming windy too.


Cloudy and breezy across Scotland on Friday with patchy outbreaks of rain becoming confined towards the north. England and Wales generally dry and seeing warm sunny spells develop after perhaps a cloudy start. Very warm in the southeast – perhaps reaching 26C, elsewhere warmer too, reaching 19-24C generally, cooler towards the north of Scotland.


Dry and warm or very warm across central and southern areas on Saturday, with high pressure in control. Lower pressure towards the northwest will bring cloudier and cooler conditions in the north, with a risk of showers, perhaps heavy and thundery. Mostly dry and bright or sunny on Sunday, warm in the south.

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