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UK Forecast: Sunny spells & dry - Wind & rain north Scotland, May 21 - 14:22

Wednesday Broken cloud through Ireland, Wales, southern and central parts of England with some sunny spells here. Lots of sunshine in northern England and Northern Ireland as well as southern Scotland. Windier weather in northern Scotland where there will be Cloud and periods of rain, the heaviest in the northeast. More sunny spells this afternoon for Ireland, Wales and England. Generally dry but with some isolated showers in eastern Ireland and the tops of the hills of Derbyshire and Wales. More cloud and periods of rain in northern Scotland. Highs at a cold 10C in northern Scotland, 13 to 17C for most other areas, 22C in the southeast.

Wednesday Night Dry with clear spells in much of England and Wales. Some thicker cloud in the far west of Ireland later with some rain here. Breezier in northern Scotland with cloud and some spots of rain. Dry in southern Scotland with clearer skies. Lows near 6 to 11C.

Thursday A weakening occluded front moves through Ireland and into southwest England on Thursday. This brings rather a lot of cloud and some showery spots of rain. Low pressure north of Scotland while an occluded front brings cloud and rain into the north of Scotland. Elsewhere there will be plenty of dry weather with some sunny spells. Staying breezy in northern Scotland. Highs at 23C in southeast England, 10C in northern Scotland. Friday The weak occluded front brings cloud and some showery outbreaks of rain over Ireland, Wales and England. A few moderate bursts of rain in southern England. Drier in Scotland with some sunny spells, the best in the west. Showers or spots of rain in the far northeast of Scotland where it stays breezy. Tops at 10C in northern Scotland, 23C in southeast England.

Morning Call: Sunny spells, dry - Wet northern Scotland, May 22 - 05:45

Mostly dry with sunny spells, but rain in northern Scotland Good morning, Broken cloud through Ireland, Wales as well as central nd southern parts of England today. There will be bright or sunny spells here, but a low risk of a shower over eastern Ireland and around the northern Midlands later. Best of the sunshine in northern England, southern Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Breezy with cloud and outbreaks of patchy rain in northern Scotland, some of this heavy in places. Staying cloudy and damp in Shetland and Orkney too.

Staying breezy and damp overnight in northern Scotland. Dry in other areas with broken cloud although some rain in the far west of Ireland.

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Week ahead: Rain and showers - Cooler for all, May 22 - 08:45

A mixed week with rain and showers, cool especially in the north A mixed week ahead with rain and showers, most of the rain affecting more northern areas. Low pressure takes control for a time into the middle stages of next week and that brings heavier showers and stronger winds as well as cooler weather. Hints of pressure rising again later in the week which will allow the weather to settle down.

For the weather for the next few days click here Saturday 25/5/19 Low pressure west of Scotland will be pushing fronts eastwards on Saturday. This brings cloud and periods of rain through Scotland and Ireland. Drier to the south with sunny spells. Feeling warm in southern areas. Highs at 12C in northern Scotland, 20 to 23C in much of southern England.

Sunday 26/5/19 An area of rain passing east through the UK and Ireland on Sunday. The rain is likely to be rather showery. Becoming brighter to the west with some showers, a few of them heavy. Temperatures at 12C in northern Scotland, 22C in southeast England.

Monday 27/5/19 Lower pressure to the west of Scotland on Monday. Showers affecting western areas, these more isolated to the east. The showers could merge to longer spells of rain in western Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 13 to 19C.

Tuesday 28/5/19 Low pressure dominates on Tuesday. Showers are likely to be more widespread and heavy, perhaps merging to longer spells of rain. A risk that the showers could be thundery at times. Highs at 10 to 18C.

Wednesday 29/5/19 Low pressure to the east on Wednesday. This brings a northwest flow with a mix of sunshine and showers, some of them heavy. Highs at 10C in northern Scotland, 21C in southern England. Thursday 30/5/19 Pressure may build over the south of the country on Thursday bringing sunny spells and dry conditions. Lower pressure close to northern Scotland bringing some showers. Highs at 13 to 21C.

Seasonal outlook: Mixed May - Mild June, Mar 24 - 16:38

*May* A mixed month. Spells of dry weather, but some spells of showery weather too. There could be some heavy showers, especially mid month. Cool spells. Probably best in east. *June* Ridge of high pressure is likely to bring a fair start. Probably a drier than average month. Driest in the south. Milder for all too. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Rain north & east - Better north & south, May 22 - 05:43

Rain north and east Europe, sunnier and drier in the west Wednesday A fair and very warm day in Spain and Portugal. Good spells of sunshine lasting throughout the day. Fine too for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Some thunderstorms in northern Italy but fair to the south. Greece and Turkey should be dry with plenty of sunshine here throughout. Thundery showers developing in eastern France but the west should be fair. Sunny spells and scattered showers in the Low Countries and northern Germany. Colder with rain in Poland and southern Germany. Heavy and thundery rain affecting most of Hungary. Austria and Switzerland. Denmark will be bright and mostly dry. Showers, some heavy in the Baltic States with chilly weaher mixed with sunny spells and showers in Finland and Norway. Southern Sweden will be wet with some heavy rain, but the north should be dry.

Thursday Scattered showers in northern Spain, but fair for most with good spells of sunshine. More sunshine through central parts of the Mediterranean whilst some heavy showers or even thunderstorms affect Italy. Greece will have some showers in the north, but dry and fine to the south. Turkey will be fair and dry to the south but some showers in the north. Showers develop in the northwest of France but most of the country should be dry with lots of sunshine and will be warm. Fair for most of the Low Countries and Germany with good spells of warm sunshine. Fair in western Poland, thundery rain in the east. Mostly fair in Hungary with some thundery showers for Austria. Switzerland should be fair with sunny spells. Sunny spells in Denmark. Rain in the Baltic States and in Finland. More rain in northern Sweden but brighter to the south. Norway will be unsetled with wind and showers or longer spells of rain.

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