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UK Forecast: Rain in west - Dry for the east, Jul 16 - 15:55

Wednesday A fair start to this morning for many with some good spells of sunshine. Thickening cloud will be being blow in by fronts over Ireland and these will be giving rain. The rain could be heavy at times this morning, eventually reaching western Scotland by lunchtime. Western Wales and the far northwest and southwest of England are likely to have rain and drizzle by this evening. Staying dry elsewhere with the sunshine becoming more hazy. Highs at 25C in the sunshine in eastern England, 19C in Ireland.

Wednesday Night The rain area edges east tonight to be through Scotland an much of the west of the UK by midnight. It then progresses slowly eastwards, becoming lighter and more patchy, although probably not reaching the far southeast. Drier weather moves into western Scotland and most of Ireland as well as the west of England and Wales later in the night. A few showers over the coasts of western Ireland and western Scotland. Lows at 9C in the west, 16C in eastern England.

Thursday A cold front over eastern England gives some showery outbreaks of rain early on Thursday, although this will be clearing east by the afternoon. Some heavy showers in central and western Scotland as well as Ireland, these merging to longer spells of rain at times in Scotland. Elsewhere there will be sunny spells and a scattering of showers, most in the west. A fresher day, especially in the west with temperatures at 18 to 23C.

Friday Low pressure west of Ireland will be west of Ireland on Friday. Fronts will be bringing cloud and raion to much of Ireland, Wales and into southwest England. Other parts of England should be dry and bright with sunny spells, although some heavy showers will be affecting Scotland. Temperatures reaching 22C in the east, 18 to 20C in the west.

Morning Call: Dry for most - Cloudy, wet west, Jul 17 - 05:49

Sunny spells and scattered showers, feeling warm Good morning, A fair morning for many with some good spells of sunshine in the east and south. Cloud is increasing to the west though as fronts move into Ireland. These are bringing rain in Ireland this morning, this rain reaching western Scotland too.

The rain then edges slowly east into this afternoon, affecting much of western Scotland, eastern Ireland and eventually the west of Wales and then northwest England this evening. At the same time a cluster of showers may affect parts of eastern England.

Those showers fade tonight and some clear spells develop. Always cloudier in western Scotland and Ireland.

Simon Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Week ahead: Rain & showers - Warmer, drier next week, Jul 17 - 08:31

Wet weather for all, then turning drier, sunnier and warmer Becoming more unsettled in the coming days as low pressure areas cross over or close to the UK and Ireland. Thse bring bands of rain with them, some heavy. By the end of the weekend and into next week higher pressure builds east of the country allowing for temperatures to rise. Fronts over Ireland and western Scotland may bringing some rain here. Uncertainty in conditions into the middle of next week.

For the weather for the next few days click here Saturday 20/7/19 Low pressure brings heavy spells of rain overnight into much of England, Wales, Ireland and southern Scotland. The low is then over Scotland on Saturday. Wet in Scotland with heavy periods of rain, this affecting northern England too. Brighter and breezier to the south with showers, these heavy at times. Temperatures at 24C in southern England, 18C in northern Scotland.

Sunday 21/7/19 A ridge of high pressure affecting southern and eastern parts of the country on Sunday. This brings sunshine, warm and dry weather for many. Thicker cloud and some rain affecting Ireland and western Scotland, stronger winds here too. Highs at 20C in Ireland, 27C in eastern England.

Monday 22/7/19 High pressure stays east of the UK on Monday with low pressure west of Ireland. Very warm with good spells of sunshine in much of England, Wales and Scotland. Thicker cloud and some rain in western Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 28C in southeast England, 21C in Ireland, 18C in western Scotland.

Tuesday 23/7/19 Low pressure west of Ireland again on Tuesday with high pressure to the east. Rain in Ireland and Scotland, some of it heavy in the west. Much of England and Wales should be dry, although there is s risk of some thundery showers developing in the west later. Highs at 29C in southeast England, 20 to 23C in western areas.

Wednesday 24/7/19 Lower pressure to the west on Wednesday with higher pressure to the east. There is likely to be some rain in Ireland and Scotland. Scattered showers in northern and western England and Wales, but perhaps drier and brighter in eastern and southern England. Highs at 19 to 24C. Thursday 25/7/19 Higher pressure stays to the south on Thursday with lower pressure to the north. This brings cloud and some showery rain in Ireland and western Scotland. England and eastern Wales as well as eastern Scotland should be dry and bright. Highs at 18 to 25C.

Month ahead: Valid from 20/07 to 16/08 2019 - Valid from 20/07 to 16/08 2019, Jul 16 - 19:25

Unsettled end to July and early August, better after mid-month A more unsettled end to July is likely. Early August probably starts rather unsettled with wind and rain. However, an improvement with milder temperatures is expected after mid-month. *20/7/19 - 27/7/19* Mainly dry to south, sunny spells. Rain at times in the north. Temperatures warm in the south, nearer average further north. *28/7/19 - 3/8/19* A cooler week. Showers, mainly on north. Becoming more mixed as week progresses. *4/8/19 - 10/8/19* Unsettled, periods of rain. Strong winds. Cooler. *11/8/19 - 17/8/19* Unsettled start. Generally improving through the week. Becoming warm in the south. **ends** Simon Keeling Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Seasonal outlook: A mixed July - August wet North Scotland, Jun 11 - 09:47

*July* An unsettled start, most rain north and west. Improving in south, mostly dry, sunny spells and milder. Always further risk of rain in north, cooler too. Litle rain in south through rest of month, showery north. Near average temperatures in north too. *August* Little changes in August. Probably drier than average in the south, warmer than average too. Rain in Scotland and Ireland, especially the west. Drier in the east. Wetter than average northwest Scotland. Cooler here. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Thundery central Europe - Cool Scandinavia, Jul 17 - 05:43

Thunderstorms in much of central Europe, cool and showery Scandinavia Wednesday Showers, some of them heavy in northern Italy. fair to the south with lots of sunshine. Italy will be sunny and warm. Scattered thunderstorms in Greece with heavier storms affecting Turkey. Fine and very warm in France, plenty of sunshine. Isolated showers for the Low Countries and northern Germany. Fine in the south with more sunshine. Poland should be fair too with more sunshine, although some rain may affect the east. Hungary should be dry and sunny, but heavy thunderstorms extend through Austria and Switzerland. Isolated showers in Denmark with sunshine too. Rain and showers in the Baltic States. Finland will have a few showers. Fine in Sweden and chilly. Scattered showers for southern Norway, drier and brighter to the north.

Thursday Showers in central and northern Spain, fine to the south and plenty of sunshine and dry weather in Portugal too. Fair for the Balearics whilst Italy wil have some heavy showers. Greece should be dry with plenty of sunshine. Thunderstorms in southern Turkey but fine to the north. Showers again for northern France but fair to the south. Rain or showers in the LOw Countries with some heavy showers developing in Germany. Poland should be dry with sunshine. Showers in western Hungary with widespread thunderstorms developing in Austria and Switzerland. Sunny spells and a few showers in Denmark. The Baltic States will be cool with sunny spells and isolated showers. Further isolated showers in Finland and Sweden. Showers in much of Norway, but some rain to the south.

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