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UK Forecast: Showers - Sunny spells, Aug 18 - 16:20

Monday Further frequent blustery showers affecting much of the UK on Monday as low pressure moves to the northeast. Showers may merge to give more prolonged spells of rain at times for western areas of Ireland and the UK and for central and southeastern parts of England. Plenty of good spells of sunshine between the showers while eastern parts of Scotland and the northeast of England may stay dry. Staying breezy with high temperatures at 15 to 21C.

Monday Night Showers continue for western areas overnight but staying dry elsewhere. Winds easing over the northern half of the UK which may allow for some mist or fog patches to form here. Clearer skies to the south. Overnight lows widely falling to 6 to 11C.

Tuesday Higher pressure builds over England on Tuesday while low pressure stays to the northwest. This brings further showers and outbreaks of rain across the island of Ireland, Scotland, northwestern England, western Wales and the West Country. Much of central and eastern England should stay dry and there will be plenty of sunshine here and between the showers elsewhere. Highs at 16 to 20C.

Wednesday Low pressure moves over northern areas on Wednesday bringing outbreaks of rain and showers across Ireland, Scotland, northern and central parts of England and into north Wales. Some very heavy rain is possible for western parts of Scotland. Staying dry and brighter over south Wales and southern parts of England. Breezy with high temperatures at 16 to 22C.

Morning Call: Further showers - Staying breezy, Aug 19 - 05:47

It's another breezy day with showers for the UK and Ireland but there will be plenty of sunshine around too. Good morning, Another showery start to the day across Ireland and for western parts of the UK today. Through the morning showers will spread eastward across Scotland while a band of rain will develop over west Wales and edge eastward toward the West Midlands. This band of rain may contain some thundery downpours.

Rain, some of it thundery, spread across the Midlands into eastern and southern parts of England through the afternoon while showers continue over western areas. There will be plenty of good spells of sunshine between the showers while some eastern parts of Scotland and northeastern England should stay dry. High temperatures ranging from 15C in the north to 21C in the southeast.

Monday evening sees showers and rain easing for most though it may persist over some western coastal areas. Have a good day! Claire

Week ahead: Unsettled weekend - Drier next week, Aug 19 - 08:51

A mixed week, driest in the south but some rain to the north A mixed week of weather ahead across the whole of the UK and Ireland. Southern areas will tend to be drier overall and will become warmer too. More northern areas will have cloud and some outbreaks of rain at times, most of these affecting western coasts and hills. Gales at times in western Scotland and Ireland.

For the weather for the next few days click here Thursday 22/8/19 Low pressure remains west of Scotland on Thursday. Showery outbreaks of rain in western Scotland becoming more persistent. Drizzly and windy in western Ireland. Breezy for the rest of Scotland and eastern Ireland with sunny spells. Some cloud and showery bursts of rain in central and eastern England, these tending to fade during the day. Sunny spells developing for most and dry conditions too. Highs at 16 to 23C.

Friday 23/8/19 A ridge of high pressure affecting England, Wales and southern Ireland on Friday. There may be some low cloud and drizzle over some western coasts, but other areas will be dry with sunny intervals. A front bringing cloud and rain into northwest Ireland and much of western Scotland with the risk of heavy rain. Drier in eastern Scotland. Highs at 26C in southeast England, 17C in western Scotland.

Saturday 24/8/19 Low pressure stays west of Ireland and Scotland on Saturday. Cloud and rain in Ireland and western Scotland. Morning mist and fog patches for other areas, clearing to leave a dry day with sunny spells. Warm for most with tops of 22 to 28C, but 18C in western Ireland and western Scotland.

Sunday 25/8/19 Low pressure passes through Scotland on Sunday giving showers and outbreaks of rain. There could be some showers in northern England, the Midlands, Wales and Ireland. Drier to more southern areas with sunny spells. Tops at 19 to 25C.

Monday 26/8/19 A deep area of low pressure may develop south of Ireland. Fronts push eastwards through Ireland and much of Scotland with some spots of rain in western Wales and western England. Drier in southern areas. Highs at 18 to 23C. Tuesday 27/8/19 Sunshine and showers in Scotland and Ireland on Tuesday, the showers heaviest in the west. Outbreaks of rain in northern and western England as well as Wales. Dry in eastern and southern areas. A risk of gales in western Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 16 to 25C.

Seasonal outlook: Mixed start to autumn - Rain late September, Jul 26 - 15:03

*September* Fair start. Warm for most, especially in the south. Changing from mid month. A cooler, more unsettled second half of the month. Most rai north and west. *October* Unsettled start. Wind and rain, possibly stormy. Better later in month. Higher pressure building, sunny spells but overnight frosts. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Thunderstorms central Europe - Showers north, Aug 19 - 05:45

Showery outbreaks of rain north, thunderstorms central Europe, dry and bright south Monday Showers, some thundery, develop over northern Spain later on Monday but the rest of Spain and Portugal stay dry, warm and sunny. Settled, fair conditions continue for the Balearics and much of Italy though Alpine areas could see some heavy, thundery showers at times. Sunny, very warm and dry for the Balkans, Greece and much of Turkey though some southern-central areas could see heavy showers. A band of light, showery rain affects far northwestern France, the Low Countries and northwestern Germany. Further to the south a band of heavy, thundery showers affects southeastern France, Switzerland, Austria, southeastern Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. These could be particularly heavy for eastern Poland. A mostly fine and dry day elsewhere across western and central Europe. Blustery showers for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden while parts of Finland will continue to see some heavy rain. This moves into northern parts of Norway and Sweden later. Western parts of Norway could see persistent rain throughout the day while showers affect the Baltic States. These could turn thundery for Lithuania later.

Tuesday Most of Spain and Portugal see the continuation of sunny and warm weather through Tuesday though thundery showers are expected for northeastern Spain. Dry, warm and sunny conditions for the Balearic Islands, much of Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey. Thundery showers developing at times to the far north of Italy and over central Turkey. A band of heavy rain with some thundery downpours extends from southern France, across Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany, the Czech Republic and into western Poland on Tuesday. A fair day to the northwest of this for much of France, the Low Countries and northern Germany with just the odd isolated shower here. Showery conditions continue over much of Scandinavia with a mixture of good spells of sunshine and scattered outbreaks of showery rain for much of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland on Tuesday. Showers tending to ease through the day. A cloudier day for the Baltic States but just a slight chance of a shower here.

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