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UK Forecast: Humid, dry for many Tuesday - Rain spreads from north-west, Aug 20 - 16:22

Tuesday A slack southwesterly pattern. High pressure influences the south. Mostly cloudy skies with patchy drizzle, but many places often dry. Some sunshine breaking through. Drizzly rain for Scotland locally persistent for several hours in the west. Rather murky with fog around western coasts and hills in Wales and south-west England. A light southwesterly breeze, strengthing in the north-west. Feeling humid, highs 24 to 27C south-east England. 19 to 23C for most places.

Tuesday night Rain becomes heavier for western Scotland plus the north and west of Ireland as a cold front moves in from the west. Rain or drizzle reaches south-west Scotland, Cumbria, plus Irish Sea coasts of Wales. Low cloud and murk for many western coasts and hills. Some cloud breaks toward the south & east of England. Brisk southwesterly winds toward the north & west. Generally mild and humid, lowest temperatures 14 to 18C England & Wales, 10 to 13C Scotland and Ireland.

Wednesday A zone of rain and drizzle will drift southwards over northern England and Wales on a cold front. Patchy drizzle in the south-west may become more persistent later. Later in the day, outbreaks or rain possible for central England. Dry with hazy sun for the Midlands and south-east. Scotland should brighten up with scattered showers. A west to southwesterly breeze, gusty around the front. Up to 28C in the south-east, 22 to 25C central England, 15 to 18C Scotland & N.Ireland.

Thursday Low pressure lies to the north of Scotland. A weakening cold front slips south across England, resulting in cloudy skies and some rain for the Midlands and southern counties, but should fade. Brighter skies and sunny spells will follow across central England and Wales. Scattered showers for northern Britain and Ireland, heavy and locally frequent in western Scotland. Fresher than recent days for most, 17 to 21C, locally warmer south-east, but cooler in north-west Scotland.

Morning Call: Humid, mostly cloudy - Drizzly rain, Aug 20 - 05:44

Murky around western coasts Good morning, A slack westerly pattern influences the British Isles to start the new week. High pressure lies to the south-west. Weak fronts drift from west to east. A humid atmosphere results in a lot of cloud across the country. Patchy rain and drizzle for western regions of England and Wales, also much of Ireland, although total rainfall small. Foggy over many hills, and murky around coasts in the south-west.

A little drizzle may come and go for the Midlands, drifting into some eastern counties at times, mostly by afternoon. Scotland should be commonly dry, with just local patchy drizzle. Some sunshine to the east of the Highlands. Light winds overall. Today's top temperatures will reach 23 to 25C in central, east & southern England. 18 to 22C for the west and north. Feeling humid. Have a great day. Garry

Week ahead: Fresher, showery - Often dry south, Aug 20 - 10:25

Mixed weekend, rain mostly north and west A fresher west to northwesterly pattern influences Britain later this week, bringing sunshine and showers. Some heavy bursts of rain, with possible thunder. Staying mixed into the weekend, but southern Britain may well escape largely dry. For the weather for the next few days click here

Thursday 23/08/18 Low pressure lies to the north of Scotland. A weakening cold front slips south across England, resulting in cloudy skies and some rain for the Midlands and southern counties, but should fade. Brighter skies and sunny spells will follow across central England and Wales. Scattered showers for northern Britain and Ireland, heavy and locally frequent in western Scotland. Fresher than recent days for most, 17 to 21C, locally warmer south-east, but cooler in north-west Scotland.

Friday 24/08/18 A fresh westerly breeze is expected. Low pressure moves east toward Scandinavia. Sunshine and showers. Rain most frequent toward the north-west. Heavy and frequent showers possible across the Scottish Highlands. Mainly dry central and southern England, with just brief passing showers. A few heavy showers reaching eastern districts in the afternoon. Fairly cool, just 14 to 17C Scotland, Ireland and the north-west of England & Wales. Up to 18 to 21C Midlands and south.

Saturday 25/08/18 West or northwesterly winds will maintain a showery and cool pattern across the country. Bursts of rain most likely across Scotland, but a scattering of showers possible elsewhere. Locally these showers may band together into frequent rain for an hour or more. Sunny spells away from showers. The far south and south-west probably faring best overall. A cool breeze. Highs 15 to 22C, warmest in the south.

Sunday 26/08/18 A brief ridge of high pressure may build from the west (timing uncertain). A few showers possible, but should fade, leaving broken cloud and sunshine. A possibility of fronts returning from the Atlantic, thickening cloud in the west, and a risk of rain developing for Ireland, later western Britain. Highs 16 to 22C. Monday 27/08/18 Confidence low, but a continued mixed westerly regime is likely. Rain or showers toward the north-west. Scattered showers elsewhere. Drier and brighter in the south and east. Rather breezy, cool in the north-west, warmest south, 18 to 23C. Tuesday 28/08/18 Northern regions likely to keep mixed conditions, with some rain coming in from the west, focused on western Scotland. Largely dry and bright further south as high pressure tries to build from the south-west. Highs 15 to 24C.

Seasonal outlook: High pressure September - Not much change for October, Jul 27 - 09:45

*September* The month is expected to be starting warm and dry. Above average temperatures for many. Rain could affect northern areas at times. Southern parts remaining under a ridge of high pressure so dry overall. watch for rain in west. Remaining warm. *October* A warm month. High pressure to the east overall. Dry and warm, perhaps very warm in east. Rain to the west, especially Ireland and western Scotland. Only brief incursions of rain elsewhere. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Warm and humid - Local thunderstorms, Aug 20 - 05:43

Monday High pressure influences western Europe, extending in from the Azores, with a fairly humid air mass in existence. Dry with lots of sunshine for France, Spain and Portugal, reaching 40C again in south-western Iberia. Clusters of thunderstorms breaking out for the Alps, also into the Czech Republic, Slovakia and into the mountains of Romania. Local thunderstorms for the spine of Italy, also Sardinia and Sicily. Hot and sunny for Hungary , Greece and much of the Balkan region, highs 30 to 34C. Dry and sunny around the Black Sea coasts. Breezy for the Low Counties, Denmark and Germany, but staying dry with some sun, highs 22 to 25C. Humid with cloud for Poland, but mainly dry, 27 to 30C. Early rain clears from southern Sweden followed by a few showers. Rain moves across the southern Baltic through the day. Dry and bright for southern Norway, locally up to 21C. Cool and showery for northern Scandinavia, barely 10C in the Arctic circle.

Tuesday Generally high pressure extends across Europe, bringing plenty of fair weather. Warm and humid for many areas. Approaching 40C again for south-west Spain and Portugal. 32 to 35C for southern France. Some thunderstorms breaking out for the Alps, and local showers for central Italy, plus the Mediterranean islands. A weak cold front passes south-east across eastern Europe triggering local thunderstorms. Hot and dry for much of south-eastern Europe Small chance of a shower for the Low Countries, otherwise nrothern Europe will be dry. High pressure builds from Germany into southern Scandinavia, giving dry and sunny conditions here. A fresh westerly breeze for the northern Baltic, and the north of Norway will stay cool and showery.

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