Severe weather warnings
Yellow Warning of Rain for Highlands & Eilean Siar
Yellow Warning of Rain for Highlands & Eilean Siar : Highland valid from 0600 Fri 18 Aug to 1800 Fri 18 Aug
Yellow Warning of Rain for Grampian
Yellow Warning of Rain for Grampian : Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray valid from 0600 Fri 18 Aug to 1800 Fri 18 Aug
Friday A brisk westerly flow across the country brings an unsettled day with areas of heavy rain passing eastwards. Some persistent falls for Wales, northern England & Scotland, followed by showers across Ireland. A belt of heavy rain is likely to move east across the Midlands into the afternoon and evening. The far south of England may well escape largely dry. Winds locally gusting gale force on western coasts. Cool, just 15 to 20C.
Friday night Showers continue around coasts in the west & north overnight, but will fade elsewhere, allowing skies to clear for central & eastern counties. A strong westerly breeze continues, locally near-gale force on hills and around coasts around the Irish Sea and some exposed spots on North Sea coasts. Temperatures between 10 and 13C, locally cooler in sheltered rural valleys in northern Britain.
Saturday A bright and breezy day. Sunny spells for many. Often dry for central & southern Britain, whilst northern areas will see showers, locally frequent around western coasts in the morning, spreading inland, and some heavy bursts possible over the hills of northern England & Scotland into the afternoon - isolated thunder in the Scottish Highlands. Blustery westerly winds, easing slightly later. Feeling cool, 14 to 17C north, 18 to 21C south.
Sunday A warm front approaches from the south-west, bringing rain to Wales & Ireland, which will spread slowly to north-west England, perhaps Scotland. The south-west is likely to be murky with patchy rain or drizzle. Toward the east of Britain, it should be dry much of the day, with sunshine turning hazy then cloud filling in. Rain may extend across the Midlands from the west later. A freshening south-westerly breeze. Highs 18 to 23C.
Early rain clears east, sunny spells follow with some heavy showers in the west Good morning, Rain will be affecting East Anglia and southeast England at first today, some of this heavy in places. Showers will be blowing into western Scotland and western Ireland, some of them heavy, whilst other areas should be dry and bright with some decent spells of sunshine.
This afternoon sees a scattering of showers in England, Wales and eastern Scotland. Western parts of Scotland and western Ireland see heavier showers and these may merge into longer spells of rain at times.
More persistent rain will fall in Scotland, northwest England and Northern Ireland overnight and it will be windy here too.
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Heavy rain west & north Sunday-Monday The weather will remain changeable over the next few days. A former Atlantic hurricane brings a threat of heavy rain and strong winds for Sunday and Monday. It will feel very humid in the south. However, this tropical system is expected to trigger a change of pattern by midweek, with a fair spell of weather developing. For the weather for the next few days click here
Sunday 20/08/17 A warm front approaches from the south-west, bringing rain to Wales & Ireland, which will spread slowly to north-west England, perhaps Scotland. The south-west is likely to be murky with patchy rain or drizzle. Toward the east of Britain, it should be dry much of the day, with sunshine turning hazy then cloud filling in. Rain may extend across the Midlands from the west later. A freshening south-westerly breeze. Highs 18 to 23C.
Monday 21/08/17 Low pressure toward the north-west with slow-moving fronts draped across the west & north of Britain. A risk of prolonged heavy rain for parts of Scotland, northern England, Wales & Ireland. Rain may pass east across central areas through the day. The south of England may escape largely dry - feeling warm and humid with some sunshine. Breezy, perhaps windy in the north. Temperatures ranging from 16C in rain, up to 25C in the south.
Tuesday 22/08/17 Showers are likely for northern regions, perhaps a few breaking out for eastern counties during the day. Locally, rain may be frequent or persistent for northern Britain, although confidence of detail is low. Pressure is expected to build from the west. Breezy again - a risk of strong winds in the north. Quite humid in the south, fresher north. Highs 17 to 24C.
Wednesday 23/08/17 High pressure is expected to build across the British Isles, probably centred toward the west, bringing a settled spell of weather by midweek. Most places dry with a good deal of sunshine. Winds dropping light, although a fresh breeze may affect North Sea coasts. Highs 18 to 23C. Thursday 24/08/17 Most likely dry for all as high pressure resides across the country. Plenty of sunshine. Light winds and coastal sea breezes. A cool start, but a pleasant day, highs 19 to 23C. Friday 25/08/17 Most places should stay dry with sunshine. Weak fronts may encroach into northern Scotland, bringing thicker cloud to the north-west, perhaps a little rain in the far north. Highs 19 to 24C.
*August* August probably starts fair across northern areas as high pressure will be close by. Further south it may be more unsettled with thundery showers. Hints are that it stays rather showery in southern areas into mid-month with the north being drier. Towards the end of the month pressure builds west and south, falling to the north. The drier weather is then through Ireland, Wales and southern England, although with lower pressure north of Scotland there will be showers here. *September* Early hints are that pressure stays high to the north and west of the UK and Ireland. This brings a month predominated by a more east to northeast flow. That leads to western and northern areas of Ireland and Scotland being drier than average. Eastern areas are likely to have closer to average rainfall with the east winds bringing close to, or just above average temperatures. Warmer to the west. Simon Keeling Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine and hot Mediterranean but rain across northern Europe Thursday A fair day in Sain and Portugal on Thursday with plenty of sunshine. It will be fine across the Balearics and through Italy too, more sunshine to come here and feeling very warm. Greece should be mostly dry although there is the risk of a few thunderstorms in Turkey. Rain and cloud affecting the north of France, but more central and southern areas will be dry with lots of sunshine. A cloudy and damp day in the Low Countries, although Germany should be dry with sunny spells. More sunny spells in Poland, with Austria, Hungary and Switzerland all being dry with sunny spells. Fair in Denmark with sunny spells here and staying dry in the Baltic States and Finland too. Rain affecting western Norway, some of it heavy.
Friday Some rain affecting the far north of Spain on Friday. The rest of Iberia should be dry with sunny spells. Fine across te Mediterranean too with the hot sunshine continuing throughout the day. Rain across northern and western France, some of it heavy. Dry to the south with sunny spells. A wet day in the Low Countries and northern Germany. Poland is going to be fair with sunny spells. Austria and Hungary will be dry with more sunny spells to come. Thunderstorms breaking out in Switzerland. A cloudy and damp day in Denmark with rain to come here. There may be rain for the south of Norway too, although the north should be drier. Sweden will be cloudy and wet with heavy bursts of rain. The Baltic States and Finland will be drier and brighter with sunny spells.
My favourite page for a comprehensive weather forecast is the BBC's 24 hour forecast as it provides hourly conditions, giving you a good idea of when any cloud or rain will appear during the day. To find the 24 hour forecast you need click here and enter your postcode, then select 24 hour forecast.