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Weather improving for the weekend

[Updated 07:50 09/05/2019]

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Low pressure remains close to the UK during the next couple of days so there will be further showers or longer spells of rain. During the weekend a change starts to take place as high pressure builds in from the west. Next week there should be a good deal of dry weather. Temperatures also begin to climb but a northeasterly flow probably keeps them in check....READ IN FULL

Thursday starts with persistent outbreaks of rain in northern England and Northern Ireland. There are showers elsewhere but much of Scotland and southern England is dry. The band of rain in the north slowly edges southwards through the day. Areas to its north and south have sunny spells and showers. In the south they could become heavy and thundery.

Temperatures range from 7C (45F) in Scotland to 17C (63F) in brighter parts of the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Thu 9th May

Tonight the rain gradually eases as it moves into southern counties. In the north west of the UK showers continue. Elsewhere it should be dry and in the north patchy frost is possible. 

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Tomorrow starts bright in much of the country. Showers quickly develop and become heavy in places. In the south west more persistent outbreaks of rain return and later on they push across southern counties. Temperatures remain below average for May generally, however in sunny spells it will feel quite warm.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Fri 10th May

High pressure next week

Saturday begins with rain clearing from the south east. Through the day sunny spells develop but there will be showers too. 

By Sunday high pressure builds in from the west and showers become more scattered. After a chilly start it will feel pleasant in the afternoon sunshine.

By early next week high pressure becomes the dominant feature of the weather. It should lead to a mainly settled period, however it is likely to become centred over Iceland and Greenland. That leads to a northeasterly flow so it won't be particularly warm, although in the strong sun at this time of the year it will feel pleasant. Near the east coast it could be cooler and cloudier. 

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