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14th May 2010, 03:09 PM

Just a quickie this week (I'm out of the office promoting a Weather Photographer of the Year competition for a certain well known high street bank, which likes black horses!). Isn't technology amazing though, I'm publishing this on the train heading home from London?

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Issued: 1400 Friday 14th May 2010

Low pressure is centred to the northwest of Scotland through today. A ridge of high pressure builds through the UK, ahead of a warm front which will make it into the west of Ireland in the afternoon.
A fine start to the day for most of the country. There will be sunny spells to start the day and these will be continuing throughout over England and Wales.
Some thicker cloud for northwest Scotland, where it will also be breezy, with a few outbreaks of rain.
Later in the day thicker cloud will be reaching western Ireland, bringing some rain here, together with deteriorating visibility.
Winds will be mainly NW-W 7-10kt (F3) over much of England and Wales, as well as coastal areas, backing WSW-SW 12-16kt (F4) in western parts of England and Wales in the afternoon. Mainly SW 18-24kt (F5-F6) in western Scotland and in Ireland later.


A frontal system will be tracking east through the country on Sunday. This should clear eastern coasts of England and Scotland by mid-afternoon. Low pressure remains northwest of Scotland, an unstable air mass following southeastwards across all areas.
A fair start for southeast and eastern parts of England. But the cloud and rain associated with the frontal system will already be through Scotland, Wales and western England. This will be edging eastwards through the day, bringing outbreaks of ever more showery rain. I do have a reservation in the forecast though, as it may well be later when the rain clears the southeast. My experience with these systems shows them slowing as they move east and weaken.
Following will be a mix of sunshine and scattered showers. These more persistent for northern and west Scotland where they could turn to longer periods of rain.
Winds early SW 10-14kt (F3-F4) ahead of the front, then W-WNW 15-23kt (F5-F6) behind it. Mainly W 8-10kt (F3) in northeast Scotland.