Weekend Weather Forecast 16/4/10

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Weekend Weather Forecast 16/4/10

Postby weatherman » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:33 pm

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Issued: 1500 Friday 16th April 2010

High pressure is going to be dominating across the southern half of the country throughout today. It is being squeezed somewhat by fronts moving southwards into northern Scotland, although these are weakening as they come up against the high pressure.
A fine day is expected across most of England, Wales and southern Ireland. There will be good spells of sunshine throughout the day and only small amounts of cloud. Winds will be light and visibility should be good.
For the north of Scotland there will be rain associated with the fronts, this heavy at first along northern coasts and hills. However, as the feature edges southwards it should weaken with the rain becoming moderate then light. Visibility will be moderate or poor in the rain.
For southern Scotland and Northern Ireland cloud is going to be increasing, but at least it should stay dry through the day.
Winds will be E-ENE 10-14kt (F3-F4) through the English Channel and along southern coasts of England, becoming variable across central parts of the country, then W-WSW’ly north of the high centre. Eventually W-WSW 12-16kt (F4) through much of Scotland and Northern Ireland but then turning more WNW 15-20kt (F5) behind the cold front in northern Scotland, and then NW 25-30kt (F6-F7) across the far north of Scotland, Shetland and Orkney as the occlusion arrives.


High pressure remains in control through Sunday, being centred northwest of Ireland. The flow is going to be turning more northerly for most of us though, as a weakening cold front moves south. I don’t expect this to have any activity associated with it though, although the trough moving into northern Scotland could bring some showers.
For the far south of England and Wales the day is likely to be dry with plenty of sunshine. There will be a general increase in cloud in the afternoon, but generally a fair day.
Most of the rest of the country will be seeing more cloud, although this breaking to allow a few sunny spells to come through. There could be some spots of rain across East Anglia though. Showers affecting northern and eastern Scotland, but fair to the west.
Winds from the N or NE at 8-12kt (F3) for most of us.


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