Weekend Weather Forecast 5/8/10

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Weekend Weather Forecast 5/8/10

Postby weatherman » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:51 pm

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WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST
Issued: 1600 Thursday 5th August 2010

SATURDAY:
Low pressure in the North Sea is going to be pulling away eastwards, turning the flow from a brisk south-westerly to north-westerly. As this happens an occluded front moves south through the country during the day.
It will be a fair cloudy start to the day for most of England and Wales. An area of patchy rain associated with the occlusion will be drifting southwards, passing through all areas during the day, reaching the southeast by evening. Visibility will be reduced as the rain moves through, although most of it light and patchy.
Behind the from the winds turn to the northwest and conditions become brighter. There will be some showers for the coasts of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, but for most it should be getting brighter and drier.
Winds WSW-SW 18-22kt (F5-F6) ahead of the front, becoming NNW-NW 14-18kt (F4-F5) as the front passes and generally easing further towards the evening.

http://www.weatherweb.net/ukfronts3.htm



SUNDAY:
A ridge of high pressure is going to be building through Sunday. This introduces a much slacker airflow (hence the 1mb isobar spacing on the chart).
Generally it should be a fair morning. There could be some mist patches inland, but these will be clearing quickly with sunny spells coming through. Some showers over the far northeast of Scotland at first.
The sunny spells will be allowing some cloud to bubble up with scattered showers forming inland. These tending to be over the high ground of southern and eastern England, an odd one heavy, but always fairly isolated.
Most paces should be dry with sunny spells and sea breezes forming on coasts.
Increasing cloud in western Ireland later as the next front approaches from the west.
Winds will be mainly light WNW-W 7-10kt (F2-F3) although stronger in sea breezes.

http://www.weatherweb.net/ukfronts4.htm


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Re: Weekend Weather Forecast 5/8/10

Postby Arghiro » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:17 pm

Tell me Simon, is that High likely to hang around for the following week? I'm planning to take the family for a week's cruise around Anglesey-ish & a week's high would be lovely for them - even if I need to get more fuel!

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Re: Weekend Weather Forecast 5/8/10

Postby weatherman » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:25 pm

Hi,

I have a feeling it may build mid to end of next week and should bring some pleasent conditions. Of course, it all could change!

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