released at 08:40 on Tuesday 23 April 2019


High pressure still start to retreat slowly from our shores and conditions turn more cyclonic for the remainder of the week.


In contrast to the past few days, we are starting with a fair amount of cloud across the county. Some brighter spells may well emerge later, but generally we can expect to retain the cloud for the best part of the day. It will be another warm day with temperatures climbing to around 21C in a light to gentle south-easterly breeze. Overnight will remain generally dry, but still with a fair amount of cloud. Lows will fall to around 8C.


A band of showery rain will move northwards through the county tomorrow morning, but this will tend to clear to drier conditions through the afternoon although it will probably remain cloudy until the evening when we could see some late sunshine. Temperatures will be a touch lower than what we have seen of late with highs of 18C. Winds will veer southerly and will be gentle for the most part. A band of heavier rain will move up from the south overnight. Lows will fall to 7C.  Rain first thing on Thursday should clear northwards by the end of the morning to leave an afternoon on sunny spells and scattered showers. Despite the moderate breeze from the south, it will feel quite a bit cooler with highs of just 13C falling overnight to 6C. Friday is expected to be similar; rain at first clearing to showers in the afternoon. Winds will gentle to moderate veering westerly.