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The latest weather maps show a large area of low pressure surrounding the UK on Friday, bringing the likelihood of heavy rain. Writing on Twitter, Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook said: “GFS06z shows the green circle of doom visiting the UK later this week. Highlights a degree of uncertainty even in the relatively short-term outlook.”
Mr Gaze told Express.co.uk: “The graph shows an area of low pressure during this period on Friday.
“This indicates a likelihood of heavy rains or showers during this time.
“There could be heavy thunderstorms – based on this racing model.”
Referring to conditions at the time, Mr Gaze said there was currently “slow movement” across the UK with “high pressure centered too west to keep things dry”.
He added that this left the UK open to the low pressure which has triggered heavy rains in recent days.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern has warned that there are currently two to three days of cloud and rain hanging over the Atlantic.
On Tuesday, the UK could escape much of the torrential rains seen in recent days as temperatures remain warm, with highs of 21 ° C at the Wales-England border and 20 ° C at London.
However, the Met Office expert warned: “But here is the changing Atlantic weather I was talking about.
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He added: “This will bring more volatile weather more widely on Friday.
“There will be wetter weather on Friday in central and southern Scotland, Northern Ireland.
“This rain then pushes through the north and west of England, as well as Wales, with a lot of cloud cover to create a dreary and humid day in places.
“Brighter in the southeast, but here we could see heavy showers developing, again depending on the exact nature of this jet stream.”
The Weather Outlook described the forecast for the coming week as “changeable”, with rain prevailing and spreading across the country as hopes of a strong British summer continue to fade.
For Tuesday, the forecaster said the downpours in southern counties would “steadily” disappear, although they may “linger” in the far southeastern regions, with outbreaks of rain spreading to northwest later in the day.
A band of rain in the northwest is expected to slowly grow southeasterly on Wednesday and become more and more patchy throughout the day, with The Weather Outlook warning: “There could still be more gusts. heavy in North West England, Northern Ireland and North Wales. “
Conditions are expected to improve in the south and east, with dry weather and “varying amounts of cloud and sun” and “a feeling of warmth in the sun”.
But The Weather Outlook provided a choppy forecast from Thursday through the weekend, with a mix of warm conditions mixed with extended periods of rain.
The forecaster said: “Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: changeable.
“In the dry and bright periods, it will be quite hot.
“However, all areas could have showers or longer periods of rain.”