BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts thick cloud and showers as UK set for wet conditions

BBC Weather: Kirkwood forecasts rainy conditions in some areas

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Carol Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast that weather conditions will be split over the west and east of the UK throughout Wednesday. The BBC meteorologist added that temperatures are expected to reach as high as 22C as a result of the sunshine in the west of the UK.

Ms Kirkwood said: “We have got a bit of an east and west split going on today.

“Eastern areas are seeing more cloud, there is some rain coming in, that cloud is thick enough for the drizzle.

“Towards the west, it will brighten up and there will be more sunshine.

“A few showers are likely but they will be fairly isolated.

“Temperatures in the sunshine getting up to about 22 degrees or mid to the high teens if you are stuck under the cloud in the east.”

She added: “Through this evening and overnight, once again we will see more cloud coming in from the northern seas especially across central and eastern areas.

“In the west, there will be some clear skies so that does mean we will see some mist forming.”

The BBC’s long-range forecast for July outlined unsettled conditions.

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The BBC wrote: “As we head into July the large-scale weather pattern is expected to change from what we experienced for the first part of June.

“High pressure is expected to build in the North Atlantic to the west of Europe while another high in Russia builds off to the east.

“Between these high-pressure zones, an area of low pressure is expected, which will often be nearby to the UK in Northwest Europe.

“This will lead to a more unsettled pattern for the UK with wetter and at times windier conditions and fewer dry and sunny days.

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“At the same time, temperatures will trend a little cooler with northwesterly or northerly winds bringing in some fresher Atlantic air from nearer to Iceland.

“This type of weather pattern is notorious for the day-to-day variability that can be difficult to predict more than about a week ahead.

“We can say with high confidence that we expect the large-scale weather pattern to develop by early July but we only have medium confidence on the specific details, especially with the temperatures.

“There’s a smaller chance high pressure could also build overhead and push lows into Scandinavia.”

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