BBC Weather: Sunny spells and scattered showers as forecast remains unsettled for UK

BBC Weather: UK set for continued unsettled conditions

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Speaking to BBC news, weather presenter Carol Kirkwood as Tuesday will be mostly pleasant staying dry and clear for most with patchy rain in other areas. But she warned gale force winds of up to 40mph are set to batter Wales on Wednesday as a massive weather front comes in from the Atlantic which will bring with is heavy rain and strong winds. As the country goes into Thursday more rain is due but temperatures will remain steady for much of the week as an area of changing low and high pressure keep out extreme temperatures.

Ms Kirkwood said: “This weeks weather remains unsettled.

“Sunny spells and some scattered showers with those showers slow moving, heavy and thundery in places.

“For the rest of the UK there is a fair bit of sunshine but don’t forget those slow moving heavy and thundery showers.”

She added: “But if you are out of them, in light breezes it will feel quite pleasant.”

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Tuesday will see highs of 21C in Edinburgh, 21C in Birmingham, 20C in London, 19C in Belfast and 18C in Plymouth  

But Ms Kirkwood warned of a huge weather front that will roll in off the Atlantic on Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning that will bring in heavy downpours in Northern Scotland and Western Ireland.

She explained how the weather front will slowly pushing east and weakening as it does so.

The presenter said: “A lot of dry weather to start the day, many of us seeing sunshine with any early morning mist and fog lifting quite quickly.

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But she warned the UK will have showers “developing once again” as we move into Wednesday evening.

Wednesday will see highs of 21C in Newcastle, 21C in Hull, 20C London, 20C in Cardiff, 19C in Belfast and 18C in Plymouth.

Thursday is looking “quite messy” where low pressure arrives for much of the UK bringing strong winds.

While she warned gusts in Wales could reach 40mph.

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The presenter added: “Some eastern areas could stay dry for much of the day although the cloud will build as the rain moves in towards the West.”

Thursday will see temperatures fall to the mid to high teens as the UK is battered by rain.

It will be 21C in Norwich, 20C in Hull, 19C in Edinburgh, 18C in Aberdeen and 17C in Belfast on Thursday.

The weekend will see some sunny spells but expect rain for much of the UK as clouds gather overhead.

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