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Dry Weather to Return to UK After an Unsettled Monday

After an unsettled Monday across the United Kingdom, dry conditions will return into the middle of the week as low pressure pulls into Scandinavia and a ridge of high pressure builds across the region.

However, before the dry weather arrives on Tuesday, showery conditions will affect much of the United Kingdom. Some lengthier spells of rain are also expected in the South of England, particularly in the Southwest.

The steadiest of the rain on Monday will fall over areas around Plymouth and Exeter. Southampton and Brighton are expected to see rainy spells during the morning, but this should lessen to periodic showers for the afternoon and evening.

Farther to the north across the rest of the United Kingdom, generally from London on north, scattered showers and occasional sunny breaks will be the theme of the day. There could be a few thundery showers during the afternoon which will bring a brief period of heavier rain, but this should be the exception.

Beyond Monday, a ridge of high pressure will build across the British Isles as low pressure moves farther to the east into Scandinavia. Not only will high pressure provide dry conditions on Tuesday, many areas will enjoy bright or sunny spells and a light wind. However, this could also bring patches of fog during the morning.

Dry weather will continue into Wednesday as well for most areas, though the odd shower will be possible in Scotland and northern England.

Many across the United Kingdom will also feel milder temperatures heading into the middle of the week. Much of southern and central England will see high temperatures rise a few degrees (Celsius) above normal. By Wednesday and Thursday, London is expected to have high temperatures near 25 C (77 F).