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UK: High Pressure Holds Early Week

The area of high pressure that moved atop the United Kingdom over the weekend will help to maintain largely dry conditions through the start of the week. Most areas will have seasonable conditions with bright or sunny periods.

The greatest threat for showers will be found on Monday and on Tuesday across Ireland. However, any shower is expected to be light and brief. Farther to the east across Scotland, Wales and England, dry conditions will hold.

Just to the east of the United Kingdom, rain is expected to stretch from Germany into the North Sea. Some cloud from this area of rain is expected to move into eastern parts of England and Scotland, but rainfall will remain offshore. Places such as Aberdeen, Hull and Norwich would be most likely to see the more widespread cloud. However, even these areas will have brighter spells.

Temperature highs are expected to be close to average with highs on Tuesday being slightly warmer. A light wind will help to make it feel more comfortable.

The next threat for more widespread rain will come on Wednesday as a cold front approaches the British Isles from the Atlantic. The best chance for rain with this system will be across Ireland and western parts of England and Scotland. The southeast of England, including in London, could manage to have another dry and mild day.