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Issued: 1200 hrs, Friday 19th April 2019

Weakening front slips south through Scotland and Northern Ireland bringing increased cloud and some patchy rain to these areas too.
High pressure to the east is going to be bringing another fair day to most parts of the UK and Ireland. There will be decent spells of sunshine, but there will again be a haze after morning mist and fog patches have lifted.
Little change in the afternoon with the fair conditions continuing for most, although lower cloud and patchy rain will be in western Scotland and the north and west coasts of Ireland, reducing visibility here.
Winds E-NE 12-16kt (F4) across central and southern areas with sea breezes in the afternoon, variable 8-12kt (F3-F4) in Ireland and Scotland, again with sea breezes in sunnier parts of the east.

Lower pressure drifts to be to the west of Scotland on Sunday. The cold front that is associated with it brings rain to western Scotland and western Ireland, some of it heavy.
Elsewhere the high pressure retains its hold and brings a fair day with sunny spells after morning mist and fog patches clear. It should be dry. Sea breezes around coasts.
Winds SW 12-17kt (F4) in the north and west, perhaps 20kt (F5) on western coasts of iIeland and Scotland,NE 10-14kt (F3-F4) in the south, although variable 15kt (F4-F5) in sea breezes.

A subtle change taking place on Monday. With pressure falling the atmosphere is going to become more unstable, this in turn increasing the risk of some showers.
Overall it is a fair start to the day. It should be stying fair throughout in central and eastern areas. However, showers may trigger along southern and western coasts and hills, a few of these heavy in the afternoon.
Some low cloud and fog may affect the coasts of southern Ireland.
Winds SE 12-18kt (F4-F5) for most.