Dry, Pleasant Weather to Return for UK and Ireland

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
August 29, 2014; 10:47 PM ET
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A series of storms brought unsettled weather to much of Ireland and the United Kingdom this week; however, more tranquil weather is expected from Sunday into next week.

A storm system will bring some spells of rain and showers to the region through Saturday, but any heavy rainfall will be limited to Friday. Although there can be some local downpours, no flooding is expected from this storm.

The greatest threat for a soaking rain will be from northern Ireland into Scotland, with just some passing showers across the rest of Ireland, Wales and England.

By Saturday, there will only be some lingering showery spells across Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland as high pressure builds southwest of Ireland.

This area of high pressure will dominate the weather across the region for the bulk of next week.

A weak frontal boundary crossing Ireland and northern parts of the United Kingdom from Sunday night into Monday will bring some brief showers; otherwise, dry weather will prevail.

Temperatures will be 2-4 C (3-7 F) above normal through next week, following several days of cool weather this week.

While the weather will be trending toward tranquil early next week, attention will need to be given to the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland which erupted early on Friday. International air travel could become impacted across the U.K. and North Atlantic depending on the weather currents and the amount of ash that is released into the air over the next several days.


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