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Weekend weather prospects

Clouds over Hull Photo: GORDON MAWSON

It's Thursday! So what are the weekend weather prospects?

Unfortunately, low pressure is dominant on my weather charts, that means rising air which generates clouds and bands of rain. There is a potential for some quite heavy rain on Saturday, especially over Yorkshire. Sunday looks like being the better of the two days but I cannot guarantee that it will stay dry.

As if all that wash't bad enough, winds will blow in from a northeasterly direction keeping temperatures around or below average.

Is there any better news for the following (Bank Holiday) weekend?

That's a long way off in weather terms but early indications are it will be mostly dry and bright but with winds from a northerly quarter we won't be breaking any temperature records.

JON MITCHELL