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Summer returns by the end of the week

So far this week it's been a seasonal mixture of some sun but also heavy showers and outbreaks of rain. Temperatures have been on the cool side of average and winds have often been strong and gusty.

By Friday a ridge of high pressure builds from the south and if it decides to stay with us for the weekend and into next week (which at this stage it does!) then a return to more 'Summer' weather as opposed to 'Autumn' weather is on the cards.

A prolonged spell of high pressure at this time of year is not without it's problems - misty mornings and cold nights will also be in the mix - but days will be mainly dry and temperatures are expected to rise.

OUTLOOK: High pressure building by the weekend

Until then we remain in a changeable set-up for the next few days, with cold and windy weather dominating the region - showers or rain never too far away.**

***Wednesday*Sunny spells and blustery showers. Temperatures a little better but winds stronger. Feeling chilly after a cold start. 13-15C

ThursdayA spell of rain moves through from the west. Winds remain fairly strong. Brighter skies may develop later with a mixture of sunshine and showers for the afternoon. Highs 15C

FridayThe ridge of high pressure starts to build. Dry and bright across many areas with some sunshine. A breezy start but winds easing and temperatures recovering to 16C.

Showers Wednesday. Rain Thursday. Improving Friday into the weekend