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Granada Weather - Weekend Outlook

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High pressure is to thank for bringing sunny and settled conditions to many parts of the region for Thursday. It's fairly positive news into the weekend but we do lose the influence of the high for a time as it slips southwest on Friday, allowing a weakening weather front to move in from the north and sink southwards.

What this means for the Granada region is that cloudier skies are likely to develop during the day on Friday with some showery outbreaks around - one or two of which could be heavy. High pressure then sits to the west of the UK during the weekend, never too far away and still the main influence on our weekend weather - so many places will be dry with variable cloud, some sunny spells around and temperatures around 20°C. Winds will come from the north so a fresher feel - not quite as impressive as Thursday.

THURSDAY:

Staying fine and mainly dry across the region with some spells of sunshine, particularly towards the south. High level cloud will increase through the afternoon. Warm or very warm. Highs to 22°C inland.

THURSDAY NIGHT:

Dry with clear spells for much of the night. Cloud will thicken across Cumbria by dawn. Lows 11°C.

Best of any sunshine reserved for the first part of Friday. Cloudier with shower risk from the north y the afternoon

FRIDAY:

A dry start for most areas through the morning with some warm sunny spells around. Cloud will build through the day and patchy rain will invade from the north, spreading south but weakening, bringing isolated showers across the south later. Highs 20- 22°C.

WEEKEND:

Isolated light showers on Saturday but after a damp and murky start in places conditions should improve during the day.

Although an odd shower is possible it should be mainly dry for the rest of the weekend with variable cloud and bright if not sunny spells.

Staying warm in any sunshine. Highs around 20°C. Winds light, but from a slightly fresher northerly direction.

The weekend will be a little fresher with some cloud around but mainly dry and warm in any sun.