By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
April 21,2017, 12:32:15PM,EDT
While a weekend of seasonable temperatures with plenty of dry weather is in store, a fresh bout of chilly precipitation is on the horizon for the United Kingdom early next week.
Although the week ended with showery weather across the region, pleasant conditions will remain through Sunday.
“High pressure building into the United Kingdom this weekend will foster dry weather,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister.
Those hoping to get a good glimpse of the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend will want to head as far south as possible, where a clear nighttime sky is most likely.
The weather will be appreciated by runners of the 2017 London Marathon and Great Edinburgh Run, both of which are set to take place on Sunday.
However, the weather pattern is poised to take a wintry turn early next week.
“A cold front will move across the United Kingdom on Monday bringing chilly and breezy conditions to the area,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards.
Temperature contrasts will be most noticeable in northern portions of the U.K., where high temperatures will be up to 4-5 degrees Celsius (about 8 degrees Fahrenheit) lower on Monday than on Sunday.
“There will also be some showers and some of these can be wintry across Scotland during the early part of the week,” said Richards.
While the higher elevations of Scotland and Northern Ireland will experience wet weather through the weekend, it is expected to spread to the coasts by Monday as the cold front drops through the area.
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The temperature drop will be noticeable across Ireland as well, where Sunday’s 15-16 C (about 60 F) high temperatures will be replaced with highs closer to the 10 C (50 F) mark on Monday as waves of rain move across the country.
Showers are expected to reach London by midday on Monday, though the recently warm weather won’t retreat until Tuesday.
The weather pattern will remain active over the U.K. through the upcoming week, keeping wet weather and below-average temperatures in the forecast.