Scratchbox - October 20, 2017
Issued: 18:45hrs Friday 20th October 2017
Garry: Heavy rain now sweeping across the south-west, Wales & Northern Ireland, then advancing quickly north-eastwards to all parts tonight.
Issued: 13:32hrs Friday 20th October 2017
Garry: Still some residual drizzly rain for eastern England this afternoon, but it's dry for most. Some sunshine. Heavy rain spreads across Ireland, then into Wales & south-west England later.
Issued: 08:20hrs Friday 20th October 2017
Garry: Bits of showery rain left from overnight rain this morning, will tend to fade away, leaving brightening skies for many.
Issued: 14:46hrs Thursday 19th October 2017
Garry: A swathe of heavy rain affects central-western England and east Wales, moving northwards, whilst further heavy pulses move into the south-west.
Issued: 08:17hrs Thursday 19th October 2017
Garry: A murky picture for many today, drizzly and damp, and some heavier rain moving slowly north across central England.
Issued: 15:28hrs Wednesday 18th October 2017
Simon: No change in the forecast for Saturday with gusts of 70mph expected across Ireland, Wales, central and southern England. Expect an 'official' warning soon.
Issued: 12:31hrs Wednesday 18th October 2017
Matt: Best of the weather continues to be across N England and parts of S Scotland so far today; Mainly dry here with some sunshine. Cloudy and damp weather is moving north though, some locally heavy rain recently around the Home Counties too.
Issued: 10:05hrs Wednesday 18th October 2017
Simon: Plenty of discussion about potential for Saturdays low pressure system to be named #StormBrian . Certainly looks a likely candidate!
Issued: 07:27hrs Wednesday 18th October 2017
Simon: Some rain across southeast and southern England this morning, drizzle in eastern Scotland. Cloudier for most other areas but dry overall.
Issued: 22:55hrs Tuesday 17th October 2017
Simon: Latest ECMWF continues to track a deep area of low pressure across Scotland on Saturday, bringing risk of severe gales to Ireland, Wales and England.
Issued: 14:07hrs Tuesday 17th October 2017
Simon: A quieter afternoon for most.
Issued: 10:31hrs Tuesday 17th October 2017
Simon: Looks like storms may return to the UK and Ireland on Saturday. Still plenty of problems with the detail but likely to be windy for many.
Issued: 07:21hrs Tuesday 17th October 2017
Simon: Winds continue to gusts in northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland this morning, these easing into this afternoon although as late as this evening in eastern Scotland before the wind drops.
Issued: 17:25hrs Monday 16th October 2017
Garry: Top UK wind gusts so far today - Aberdaron 89mph, Valley 81mph, Mumbles 80mph.
Issued: 12:28hrs Monday 16th October 2017
Garry: Saharan dust and Iberian wildfire smoke drawn northwards due to Ophelia's winds are contributing to red sun effects today.
Issued: 09:15hrs Monday 16th October 2017
Simon: Just look at the temperatures in west Wales right now, yes that's 22C ! Feels more like summer than autumn but that's what happens ahead of such tropical storms as Ophelia.
Issued: 07:40hrs Monday 16th October 2017
Simon: 52m ph gusts now into the Isles of Scilly.
Issued: 07:24hrs Monday 16th October 2017
Simon: Ex Hurricane Ophelia heads through Ireland today and then into Scotland tonight. Severe gales and storm force winds in the west of the UK and across Ireland could bring disruption.
Issued: 15:36hrs Sunday 15th October 2017
John: 21C at Manston
Issued: 08:23hrs Sunday 15th October 2017
John: During Monday ex-hurricane Ophelia is expected to track up across western Ireland into Scotland. Strong gales develop later in the day with gusts possible to 80 mph up through the Irish Sea coasts. Some disruption is possible. These transfer north into northern England and Scotland through the night with gusts to 70 mph over the hills.
Issued: 08:18hrs Sunday 15th October 2017
John: a misty, murky start across England and Wales dense fog patches. As the winds pick up, expect this to clear to warm sunshine in the south east east.
Issued: 11:45hrs Saturday 14th October 2017
Matt: Feeling warm and humid out there, more like early September, than mid-October. Temperatures already up to 21C at Doncaster Airport as of 11:30BST.
Issued: 09:18hrs Saturday 14th October 2017
John: some rain that fizzles out across Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland. Best of the sunshine will be across eastern areas of England and Scotland. Feeling quite mild.
Issued: 14:27hrs Friday 13th October 2017
Garry: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle focused on western areas this afternoon, but the odd shower spreading across the Midlands into eastern areas.
Issued: 08:22hrs Friday 13th October 2017
Garry: Rain in the west today, some heavy falls over the hills. Cloudy for all, but largely dry in the east. Mild southwesterlies.
Issued: 16:53hrs Thursday 12th October 2017
Garry: A mild night ahead as southwesterly winds strengthen. Increasing amounts of low cloud, and rain coming into the west & north-west.
Issued: 08:15hrs Thursday 12th October 2017
Garry: A dry, bright and cool start for many. A few showers in Scotland.
Issued: 17:11hrs Wednesday 11th October 2017
Simon: The sun has come out to end the day in western areas, although there are some showers. Things looking better for all on Thursday.
Issued: 10:43hrs Wednesday 11th October 2017
Matt: Heavy and persistent rain continues to affect much of SW Scotland, Cumbria, N Lancashire and N Wales. Increasingly large and extreme rainfall totals are in evidence with some localised flooding too.
Issued: 07:28hrs Wednesday 11th October 2017
Simon: Our rainfall totals estimated from radar are showing over 100mm of rain has fallen in parts of northwest England and Scotland in the last 24hrs, and it is still raining.
Issued: 07:20hrs Wednesday 11th October 2017
Simon: The heavy rain in western Scotland and Northern Ireland eases this morning, although continues in northwest England and north Wales. The rain band then slips into the rest of England this afternoon although will weaken considerably.
Issued: 19:04hrs Tuesday 10th October 2017
Simon: Latest official weather warnings of rain are online right now.
Issued: 19:03hrs Tuesday 10th October 2017
Simon: Expect some local flooding this evening and overnight due to heavy rain in west and southwest Scotland as well as northwest England.
Issued: 10:42hrs Tuesday 10th October 2017
Simon: Heavy rain on Wednesday cold bring some local flooding to western Scotland, northwest England and Wales as the latest forecast rain accumulation chart to 7pm Wednesday shows.
Issued: 08:02hrs Tuesday 10th October 2017
Issued: 07:13hrs Tuesday 10th October 2017
Simon: This mornings patchy rain in Wales, Northern England and southern Scotland gradually fades. A few bright spells for some although staying cloudy in southern England. More persistent rain and strong winds reaching western Scotland this afternoon.
Issued: 21:42hrs Monday 09th October 2017
Simon: A wet few hours in western Scotland, but the rain should ease after midnight.
Issued: 12:55hrs Monday 09th October 2017
Simon: Staying mostly cloudy this afternoon. Still bits of rain over hills of south and west.
Issued: 07:25hrs Monday 09th October 2017
Simon: Broken cloud today with some spots of drizzle and light rain, mainly west and far south.
Issued: 08:01hrs Sunday 08th October 2017
John: a chilly start across central England. Lots of dry weather about today with the south having the best of the sunshine.
Issued: 14:47hrs Saturday 07th October 2017
Matt: Region of wet weather across N England will clear through, then some drier weather developing this evening and overnight, but still with some patchy rain and drizzle in places, especially in the north and west. Mild night in towns and cities, chilly in the countryside.
Issued: 12:27hrs Saturday 07th October 2017
Matt: Cool, windy and, in places, wet weather continues today. Rain and showers affecting northern and western areas in particular.
Issued: 07:59hrs Saturday 07th October 2017
John: a cloudy, breezy and chilly day to come with patchy bits of rain and drizzle in places at times.
Issued: 14:44hrs Friday 06th October 2017
Garry: Cloud thickening from the west this afternoon as fronts push in from the Atlantic.
Issued: 08:23hrs Friday 06th October 2017
Garry: A crisp, sunny morning for most places. Local brief showers in north Wales. Overnight lows dipped locally to 4 or 5C in rural areas.
Issued: 14:48hrs Thursday 05th October 2017
Garry: A dry afternoon for many, but a few showers feeding inland from the Irish Sea, and also into northern Scotland from a cool north-westerly airflow.
Issued: 08:12hrs Thursday 05th October 2017
Garry: A band of rain will clear across southern England this morning. Sunshine and a few showers following. Feeling cool in a brisk north-westerly wind.
Issued: 22:30hrs Wednesday 04th October 2017
Simon: a very windy evening, here are gusts so far today.
Issued: 16:55hrs Wednesday 04th October 2017
Simon: A wet evening in Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northwest England as rain becomes heavier. An areas o gales passing too through these areas too.
Issued: 13:26hrs Wednesday 04th October 2017
Simon: Wet through Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northwest England this afternoon with rain reaching the north and west of Wales too.
Issued: 10:59hrs Wednesday 04th October 2017
Simon: Weather warnings now issued for winds this evening and tonight.
Issued: 08:31hrs Wednesday 04th October 2017
Simon: Rain is about to become heavier in Northern Ireland and the south of Scotland.
Issued: 06:53hrs Wednesday 04th October 2017
Simon: Some heavy rain slips south through southern Scotland and into Northern Ireland and eventually northwest England today. Dry in the south with broken cloud. Gales easing in northern Scotland although heavy showers here.
Issued: 18:09hrs Tuesday 03th October 2017
Simon: Rain slipping south through Scotland tonight. Mostly dry elsewhere and chilly too.
Issued: 13:42hrs Tuesday 03th October 2017
Simon: Annoying amounts of patchy rain continue in western Scotland and Northern Ireland this afternoon, with one or two showers in NW England fading soon. Dry elsewhere but breezy.
Issued: 07:14hrs Tuesday 03th October 2017
Simon: Dry for most of the UK and Ireland today, the best sunshine to the south. A few showers in western Scotland, NW England and Northern Ireland this morning, these becoming confined to western Scotland this afternoon.
Issued: 16:23hrs Monday 02th October 2017
Simon: rain now spreading through southern Wales and southern England, a few hours for some, probably 2 to 5mm generally, although more on western facing slopes. Heavy showers north and west, although these fading at the same time that the rain clears the south overnight.
Issued: 13:32hrs Monday 02th October 2017
Simon: Winds ease through England, Wales and Ireland this afternoon although widespread gales continue in Scotland.
Issued: 07:01hrs Monday 02th October 2017
Simon: It's a windy start to Monday morning with the strongest gusts in western Wales, NW England and western Scotland. These will be transferring around northern coasts of Scotland this afternoon whilst easing further south.
Issued: 15:00hrs Sunday 01th October 2017
Matt: Patchy rain and showers clearing eastwards this evening, with a lot of dry weather for many overnight. However, the focus is on very strong winds, gales, developing across Scotland, Ireland and N England tonight, with showers . Local gusts more than 60mph into early Monday.
Issued: 11:56hrs Sunday 01th October 2017
Matt: Wet weather continues across Scotland, some western areas having seen up to 20mm to 30mm within the last 12 hours. Quite humid today too, but strong winds a primary feature of importance later on and tonight.
Issued: 09:42hrs Sunday 01th October 2017
Matt: Damp start to Sun, but it's warm out there as tropical air is in evidence across most areas. As of 9 am, temperatures were already 17C at London City Airport.
Issued: 07:59hrs Sunday 01th October 2017
John: splashes of rain are moving across southern parts of Britain while an area of heavier, persistent rain is affecting western and southern Scotland.
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