Issued: 0900 Wednesday 18th October 2017
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
A stormy weekend then mild, warm and mixed next week
A mixed few days ahead with cloud and some outbreaks of rain, most in the west. Becoming stormy on Saturday with wind strengths sufficient to cause some damage as wel as disruption to transport. Next week becomes mild and even warm in the south and east with little rain, but wetter to the west.
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A deep area of low pressure passing east on Saturday. Whilst detail remains difficult it is likely that rain, showers and severe gales will be widespread. Winds may be strong enough to cause some damage over Northern Ireland, northern, central and southern England as well as Wales. Rain clears eastwards but then heavy showers follow to the west. Highs at 11 to 17C.
Low pressure east and west of the UK on Sunday. There will be a mix of sunshine and showers, some heavy with gales continuing in northern England and southern Scotland. The showers tending to fade in the west as the day progresses with Ireland being mostly dry. Highs at 11 to 15C.
A broad, moist southwesterly flow on Monday. western parts of England, western Scotland, western Wales and most of Ireland will be cloud with periods of rain, some of the rain heavy. More eastern and southern areas should be drier with some bright or sunny spells in the southeast. A mild day for all, warm in the southeast. A mild day at 18C in the south, 13C in the north.
Low pressure stays to the west on Tuesday. The southwest flow persists bringing cloud and periods of rain, heavy in thew west. Perhaps drier to the south and east. Highs at 13 to 18C.
Low pressure ot the west with higher pressure to the east on Wednesday. Rain and cloud affecting Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as parts of northern England. Brighter to the south with sunny spells coming through here. Highs at 12 to 18C.
Some outbreaks of rain passing north through Thursday. Becoming drier to the south with sunny spells. Highs at 12 to 19C.