Issued: 1000 Thursday 11th of October 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Risk of a Frost in the North and West Later
Overall low pressure is expected to dominate the weather across much of the United Kingdom as weather fronts Sweden outbreaks of persistent rain to be followed by sunny spells and scattered showers. We could see a spell of potentially heavy rain and gales coming into southern parts of England on Sunday, although models are not in agreement the confidence is low in the forecast on this point. Temperatures are expected to be just below normal for most of this week.
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There is some question for Sundays weather. We may see an area of heavy rain sweep up across the south of England along with strong and gusty winds. To the north, expect a day of sunny spells and scattered showers. Expect highs of 10 to 13C.
Monday. Most parts of the United Kingdom will be fair and mainly dry with a few scattered showers across northern parts of England and southern Scotland. Outbreaks of moderate to heavy rain spread in across Northern Ireland, western parts of Scotland, western Wales and western England evening and then into all parts of the night. Expect maximum temperatures of 9 to 14C.
A wet morning across all but Wales, southwest England and Northern Ireland with heavy spells of rain. This clears all but East Anglia and the southeast in the afternoon. Most places will be dry and fine for the evening then dry overnight. Colder night is possible cross the north and west with a frost. Expect high temperatures of 10 to 13C.
Most parts of the country will fair and dry on Wednesday although it will be a few scattered showers along western coasts and perhaps across East Anglia and the southeast, where one or two could be heavy. Some heavier rain may threaten East Anglia and the southeast tonight with a frost possible in the north and west Expect top temperatures of 10 to 13C.
There is a risk of rain across the extreme eastern parts of England this morning but this should clear up into eastern parts of Scotland in the afternoon. Just a few scattered showers to come across western parts of Britain with sunny spells. Expect top temperatures of 9 to 12C.
Confidence is low in the forecast at this point. Some rain is possible across northern Scotland with scattered showers across southwest England and Wales. Elsewhere it could be mainly dry. Expect high temperatures of 9 to 13C.