Issued: 1200hrs Wednesday 1st October 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Low pressure is going to be taking control of the weather over the coming days. This is going to lead to a reduction in temperatures and will be bringing showers or longer periods of rain, most in the north and west. It is going to be windy at times too, with a risk of some gales in the west.
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Low pressure south of Iceland pushing a cold front eastwards. The front brings rain, some of it heavy over the hills of Scotland, England and Wales. The front then passing east, taking rain with it into the afternoon, probably finally clearing southeast England by evening. A ridge of high pressure follows the front giving lots of sunshine and dry weather to the rest of England, Wales and most of Scotland and eastern Ireland. Western coasts of Ireland and Scotland are likely to be cloudier with some showers. Highs at a cooler 12 to 18C.
A ridge of high pressure over southern and eastern parts of the country brings dry weather with broken cloud and sunny spells. To the west will be low pressure. This will be driving fronts eastwards to give cloud in Wales, western Scotland and Ireland as well as parts of northwest and southwest England. There will be showers through these areas, the showers merging to longer spells of rain at times. Highs near 13 to 17C.
Low pressure remains northwest of Scotland on Monday. Fronts will bring cloud and rain to much of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the far west of England. Eastern parts should be drier and will be rather cloudy. A windy day in the west. Highs at 13 to 16C and feeling cooler.
Low pressure remains over Scotland on Tuesday. This brings another unsettled day with strong winds and bands of showers and rain driving their way eastwards. Highs near 10 to 15C, and feeling cold in the wind.
A deep area of low pressure remains west of Scotland on Wednesday. It will be a breezy day with showers or longer spells of rain, most in the north and west. MLess showers through central and eastern areas with some sunny spells. Highs at 11 to 16C.
Another unsettled day on Thursday. It is going to be windy with gales to the south and west. Bands of showers and rain passing eastwards. Highs at 10 to 15C.