Issued: 0800 Wednesday 28th September 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
A mixed week to come. There will be drier days, but some cooler, wetter days too. There will be some showery rain on Saturday, but a quieter day on Sunday with autumnal mist and fog. Next week sees rain in the west, but temperatures lifting in a southerly wind which brings drier weather to the east. Tending to turn more unsettled again mid week.
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A shallow area of low pressure brings some rain into central and southern areas of the UK on Friday, this edging eastwards. Misty and murky across parts of the north and west at first, this lifting to leave some broken cloud and sunny spells. Showers or rain arrive in Ireland and western Scotland later. Highs at 14 to 18C.
Still a fair amount of uncertainty in the forecast for Saturday. A shallow area of low pressure crosses southern England taking outbreaks of rain with it. Timing is uncertain, but it may become brighter in the north and west. Highs at 15 to 19C.
A ridge of high pressure builds on Sunday. This may lead to a misty and murky start for many. There could be some fog patches in places, although these lifting to leave a mostly fair day with sunny spells and variable cloud. Highs at 14 to 18C.
A more southerly flow on Monday. This is going to be bringing a mild day for all. Sunny spells in the east, but some rain in the west as a front arrives from the Atlantic. Highs at 15 to 21C.
Low pressure is closer to western Scotland on Tuesday. A front slips into northern England, Wales and Ireland bringing some rain here. Southern and eastern England should be drier with some sunny spells developing. Showers affecting northern and western Scotland, a few heavy. Highs near 14C in Scotland, 19C in southern England.
A more unsettled day in western Scotland and Ireland as fronts move in bringing heavy periods of rain. Drier to the east and south with some sunny spells here, although increasingly breezy. Highs at 15 to 22C.