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Week ahead - October 20, 2016
Generally cool
Murky at times

Issued: 1000hrs Thursday 20th October 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson

Risk of rain in south early next week

A cool easterly pattern will persist over the next few days, as high pressure is once again centred over Scandinavia. There is a risk of some rain in the south early next week, then the pattern is likely to change - dry conditions in the south, but westerly winds bring occasional rain to the north-west.

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Sunday 23/10/16
An easterly pattern affects Britain and Ireland. Dry for many places, with broken cloud and occasional sun, generally best in the west & north-west. A few showers are likely along North Sea coasts, mainly north-east England & eastern Scotland. Some rain may encroach into the far south-west later. A fresh breeze along English Channel coasts, but fairly light winds elsewhere. Local morning mist patches will soon clear. Cool, highs 10 to 13C.

Monday 24/10/16
Uncertainty regarding the progress of a front across southern Britain. Outbreaks of rain are likely to extend across southern counties of England & Wales, and may turn persistent for several hours. Areas of rain or drizzle also likely to affect east & north-eastern regions. An easterly breeze continues. Driest and brightest toward the north-west of Britain & Ireland. Rather cool, particularly where rain persists, 10 to 13C.

Tuesday 25/10/16
Frontal rain should clear from southern England, although may linger for a time in the south-east early in the day. A benign pressure pattern is likely to influence the country. A murky start for many places, some fog patches. Generally cloudy, although some sunshine may break through. Light winds overall. Slightly milder, highs 11 to 15C.

Wednesday 26/10/16
A cool start, with local fog patches in the south. Most likely dry and bright for much of England & Wales, best sunshine toward the east & south. Fronts approach Scotland & Ireland from the Atlantic, bringing an increasing risk of rain for the north-west, plus a freshening breeze here. Light winds in the south. Highs 12 to 16C.

Thursday 27/10/16
High pressure is expected to influence southern areas, whilst fronts affect the north-west. Dry for many, but some rain may turn persistent in western Scotland & Northern Ireland. Some showery rain may extend across central & northern England. Light winds in the south, risk of early fog. Highs 11 to 15C.

Friday 28/10/16
Little change, with high pressure likely to reside over southern areas, bringing early fog, but a largely dry and bright day. Fronts toward the far north may see some rain for Scotland, but uncertainty about the southward extent of this rain. Highs 12 to 15C.

Week Ahead
General Remarks
Fr, 21.10. various clouds, light rain 11° - 14° 90%
Sa, 22.10. various clouds, light rain 11° - 14° 80%
Su, 23.10. various clouds, light rain 10° - 14° 80%
Mo, 24.10. cloudy, rain 10° - 13° 70%
Tu, 25.10. partly fog 10° - 15° 60%
We, 26.10. various clouds, light rain 11° - 16° 60%
Th, 27.10. various clouds 11° - 15° 50%
Fr, 28.10. various clouds, light rain 11° - 15° 40%
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