Issued: 1000hrs Monday 23rd October 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Largely dry; rainfall amounts small
High pressure will start to influence our weather as this week progresses, allowing things to settle down heading into the end of October. Temperatures remaining fairly mild, although tending to fall a little by the weekend, when some rural areas may see slight frosts develop. There is a chance of becoming much cooler heading into the first week of November as winds become northerly.
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A slack pressure pattern across the British Isles brings a quiet day to most places. A decaying warm front lies across central England & Wales, producing a lot of cloud, and patchy drizzle in the west. Fairly cloudy for many southern counties, although some brightness may develop. Broken cloud and sunny spells for northern Britain & Ireland. Breezy for Scotland, with showery rain in the far north. Highs 12 to 17C.
Pressure is likely to build - the high centred to the west of Britain. A generally dry picture, with patchy drizzle possible locally as a weak front remains in situ across southern areas. Bright with sunny spells in the north. Breezy toward the north, otherwise light winds. Some early fog patches possible, and a touch of frost first thing in rural areas. Feeling fresher, highs 11 to 16C.
Another quiet day is likely with high pressure nearby - centred toward the south-west of the British Isles. Dry for most with some sunshine breaking through. A little rain in the far north of Scotland. A west to north-westerly breeze in northern & eastern Britain. Lighter winds elsewhere. Chance of fog patches in the morning toward the south & west, and a rural frost is possible. Highs 11 to 16C.
Little change for many. Largely dry, although some rain may affect Scotland. Light winds and early fog patches. Fairly cloudy skies with some sunshine breaking through in central & southern Britain. A westerly breeze in northern areas brings thicker cloud, although eastern Scotland should see sunshine. Highs 11 to 16C.
A similar mostly cloudy outlook, with a chance of patchy rain, but most places should stay dry. A north-westerly breeze. Feeling a little cooler. Highs 10 to 15C.
A freshening wind is likely, with some rain developing for north-western regions. Staying dry for many. Best of any sunshine toward the east & south. Highs 10 to 14C.