Issued: 0900 Wednesday 8th November 2017
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
A cold weekend with wintry showers over northern hills, milder mid next week
Becoming colder for all into the weekend as the flow turns more northwesterly. This is going to be bringing plenty of showers through northern and western areas, some wintry on the hills. Staying cool into the early stages of next week, although becoming milder with some patchy rain and more cloud into the middle of the week.
For the weather for the next few days click here
A colder northwesterly flow develops on Saturday as high pressure builds west of Ireland with low pressure to the east. There will be showers in north and west initially, but with the greatest risk of showers then transferring to more northern and eastern areas later in the day, perhaps wintry on northern hills too. Many central and southern areas of the UK though having a lot of dry weather with some good sunny spells. Overnight frost is likely. Highs at 6C to 11C.
Another chilly day with high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east. There will be further showers, most on northern and eastern coasts and hills with some wintry over the high ground of Scotland and eastern Pennines. Scattered showers affecting northern and western coasts of Wales and northwest England too. Dry elsewhere with sunny spells. Highs at 5 to 10C, a widespread frost set to develop on Monday night.
A ridge of high pressure builds into Ireland and the west of the UK through Monday with a morning frost for many. Low pressure to the east allows for the northerly flow to bring scattered showers in the far east and southeast. Drier to the northern and west with sunny spells, although cloud may increase in the far northwest of Scotland and western Ireland. Highs at 7C to 10C at best.
Fronts bring increasing cloud through the north and west on Tuesday with some rain at times, perhaps especially across Western Scotland and Northern Ireland. Drier in the east and south with bright spells after a morning frost. Highs at 8C to 11C.
Pressure may again start to build through the UK and Ireland on Wednesday. A weak front across southern and eastern England may bring cloud and outbreaks of rain here. Drier with more broken cloud to the west and north. Highs at 9 to 12C.
Lower confidence in the forecast for Thursday. It is likely to be a dry day in more southern and eastern areas. Northern and western parts could be cloudier with some outbreaks of rain here. Highs at 9 to 13C.