Issued: 0900 Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Mixed weather continues, rain for many but some drier days too
Mixed weather in the coming days with rain for all, although there will also be some drier weather. The weekend is expected to be more mixed with some showers or rain. The early stages of next week look likely to be drier with some lower cloud and drizzle at times, but also milder weather.
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A ridge of high pressure builds through Friday. There may be some mist and murk around with broken cloud at first, although this clears to bright or sunny spells. Some thicker cloud could affect western parts of Scotland. Highs at 11 to 16C.
Fronts pass east on Saturday as the flow turns more westerly. The fronts bringing cloud and some outbreaks of rain through Ireland, Wales and Scotland with some drizzle in northern England. A few bright spells in southern and eastern England. Highs at 14 to 16C.
Low pressure to the east of the country on Sunday. This has bands of rain rotating around it, drifting south through the UK during the day. Fewer showers further west across Ireland and western Scotland with some sunny spells here. Highs at 10 to 15C.
Pressure remains generally high through the UK and Ireland on Monday. This is going to be bringing rather murky weather. Mist or fog patches slowly lifting to leave a dry day. The best of any brightness in the east. Tops near 12 to 16C.
A slack pressure flow through Tuesday. There may be low cloud and drizzle affecting western coasts and hills. Eastern areas tending to see the cloud breaking with some bright spells coming through. Highs at 13 to 17C.
Higher pressure to the east with lower pressure to the west. It is likely to be dry with bright or sunny spells. A risk of some rain in western Ireland. Highs at 13 to 17C.