Issued: 1000hrs Thursday 2nd November 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Frost and fog some mornings
A cool weekend lies ahead, with rain on Saturday followed by heavy showers spreading from the west. However, many places will be dry and bright on Sunday. Clear skies will lead to a widespread frost on Monday morning. Fronts moving in from the west bring a spell of wind and rain by late Monday into Tuesday. The rest of the week should return to fairly quiet and cool weather.
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A cool north-westerly breeze. Bright with sunny spells for most places, but expect a scattering of showers. Local heavy bursts with hail possible, mostly focused on western coasts of England & Wales, but some shower bands may drift well inland toward the Midlands. Showery too for north & north-west Scotland, with snow over the mountains. Showers tending to fade as pressure builds from the west. Top temperatures 8 to 11C.
Clear skies overnight brings a slight frost for Monday morning. Dry and sunny for many places. Early fog patches possible in low-lying areas. Cloud will tend to thicken from the west as fronts move in from the Atlantic. Rain develops for the north-west of Ireland and western Scotland into the afternoon and evening, turning heavy. Strengthening south-westerly winds across the west & north. Temperatures rising slowly to 8 to 11C.
Heavy rain spreads gradually south & east across Britain, setting in for many hours, most prolonged in western areas, where it may rain most of the day. Rain may begin to break up as it reaches south-eastern counties later. Showers following into western regions, turning wintry on hills. Strong south to south-westerly winds, gusting gale force in exposed spots in the west, later veering westerly. Highs 8 to 12C.
Confidence of detail is low, but an improving pattern is likely durind midweek. The remnants of previous rain may linger in some central & eastern areas. Showers around western coasts, wintry on the mountains. Sunny spells breaking through. Winds becoming light. Highs 7 to 10C.
Pressure is likely to build, bringing fairly quiet weather to most places. A touch of frost and some morning fog patches in central areas. A bright day with some sunshine. Patchy rain may return to the north-west. Highs 8 to 11C.
Many areas may stay quiet with early frost and fog, then a bright day with sunny spells. Cloudier toward the north-west, with a little rain possible. Highs 8 to 11C.