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UK Forecast - October 17, 2018
Dry and bright in the south
Scattered showers in the north

High pressure is building from the southwest across the British Isles bringing a dry and fine day for most. There will be some fog around first thing in the morning in the relatively calm conditions but this should burn off quickly to leave a bright day with the best of the sun in the north of England. Some southeastern parts of England may remain overcast for much of the day while winds will strengthen slightly in more exposed coastal areas. Highs of 11 to 13C for the northern half of the country, 14 to 16C for central and southern England and Wales.

Thursday Night
A largely dry, cool and calm night for most of the British Isles. Skies will remain cloudy over the northwest of Scotland as a weak frontal system pushes in bringing some rain for a time. The system will weaken as it moves across Scotland but may bring a few scattered showers across the Highlands. Lows in the single digits (3 to 9C) everywhere which may lead to a touch of ground frost in more exposed localities.

High pressure remains dominant across the southern half of the British Isles bringing a dry day with plenty of sun for central and southern areas. Any early morning mist and fog will burn off quickly to leave a bright day, though parts of Ireland will remain cloudy. A damp day for parts of Scotland with showers and a moderate southwesterly breeze. Highs of 11 to 13C for Scotland and Ireland, 14 to 17C for England and Wales.

A high pressure ridge remains in place across the south, while an area of low pressure centred to the northwest of Iceland brings fresh southwesterly winds and outbreaks of rain to northern and western areas. Breezy with some rain for northwest Scotland and Ireland, elsewhere dry and relatively mild. The best of the sun will be in the south and east of England. Highs of 14 to 17C.