UK Forecast- September 18, 2018
Windy for all
Severe gales in north
Severe gales with gusts of 60mph affecting much of Ireland and the north of Great Britain today. Rain too in Scotland and Ireland this morning, heavy at times although clearing much of Ireland by mid morning with a few bright spells here later. Breezy elsewhere but dry with a fair amount of cloud, just a few spots of light rain could affect southern England. This afternoon sees the rain clear from eastern Scotland only to be replaced by heavy showers in the west with the gales continuing here. A few showers in western Ireland but generally dry, bright and windy. The rain band slips into northern England, Wales and Cornwall, before turning more showery as it passes into eastern England, the Midlands and the southwest during the afternoon. Drier weather follows behind the rain band. Highs at 23C in southeast England, 12C in northern Scotland.
Severe gales lasting throughout the night in Scotland with heavy showers to the north and west. Patchy rain in East Anglia and southeast England, clearing away as the winds fall lighter. However, more persistent rain moves into the far south of Ireland, Wales and much of central and southern England later and this may turn heavy in Wales and the southwest. Lows at 6C in central Scotland and a very mild 17C in southern England.
An area of low pressure passing through the west and north of the UK on Thursday bringing rain to much of England, Wales and Ireland. The rain could be heavy at times in the west. Showers in northern and western Scotland but fair with sunny spells and drier weather in the east. Lighter rain too in southeast England. Winds may become strong to gale force in the far south of England. Highs at 23C in southeast England but much cooler for the majority at 12 to 16C.
Chilly overnight into Friday as a cold front clears east taking rain with it. This leads to a brighter and fresher day. The brisk west to northwest wind will be bringing showers to many western and northern areas of the UK and Ireland. Drier and brighter to the east and south with sunny spells throughout the day. Highs at 10 to 17C.