Issued: Sunday 25th September 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
High pressure dominates, but a mixed month overall
October is expected to be dominated by high pressure. However, that does not mean that the month is going to be dry throughout.
There will be spells of more unsettled weather, especially at the begging of the month and after mid month too.
Things more settled in the midle of the month and again towards the month end.
*1/10/16 - 7/10/16*
An unsettled start to October. Low pressure brings wind and rain for many. The rain could be heavy at times, with gales in places.
Feeling mild overall.
*8/10/16 - 14/10/16*
Hints of conditions beginning to settled down during this period.
High pressure may build bringing drier weather and some reasonable spells of sunshine for most. Overnight fog could occur as could some local ground frosts.
*15/10/16 - 21/10/16*
Probably staying settled at first but then a tendency for more unsettled weather to arrive.
This is focussed on Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England but it may spread to other areas too.
Watch for heavy periods of rain and gales. Temperatures close to average.
*22/10/16 - 31/10/16*
Starting unsettled for the final week of the month. Further periods of rain and strong winds.
It may be that by the end of the month higher pressure returns. This brings drier weather, but also the risk of some overnight fog and frost. Some days may be rather dull and drizzly as the fog lifts.
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