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UK Forecast - October 05, 2018
Wet and cold Saturday
Better Sunday in south

Low pressure and a slow-moving front affects central-southern Britain. Wet and cold in a swathe from south-west to north-east across England & Wales. The area of rain will drift slowly south-eastwards, with some heavy and persistent falls. The far south-east stays largely dry until afternoon. Brisk northerly winds. Scotland, Northern Ireland & northern England will be dry with sunny spells. A few showers around coasts. Highs 14 to 16C south-east, 10 to 12C north. Just 6 to 9C in rain.

Saturday night
The remnants of rain in the south-east will clear overnight. A strong northerly wind will affect southern England, particularly near exposed coasts. High pressure builds from the north-west, allowing skies to widely clear. Some fog patches forming in central England & Wales, perhaps also the south-west where winds drop light. Chilly with slight frost in rural areas. Some rain may return to north-west Scotland as southwesterly winds strengthen. Lows 0 to 5C, or 6 to 9C south-east.

A ridge of high pressure topples across Britain and Ireland, bringing a fair day to many places with good sunny spells. A fresh north-easterly wind will affect English Channel coasts, easing through the day. Meanwhile, a strong south-westerly will affect the north & west of Britain & Ireland, reaching gale force some coasts and over the hills. Rain moves into western Scotland, soon setting in and giving prolonged heavy falls over the West Highlands. Highs 10 to 15C.

A south-westerly pattern influences the British Isles, bringing milder air back across the country. A lot of low cloud around western coasts and hills, with rain or drizzle, most persistent in western Scotland, also the north-west of Ireland. Small amounts of rain for eastern Scotland. Staying dry for the Midlands, south and east of England. Breezy for all, possible gales locally in the north-west, gusty around hills. Highs 12 to 17C, warmest in eastern districts.

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