Issued: 0900 Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
A mixed week with milder weather sandwiched by a much colder weekend
A mixed week ahead. It is likely to be mild or even warm in the south and southeast, although the weekend will be turning significantly cooler for all. Next week becomes milder again to the south and east with drier weather. Western areas seeing temperatures around or above average, but it will be wetter in the west and windier at times too.
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Lower pressure edging into the UK and Ireland on Friday. This brings some cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most in northern England, wales and Ireland. Warm in southern and southeast England with broken cloud and some sunny spells here. Cooler in Scotland, northern and western Ireland with sunny spells and dry weather, although some showers in northwest Scotland. Tops near 23C in southeast England, 9C in northern Scotland.
Low pressure is likely to be deepening over northern France on Saturday. This affects much of the UK with rain likely in England and Wales, although uncertainty over where most of the rain will be. Perhaps brighter for Scotland and western Ireland after a cold start. A cold day in the northerly wind. Highs at 10 to 14C for most.
Low pressure may continue to bring some rain to the far south of England on Sunday, but these should ease. A ridge of high pressure builds bringing a cool day for most with sunny spells. Thicker cloud, wind and rain reaching western Scotland in the afternoon. Highs around 9 to 14C.
A ridge of high pressure extends through southern Ireland and much of England and Wales on Monday. The day should be fair with sunny spell for most, although some low cloud affecting western coast and hills. A band of rain associated with a front through Scotland and Ireland giving stronger winds and rain here. Highs at 20C in southeast England, 9C in northern Scotland.
The ridge of higher pressure is expected to be over central and eastern England on Tuesday. Stronger winds and heavier rain affecting more northern and western areas. Drier in the east and south of England. Temperatures at 20C in the sunshine in the southeast, more widely 10 to 15C.
A mixed but mild day in a south to southwest Wind. There may be some rain affecting the far south of the UK, but drier for most other places with some sunny spells. Highs at 12 to 19C.