Issued: 0800 Wednesday 12th October 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Milder at the weekend and early next week, rain at times
A cold few days ahead with some showery bursts of rain. Turning milder into the weekend as the wind turning to the south. Mixed into next week with periods of rain and showers at times, most of them to the west. Hints of chillier weather for a time in the middle of the week.
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Low pressure to the south of Ireland on Saturday. Fronts spread northwards bringing rain and showers to Ireland. A further area of cloud and rain affects much of Northern Ireland and Scotland as well as northern England, although brighter weather with a scattering of showers may follow from the south. Highs at 12 to 16C.
Low pressure over Ireland on Sunday. A southerly flow will be bringing less chilly weather to all parts of the UK and Ireland. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in the west, edging eastwards during the day. Heavy showers and brighter weather follows to the west. Tops near 13 to 17C.
Low pressure to the northwest of Scotland on Monday. A trough in the west gives some cloud and outbreaks of showery rain here, these heavy at times. Drier to the east and south with some brighter spells. Highs near 13 to 17C.
Low pressure will be to the north of Scotland on Tuesday. This is going to be bringing rain and cloud eastwards through the UK and Ireland, whilst more southern and eastern areas will be drier with sunny spells. Highs will be around 11 to 16C.
Low pressure to the north and east of the country on Wednesday. This brings a colder day with rain clearing to showers. These could turn wintry over the hills of Scotland. Highs at 10 to 13C.
A ridge of higher pressure builds through the UK and Ireland on Thursday. This brings a fair amount of dry weather and sunny spells. A band of cloud and outbreaks of showery rain in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Highs at 11 to 15C.