Issued: 1000 Sunday 7th October 2018
Duty forecaster: David Hulse
Mainly settled in the south and east but with spells of rain or drizzle for northwestern areas.
The main focus on rain during the week is across the north and west with brighter skies for the east and south of the British Isles. Cool under any cloud and rain but with an overall trend for rising temperatures and becoming warm at times, especially in southern and eastern parts.
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High pressure to the east of the British Isles with low pressure to the southwest of Ireland deepening and moving north. Some rain or drizzle in the north and west of Scotland at first, otherwise dry with a good deal of sunshine. Highs 14 to 18C in the north, a warmer 19 to 21C in the south.
Low pressure to the west of Ireland will continue to deepen and move north, while another deep low tracking east-northeast into the mid-Atlantic, will drive frontal troughs east across the British Isles. Some sunshine but cloudier at times with rain or drizzle moving northeast. Turning wet and windy across the south of Ireland and Southwest England later. Highs 17 to 21C.
A deep low, moving northeast to the west of Ireland, will drive frontal troughs across Britain and Ireland with another low forming to the southwest of Ireland later. A spell of wet and windy weather will move northeast across Britain and Ireland, followed by showers, although rain may persist over parts of England and Wales, especially in the south. Highs 15 to 22C.
Low pressure to the southwest of Ireland will deepen and track northeast across the British Isles. Sunny intervals and showers at first in Scotland and Northern Ireland but s spell of rain, heavy at times, over the South of Britain and Ireland will move north. Highs 15 to 22C.
Low pressure near to the northeast of Scotland will move away northeastwards, allowing a transient ridge of high pressure to build in the south but this will decline later as a frontal trough moves into western areas. Cloud and rain over Scotland at first, otherwise sunny spells but with showers running into northern and western areas, then rain returns to the west of Ireland and Scotland later. Highs only 11 to 13C in the north and west but up to 22C in the east and south.
Low pressure to the southwest of Iceland, moving northeast, will drive frontal troughs across the British Isles. A band of rain, accompanied by strong south to southwest winds over Western Scotland and Ireland will move east, although the east of England may stay dry until the evening or night-time. Cooler generally, highs 9 to 15C.