Issued: 1000hrs Friday 4th November 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Some persistent rain developing west & north-west
A cold weekend ahead as strong northerly winds affect the country. A chilly pattern continues early next week. Often dry for central areas, but there will be squally showers around coasts, particularly in east. Becoming gradually milder later next week as fronts move in from the Atlantic.
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A cold and strong north to north-easterly wind. Bands of heavy showers around eastern coasts, but some squally bursts are likely to extend inland across East Anglia, perhaps into the Midlands. Possible hail and thunder. Local shower bands may also clip west & north Wales, also Cornwall. Central-southern counties, plus north-western Britain will be mainly dry with sunshine. Local frost in the morning. Highs 7 to 10C.
High pressure extends south across the country. Widespread frost for most places overnight. North-easterly winds continue to bring showers into south-east England. Mainly dry elsewhere with sunshine, which may turn hazy as high cloud thickens from the north-west. Fronts moving in from the Atlantic bring a risk of rain to the far west & north-west later. Lighter winds than previous days for most. Staying cold at 7 to 10C.
Detail and timing uncertain. A front is expected to pass south-eastwards across the country, bringing cloud and rain, this most persistent in the west & north, but may affect most areas through the day. Showers follow from the north-west. A little sun breaking through once rain clears. Blustery winds as rain moves through. Cool, 8 to 11C, perhaps becoming milder in the west & south-west.
High pressure to the south-west tries to build across the country. A few showers in the west, where it stays mostly cloudy. Some sunshine for central & eastern areas. Less cold than previous days, highs 9 to 12C.
Confidence low. A milder westerly pattern is likely, with fronts over the Atlantic spreading across Britain & Ireland. Rain most persistent in the west, smaller amounts in the east. Cloudy overall. Highs 10 to 13C.
Confidence low. A continued westerly pattern. Pressure may build from the south-west. Fronts clearing to bring brightening skies. Showers in the north-west. Highs 9 to 12C.