Issued: 1000hrs Sunday 30th September 2018
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Temperatures varied, fairly mild in the south
High pressure will influence southern Britain during much of the week ahead, with some pleasantly warm days expected, but also some fog patches in the mornings. Occasional rain will come into north-western areas. A risk of a wet and windy spell heading toward next weekend, although detail is very uncertain.
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A west to southwesterly pattern brings milder air across the country. High pressure builds in the south. Fronts toward the north-west will produce a lot of cloud for Scotland, northern England and Ireland. Occasional rain for western coasts and hills. Dry and bright for central & south & eastern England & Wales. Strongest breeze toward the north-west. Highs 12 to 19C, warmest in the east.
A cold front is expected to sink southwards across northern Britain, with a little rain in places, but amounting to very little. Wettest toward north-west Scotland, but most likely staying dry for central and southern areas of Britain. Sunniest toward the south-east. Breezy, warmest south, cooler north. Highs 11 to 19C.
Low confidence heading toward the weekend: Pressure becomes slack and winds are likely to fall light. A likelihood of fog patches in the morning. A risk of some rain or showers in the west & north-west. Many places staying dry with variable cloud and some sunshine. Highs 11 to 17C, warmest south-east.
Detail very uncertain: Fronts may come back in from the Atlantic toward the weekend, bringing rain to Ireland, then west & north-western Britain, although timing uncertain. Milder air moves back across the south. Highs 12 to 18C.
A possibility of some wind and rain for a time, but confidence very low and there should be some dry and bright spells weather too. Highs 12 to 18C.
Pressure may rebuild, keeping many places dry, but fog patches in the morning under light winds. Some rain may come in from the west. Highs 11 to 17C.