Issued: 0930hrs Friday 6th October 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Small amounts of rain south & east; generally mild
West to south-westerly winds will dominate during the week ahead, bringing almost relentless rain to western Scotland, and frequent rain to western regions elsewhere. Much smaller rainfall totals further south & east across Britain. This persistent Atlantic airflow maintains mild temperatures, but it will be often windy.
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Fronts moving in from the Atlantic bring wind and rain to the north-west of the British Isles, turning heavy and persistent for western Scotland, and increasingly wet too across Northern Ireland. Patchy rain and drizzle spreading eastwards across England & Wales, but amounts small. Fairly cloudy. Some brighter spells toward the east. Quite mild, highs 13 to 18C, warmest in the east.
A westerly airflow continues. A weakening band of rain passes south-eastwards associated with a cold front, followed by brighter spells and some sunshine. Frequent rain or showers for western Scotland. Breezy, brisk westerly winds, strongest in northern areas. A little cooler, top temperatures 12 to 16C.
Staying breezy, or windy in the north. Frontal rain continues to affect the north-west, most persistent in western Scotland. Some rain in western areas elsewhere, but central, & south-eastern Britain may escape largely dry, with just spots of rain from time to time. Highs 12 to 17C, warmest south-east.
Confidence becomes low later in the week. A generally unsettled pattern is likely. Most rain may stay toward the north-west, with southern areas drier, brighter and quite mild. South-westerly winds, strongest north. Highs 13 to 18C.
Staying unsettled, but wind and rain may remain focused on the north-west, leaving south & eastern areas drier and quite mild. A chance that rain becomes more widespread. Highs 12 to 17C.
Fronts passing eastwards bring rain for some, mainly the west & north-west. A little cooler for all. Highs 11 to 16C.