Issued: 0930 Friday 1st October 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Unsettled with rain and high winds. One or two drier days. Cool currently but milder later next week.
Unsettled weather is expected to continue with heavy rain at times as well as blustery winds, gales in places. Brief ridges of higher pressure give one or two drier days too. Temperatures around or slightly below average this weekend but through next week a milder flow could move in.
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Monday sees sunny spells and showers, showers most frequent and heaviest towards the west. Still a breezy day but perhaps less so compared to Sunday. Becoming milder still across southeast England with highs here reaching 17 or 18C. Elsewhere, highs between 11 and 16C.
Rain will push through Wales, central and southern England first thing before clearing off over the North Sea as the morning progresses. A cloudy day here thereafter with occasional bursts of heavy rain still about but also showers for England and Wales. Drier and brighter further north and west, although rain does look to push up and affect eastern regions of Scotland later. Highs at 11 to 15C.
A weak ridge of high pressure is to build through Wednesday. This brings a brighter day with sunny spells and dry weather for most. Increasing cloud in western areas as the day progresses and rain will move in acnd across Ireland, Northern Ireland into western regions of Scotland and northwest England later. Winds will also strengthen in the west. Highs at 12 to 16C.
On Thursday rain clears northern Scotland through the morning and winds will ease. Some patchy rain is expected across central and northern England as well as Wales. Heavier rain through southern Ireland. Rain spreads across Ireland into Northern Ireland through the day and turns heavy and persistent across Wales. Elsewhere, staying mainly dry with sunshine in the nrth but cloudy skies further south. A milder day with hghs at 14 to 19C.
On Friday, rain through the morning affecting many areas will gradually clear off allowing for better sunny spells during the afternoon, although do expect showers, these frequent and heavy in the west. A windy yet very mild day with highs at 14 to 20C.
Saturday looks to currently be mostly dry as a ridge builds in across the country. Some showers though for west Scotland where winds will be rather blustery still. Lighter winds elsewhere. Highs at 14 to 19C.