Issued: 0900 Monday 8th October 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
A mixed and warm week, severe gales in west on Friday
Warm conditions during this week, especially over the east and south of the country. Wind and rain to the west with the risk of severe gales overnight into Friday/ The weekend may become cooler for a time before drier and warmer weather returns next week.
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A cold front passing eastwards through the country on Thursday. There wil be cloud and rain in western areas in the morning whilst the east will be dry with sunny spells. The afternoon sees rain in eastern areas as brighter weather follows through Ireland and the west of the UK. Temperatures rising to 22C in southeast England but cooler weather arrives from the west behind the front with tops of 12 to 15C.
The threat of severe gales in western parts of the UK as low pressure passes northeast. Gusts could reach 60 to 70mph. Rain in Scotland, Ireland and the west of England and Wales. Drier for the east of England with some sunny spells here. Very warm in southeast England at 22C but cooler in the west at 15C.
A deep area of low pressure to the west of Ireland on Saturday. Higher pressure to the east. Generally dry and mild with sunny spells, the best of these in the west. The risk of some low cloud and drizzle affecting southern parts of Ireland and some coasts of southwest England. Highs at 23C in southeast England,21C in western Ireland.
A front may become slow moving north to south through the country on Sunday. There will be outbreaks of rain and it may feel cool where the cloud and rain occurs, although it is uncertain as to exact locations. Highs at 21C in southeast England, 12 to 15C elsewhere.
Low pressure to the west of Ireland on Monday, higher pressure to the east. A front may be slow moving over the UK bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain. Some drier areas too. Highs at 20C in southeast England but more widely 13 to 15C.
A weak front pushing patchy rain and cloud eastwards through the UK. Brighter and drier weather may reach the west as a ridge of higher pressure builds. Temperatures at 12 to 19C.