Issued: 0900 Tuesday 6th November 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Mild and unsettled with wet and windy weather at times, better next week
Unsettled weather continues through this week and into the weekend. Low pressure brings rain and strong winds at times, most of the rain falling in western and southern parts of the UK and the whole of Ireland. With the winds mostly from the south it is likely to be mild. There are signs of drier weather developing over England, Wales and eastern Scotland early next week although still with rain in western Scotland and western Ireland.
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A front passing east on Friday brings rain to eastern parts of Scotland and England early on Friday morning. At the same time an area of windy and wet weather blows into Ireland and the west of the UK. This wind and rain spreads east through the rest of the UK and Ireland, except northern Scotland, with gales on coasts and the rain turning heavy, especially around western and southern coasts and hills. Tending to turn showery in Ireland in the afternoon with some brighter weather arriving here too. Temperatures at 9 to 13C.
Low pressure northwest of Scotland on Saturday. This is going to allow a showery west to southwest flow to affect all parts of the UK and Ireland. Most showers affecting western and southern coasts and hills, but drier elsewhere with only a scattering of showers. Temperatures at 9 to 13C.
Low pressure remains to the west of Scotland. A southerly flow brings cloud and rain into England and Wales. Probably more showery conditions in Ireland and Scotland. Tops at 9 to 13C.
A brighter day on Monday as low pressure stays north of Scotland. There will be some sunny spells but some showers too. Most of the showers affecting western hills and coasts with eastern areas being drier. Highs at 8 to 13C after an early frost in Scotland.
Higher pressure builds on Tuesday in southern parts of the UK and Ireland, A southwest flow blows fronts into western Ireland and western Scotland with the risk of rain here. Rather breezy in the north and west. Highs at 10 to 15C and feeling mild.
Low pressure west of Ireland brings a brisk southerly flow through Ireland and the UK. This turns conditions wet in Ireland, although most of the UK should be dry. Highs at a mild 11 to 16C.