Issued: 1000hrs Friday 1st November 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Frequent outbreaks of rain this weekend with gales for some
It's a complicated weather story heading into the weekend and beyond, but the overall theme is unsettled, with more heavy rain in the forecast. This brings a threat of further flooding. Gales are possible at times. Temperatures will briefly rise into the weekend before becoming chilly again next week.
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Low pressure stays in charge, with further zones of rain and heavy showers rotating across the country. Some persistent heavy falls in places. A mixed day on the whole though some spots to the north and west stay generally dry as winds turn from the northeast later. Highs 7 to 11C, coolest north and west.
The wind continues to turn northeasterly across the country into midweek, with temperatures falling for most places. Clusters of showers spreading inland from North Sea and north-facing coasts. Brisk and chilly winds. Highs 6 to 11C, 12 or 13C along the south coast and to the far southeast.
Pressure may build a little from the west at first, with drier conditions for many, but a greater risk of frost in the morning. Cloud builds from the southwest with outbreaks of rain for southern parts of the UK and Ireland later. Highs 4 to 9C.
Another zone of low pressure affects southern parts of the country with renewed heavy rain here. Some hill snow in the north. Blustery winds with a risk of gales. Highs at 4 to 8C.
Staying mixed as several low pressure centres circulate around the UK and Ireland. Sunny spells, showers and outbreaks of rain. High temperatures at 3 to 9C.
We may see high pressure build across much of the UK bringing a mostly dry and fine day with a few wintry showers. Cloudier with outbreaks of rain for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Highs at 4 to 8C.