Issued: 1000hrs Thursday 27th October 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Often dry, occasional showers
High pressure will influence the British Isles over the next week to 10 days, bringing plenty of dry weather. Temperatures will be very mild this weekend and early next week, then a change in wind direction will usher in much cooler conditions. Foggy mornings common, and frost by midweek.
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High pressure situated across central & south-east England brings dry, bright and very mild day to most places. Early fog patches may be locally slow to clear in low lying inland areas, but there will be a good deal of sunshine overall. Thicker cloud toward the far north-west may bring patchy rain to northern Scotland. Light winds, although expect an easterly breeze along the south coast. Top temperatures 15 to 19C.
Remaining dry and mild for much of the country. Fog patches in the morning, locally dense and persistent for many hours. Patchy rain for northern Scotland, perhaps also across Ireland. Sunshine breaking through for England & Wales. Light winds for most, but a brisk easterly breeze affects the south coast. Daytime highs 14 to 18C, and staying mild into Halloween evening.
A weakening cold front sinks slowly south across the country. A little showery rain for northern areas. The Midlands and south should remain dry, although cloud will thicken from the north. Early fog patches again in the south. Winds mainly light, but becoming northerly, and freshening in Scotland. Temperatures up to 15 to 17C in the south, but only 12C in northern regions.
Cooler air spreads to all regions as a weak cold front passes south. Fairly cloudy, perhaps a little rain for a time in central-southern areas. Showers likely along North Sea coasts, also in northern Scotland. Sunny spells developing for many. Risk of frost in the morning in north. Daytime highs 9 or 10C north, 12 to 14C south.
Feeling chilly for all areas. High pressure across the country brings mainly dry weather. Fog patches early morning. Frost for many - rural areas in the north & west likely to dip below freezing. Sunny spells by day. A few showers in the east. Some rain may return to north-west Scotland. Highs 9 to 12C.
Staying cool. Showers may become more widespread in the north & west. A freshening breeze. Sunny spells, and central-southern regions may stay largely dry. Frost for some in the morning. Highs 8 to 12C.