Becoming Drier & Warmer This Coming Week
The wettest summer for a century is now over (probably the 2nd wettest on record), so what can we expect from the first week or so of Autumn? Well, it's not looking too bad at all, with a ridge of high pressure building in from the southwest this coming week. Which will mean the weather should improve early next week for most - with increasing amounts of sunshine and becoming warmer too.
Before then, it's a rather mixed picture this weekend, as weather fronts moving in from the west bring a lot of cloud and some rain in places, though there will be some sunny spells developing too and it should at least be a little warmer than yesterday.
For today, it's a rather cloudy morning across northern and eastern areas, with mist and patchy drizzle across northern and eastern England and some patchy rain or drizzle across parts of Scotland. However, we do have brighter skies with sunny spells developing to the east of high ground across Wales, SW England and the West Midlands. These brighter skies will develop further east across England through the afternoon, though the cloud perhaps slow to break up across the far southeast. Scotland and the far north of England will probably remain generally cloudy, with patchy light rain or drizzle in places followed with a spell of heavier rain accompanied by strong winds moving south later. Temperatures up on yesterday's values, perhaps 20-22C across The Midlands and southern England in the sunny spells, 17-19C further north and where we keep the cloud.
A spell of rain along a front will continue to sink south across England and Wales overnight, though probably remaining dry across southern England before dawn and clear spells developing to the north of the rain band. Then a cloudy and damp day across southern England and south Wales, as the weather front slowly sinks south. Brighter with sunny spells across north Wales, northern England, and much of Scotland. Not as warm in the south, temperatures reaching 18-19C widely.
Generally dry, warm and sunny this coming week, with temperatures reaching the low to mid twenties across the south. Perhaps some wind and rain moving across Scotland later in the week.
1st September 2012 11:38 Updated: 1st September 2012 11:38