Cloudy & Cool, Rain In Places
After a pleasantly warm and sunny Saturday for eastern areas, much of the UK will be in the same boat today - with cooler conditions and cloudy skies with rain spreading down from the northwest. Then for much of the coming week, it remains generally cool and breezy everywhere with showers across more northern areas. Southern areas may remain mostly dry with the best of the sunshine – though a few showers can’t be ruled out here too.
In more detail for today, it will be a cloudy morning across many areas with a band of rain across The Scottish Borders, northern England, northwest Wales and the Irish Sea tending to spread further southeast across Wales and into the Midlands as we go into the afternoon. So it could be a bit damp for the runners and spectators at the 31st Great North Run today.
Brighter conditions will follow the rain across Scotland, but with a scattering of blustery showers – some of which could be heavy and thundery. Towards southern England and East Anglia, although there could be some brightness it will remain largely cloudy into the afternoon. Mostly dry too, though the odd spot of drizzle or light rain can’t be ruled out – especially across the southwest later. We saw 23C in London yesterday but today probably 19C at best, along with 17C in Cardiff, 15C in Manchester and 14C in Edinburgh.
Band of rain across central areas this evening will tend to fizzle out by the time it reaches southeastern areas tonight. So it will become largely dry overnight for England and Wales, with clear spells developing which will allow the air to become chilly by dawn. Windy with heavy and thundery showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Then on into the new working week, Monday will be bright and breezy for many but will see a peppering of heavy and perhaps thundery showers across western Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England. A few showers getting across eastern Scotland and NE England, but much of the southern half of the UK, bar the odd the shower, will remain dry with sunny spells though cloudy at times. Monday’s temperatures a degree or two down on Sunday’s values and cooler still on Tuesday in the northwesterly breeze, but there will be fewer showers in the north so most places will be dry with sunny spells. Rain returning to Scotland, Northern Ireland and perhaps northwest England on Wednesday and Thursday, but much of England and Wales dry with some sunny spells. Cloud and rain may then spread east across many areas on Friday, followed by showers.
16th September 2012 12:18 Updated: 16th September 2012 12:18