Sunny Start To The Weekend (For Many)
There's bags of sunshine to be had this morning, and for much of the day in many parts of the UK, as we reap the benefits from a brief ridge of high pressure.
It has been a chilly and breezy start though but in the sunshine it should feel pleasant enough with highs up into the mid-teens for much of England and Wales, slightly down on that in Scotland though. Western Scotland and Northwest England are bucking the sunny, dry trend currently though with a few showers here, but they should ease through the morning with some brighter, sunnier spells breaking through here for a time before cloud does thicken from the west again ahead of rain arriving this evening.
That rain will spread across much of Ireland, Scotland and Northern England overnight, some of it will be heavy - particularly in the west but initially at least it should zip through fairly quickly. By Sunday morning, aside from some showers in the west, Scotland will be drier with the rain affecting northern England and north Wales by this point.
It's at this stage it will tend to slow down and that could result in some fairly high rainfall totals through parts of northwest England and north Wales with 25-50mm or so likely which with all the rain that has fallen in recent days could lead to more issues with localised flooding.
The rain will eventually clear southeast later on in the day though, but many parts of southern England should stay dry until after dark.
As well as the rain, tomorrow will be a blustery one, with all parts feeling a fairly stiff wind but particularly so through northern Scotland and as the rain band moves through with gusts typically 35-55mph.
Looking ahead to next week we keep low pressure in charge so it'll be pretty typical October weather with showers or longer spells of rain at times, some gusty winds and generally unsettled.
29th September 2012 11:45 Updated: 29th September 2012 11:45