Blustery Showers Spreading East
The first few days of October this year are in stark contrast to this time last year, when many parts of the UK were enjoying an Indian Summer. On the first of October last year we saw the temperature climb to 30C at Gravesend in Kent, on the second, the temperature climbed to 29C. Instead, we have a cooler and unsettled southwesterly flow across the UK through the rest of this week, but the weekend is looking more settled.
Back to today, although it's mostly dry and bright, if a little cloudy, across central and eastern areas this morning, we have showers already across western areas, some of which are on the heavy side. These showers will slowly edge eastwards through the day accompanied by the odd rumble of thunder in the west and tending to merge into longer spells of rain in places. The SE of England and northeast of Scotland may stay dry and bright until this evening. Winds will be brisk and cool from a southwesterly direction. Temperatures look to reach about 17C in London this afternoon, 16C in Cardiff, 13C in Belfast and Edinburgh.
Windy with showers or longer spells of rain spreading east across most areas overnight, perhaps thundery near coasts. Then on Wednesday, a more prolonged spell of wet weather is on the cards for the far south of England, as a wave develops along a slow-moving weather front here. Elsewhere, brighter, but with showers - which will be heavy and thundery across the west.
Thursday is looking drier for most areas - with sunny spells, though still a risk of showers in the west. Friday may see more cloud and rain return to the far south of England, brighter elsewhere, but with scattered showers. However, the weekend at the moment is looking mostly dry and settled with sunny spells, as high pressure builds across the UK, though still on the cool side.
2nd October 2012 10:14 Updated: 2nd October 2012 10:14