Wet Today, Showery Tomorrow Onwards
The weather will become unsettled again over the next few days, as high pressure, which brought fine weather these last few days, moves away to be replaced by low pressure. An area of low pressure will move up the Irish Sea today and rain will spread northeast across most areas. Today’s low and fronts will then grind to a halt over northern Scotland on Friday, so rain will persist here, bringing the risk of flooding. Otherwise, there will be a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers tomorrow and over the weekend.
In more detail for today, weather fronts are bringing in bands of rain across Northern Ireland, Wales and SW England so far this morning. And after a bright start in the east, these bands of rain, locally heavy and perhaps torrential, will continue to push northeast across many areas through the day. Rain may be persistent across parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland, with as much as 30-40mm falling by the end of the day. The far northeast of Scotland may stay mostly dry until this evening. Southeasterly winds will be light in the east, but strengthening in the west. Temperatures will reach 14-16C in the south, 11-13C in the north.
Rain will persist across northern Scotland through tomorrow– with the potential for up to 70mm to fall by the end of the day – which may lead to some flooding. Elsewhere on Friday, sunny spells and scattered showers – which will tend to be most frequent across southern and western areas – with a risk of hail and thunder here. Parts of eastern England escaping with fewer showers and perhaps remaining mostly dry.
Sunny spells and scattered showers for most over the weekend, some of the showers again heavy and thundery across southern and western areas. Perhaps a risk of more persistent rain affecting the far south of England on Sunday. Low pressure looks to remain in control through next week, with further spells of rain or showers and windy at times too.
11th October 2012 09:40 Updated: 11th October 2012 09:40