Sunshine & Showers This Weekend, Chilly By Night
The persistent and heavy rain across northern Scotland yesterday is now easing as it slips back south and becomes more patchy in nature this morning. However, the flood risk still remains across parts of Scotland, as large amounts of water continues to make its way down streams and rivers to the sea. Parts of the Grampians saw as much as 100mm (nearly 4 inches) fall over the last 36 hours, so rivers flowing off these mountains are at risk of overflowing. There are still 31 Flood Warnings in force across parts of northern and eastern Scotland at the time of writing this morning.
So for much of Scotland today, it will remain rather cloudy, with some patchy light rain around, which maybe more persistent at times across the southwest. Further south across England and Wales, a brighter day in store, but the westerly flow is still unstable, so expect a scattering of showers. Showers will be most frequent and heavy across the south and west, where there will be a risk of hail and thunder again. The cool westerly flow will mean temperatures will be rather disappointing, reaching 10-11C at best.
Then a chilly night to come, especially across England and Wales, where skies will clear. So a frost is likely in rural spots away from Scotland, where it will be cloudier. Also some dense fog patches may form - particularly across central and western areas.
For Sunday, cloudy with patchy rain across Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland, otherwise a largely dry and bright day. Though some showers may flirt with Cornwall and also down the east coast of England.
Although Monday looks like being a fairly decent day, with dry and sunny conditions for many, a band of wet and windy weather will spread in across the west Monday night. This rain looks to clear east Tuesday morning, followed by brighter conditions. But more spells of rain, with showers in between, look to sweep across the UK for the rest of the week. Potentially quite stormy later in the week too, as deepening areas of low pressure move in, bringing the risk of gales and heavy rain, so worth keeping a closer eye on our daily updates!
13th October 2012 09:30 Updated: 13th October 2012 09:30