Scattered Showers, Followed By More Rain
After a chilly night for many today sees a repeat of the past few days with clear spells and scattered showers across the UK. This morning the showers will stick mainly to coastal areas before clearing to the east, though some more persistent rain across the midlands will be slow to move on, and northern Scotland will keep hold of the showers all day, some of them wintry over higher ground.
It's later today that we see a band of heavier rain and gusty winds approaching the UK from the west, by lunch time Ireland will start to feel the effects of this, and south west England will follow a couple of hours later. The stronger gusts may touch 50mph as the rain pushes north and east through the evening and by Tuesday morning the rain will be stubbornly sat over northern England, a very gentle reminder that today is the 25th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987.
The Highlands will have another chilly night, but the rest of the UK will avoid the touch of frost as temperatures behind the rain remain milder than of late. Tuesday, with the exception of Northern england, will start dry and again we have to look to the west as another spell of wet and windy weather heads our way overnight and through wednesday, this one will bring some persistent heavy rain for the south west initially before affecting more the country later, and is one to keep an eye on as the chance of localised and surface flooding is quite high.
A look back at the Great Storm of '87 will be posted later, so watch out for that, as Michael Fish talks about his memories of the day. And keep an eye out for forecast updates looking toward the expected heavy rain mid week.
15th October 2012 09:14 Updated: 15th October 2012 09:14