Often Foggy, Murky And Mild To Start, Colder Later This Week
It's a tale of two halves this week with the first part of the week mild for the time of year but often cloudy for the majority of the country with fog patches developing quite widely overnight, and taking their time to clear during the day too. The second part of the week will see colder air spreading south, bringing with it some brighter weather but also the threat of frost by night and even some wintry showers for some.
Starting today, there's a lot of cloud about and some thick fog patches for a good few regions, so not a particularly pleasant drive to work if you're in an affected spot. The cloud is even thick enough to produce some rain though parts of England and Wales too as a weak front heads north. The place to be for sunshine is northern Scotland, but with the clearer skies it has been a pretty chilly start. Temperatures today will peak at 12-16c typically - but in the southeast corner should the sun break through at all then 18-20c isn't out of the question.
Overnight the fog and murk returns with a vengeance to much of England, Wales and southern Scotland, the northern half of Scotland will see clearer skies and a risk of a frost too. Into tomorrow, it's a very similar day to today, potentially very mild again in the south, best shot of sustained sunshine across the north of Scotland.
Through midweek it's a case of slow change with the milder air being squeezed south and cooler fresher air heading into the north, introducing some showers with it. By Thursday those showers start to turn wintry across the north and east of Scotland and the colder air pushes south to all parts by the end of the week.
That's going to mean some sunnier skies, but chilly single figure daytime highs, widespread frosts and the risk of wintry showers - particularly in the north and northeast of the country. Time to dig out those winter woollies..
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22nd October 2012 09:43 Updated: 22nd October 2012 09:43