It's Halloween and the weather is going to provide us with it's own special horror show as a spell of heavy rain and high winds push southeast through the day.
Some of the rain will be torrential and squally with winds gusting up around 40-60mph just ahead of it and as it all moves through, so conditions for both travel and trick or treating will be unpleasant to say the least.
Timing wise the rain band is just heading through southern Scotland and into northern England and north Wales now. It will tend to curve back up into eastern Scotland during the day and at the same time move pretty slowly southeast, not reaching the southeast corner until close to midnight tonight. Behind the main bulk of the rain, winds will be lighter but there will be some sharp showers pushing into western regions.
Into tomorrow, there'll be a chilly feel to things with a touch of frost possible just about anywhere away from the southeast corner. There will be showers from the word go in the down the western side of the country, and also in some southern regions. These will continue through the day, with both sets of showers running west to east during the day. Best chance of staying dry will through the centre band of England.
Through into the latter part of the week we keep the unsettled theme going with more showers or longer spells of rain along with high winds at times. The threat of a secondary low pressure zipping along the England channel coast on Friday has diminished somewhat since yesterday but it's still worth bearing in mind as one or two model runs are still keeping the possibility alive, so we'll keep you updated on that front.
The weekend brings no real change with sunshine and sharp, blustery showers the theme on Saturday, and some of those will be wintry over the hills of northern Britain. Sunday brings the risk of another spell of wet and windy weather pushing in from the southwest..
31st October 2012 08:51 Updated: 31st October 2012 08:51