Quiet weather sticking around for the weekend with high pressure in charge

Issued: 15th October 2020 09:42

Quiet weather sticking around for the weekend with high pressure in charge

With high pressure in charge, the weather is going to stay on the quiet side as we end the week and move through the weekend. Right now, the high is sat just to the north of Scotland, and although it's going to drift away towards Greenland during the coming days, it'll have a long nose which will stay over the British Isles to keep things settled, until low pressure makes its move early next week. 

With the high situated as it is, we're drawing in cool winds from the northeast, which are picking up some moisture from the North Sea. That means west will generally be best for the most prolonged sunny spells, whereas there'll be more cloud around in the east with a dappling of showers here and there. They'll be few and far enough between to make it quite unlucky to catch one though, with most of the country staying dry today and through until Sunday.

The winds today are a little lighter than yesterday, so although temperatures may actually be a touch cooler, it'll perhaps feel a little milder. 

Temperatures this afternoon

This evening and overnight, it'll turn quite cold again particularly during clearer spells, allowing some frost patches to form. Then into Friday, it's more of the same, with sunny spells, more cloud at times in the east and a few showers drifting in off of the North Sea from time to time. Temperatures will be a little warmer in places tomorrow, but not noticeably so. 

Into the start of the weekend, that wind in the east will still be quite noticeable - turning more into the north during the day. It's likely to bring a bit more cloud than it has been as well, perhaps with some drizzly murk forming near to the coasts of northeast England and eastern Scotland at times. Inland, winds will be lighter with some sunny spells developing. The southwest of the country is likely to see stronger easterly winds though, as low pressure won't be too far away. That may even bring a few showers into the far southwest and Ireland during Saturday and into Sunday.

Low pressure near to the southwest this weekend

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Sunday should then see the wind begin to turn more into the south or southwest, but despite that change, the weather won't be so different. There'll be varying amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and temperatures generally reaching 10-15c for England and Wales, a few degrees cooler for Scotland. 

As we close out the weekend and move into the start of next week, change proper will arrive though, as low pressure brings rain from the west or southwest.

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