A fair start to Autumn and back to school

Issued: 1st September 2015 08:37
Updated: 1st September 2015 08:39

A fair start to Autumn and back to school

For much of the UK, this week is going to be drier, couldn’t get much wetter after all that Bank holiday rain over England. There will be showers feeding in from the north, so areas exposed to this flow will still see some unsettled weather but elsewhere fair and cool.

Through this week, high pressure fills the northern Atlantic, not quite extending enough over the UK. Yesterday’s low pressure is swirling near to Demark and will drift back over the North Sea towards eastern England later in the week before clearing away SE at the weekend. In between the high and the low, is the UK sitting in a cool northerly, showery flow.

High to the west, low to the east
The showers won’t affect all parts and through the week, there will be fewer each day. Northern Scotland, Western Isles,  North Wales, Pembrokeshire,  the north coast of N.Ireland, Norfolk and north coast Cornwall are all areas looking quite prone through midweek. Elsewhere is not immune but should see length drier brighter spells.

This morning we have clusters of heavy showers, one over north Wales and another over the Midlands, into East Anglia. These drift south or southeast today, as more showers arrive into northern England. Southwest England will have a fine day, escaping most of the showers and many parts of England and Wales will see some fine and bright weather. There will be a light to moderate NW wind, so feeling cool for NW England, Wales and SW England with the breeze off the sea at 14 or 15C. Cardiff will see 18Cwith some shelter. Southern and Eastern England will reach 17C with a few spots up to 19 or 20C. The air feels quite cool but the sunshine is still strong, it’s that jumper on and off time of year. 

Autumn Begins

Actually, it is the first day of meteorological autumn. For some parts of the UK you may be wondering when summer occurred. Provisional figures from the Met Office show this summer (Jun, Jul, Aug) has been cooler than average and wetter, even though July did have a lovely start.

On a cool and blustery theme N.Ireland and Scotland will keep a moderate NW or N wind, fresh through the N.Channel. Showers will feed southwards across Northern Ireland, although eastern counties miss most of them. Temperatures will reach only 13 or 14C with sunny spells. Scotland will see lines of heavy even thundery showers making their way southwards during the day and still some bright spells in-between. Temperatures from 11 to 14C
Temperature this afternoon
Tonight will turn cooler, widely down to 7C with inland Scotland lower, as NE Scotland sees the NW winds pick up.

It’s back to school for many this week as regular commuters notice much busier roads after the summer lull. It looks like the children need to be prepared for all sorts of weather as they start their new classes/schools. There will be a lot of fine and bright weather this week. However, showers will come and go so even if it looks lovely first thing, it may still rain a bit at lunchtime or break. Teachers don’t worry, nowhere near enough for a whole day of indoor break. The air is cool, coming down from the north, so a bit of a nip in the wind, but the sun is still strong and warrants a slop of sunscreen.

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Cool Winds

Cool northwest wind
The cool NW winds continue all week, as the showers ease down and we see some fair weather. By the weekend, the high may finally win, moving properly over the UK by Sunday as the eastern low clears off.

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