By Jo Farrow
Issued: 9th November 2015 08:27
Updated: 9th November 2015 14:48
Autumn sets in, gusty winds, rain but mild
This week looks blustery, wet at times but still mild enough. Today is starting off blustery with strong winds for northern Britain.
The wind is shaking the leaves outside and rattling the windows for me this morning in Lothian and there are some tricky conditions on the roads for rush hour. Strong and gusty winds to watch out for on exposed routes, like A1, A90 and across the Pennines. There are also restrictions on many bridges in Scotland. Already today there are gusts of 50-60mph in the strong SW winds. Later this morning, into the afternoon there could be lee gusts over 70mph to the east of the Pennines. Routes and hills near Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, up to A67/A66 in N.Yorkshire.
A lot of England and Wales will have a dry but cloudy day, feeling mild and blustery with temperatures of 13 to 15C. NW England and N.Wales will see further rain and strengthening winds once more later in the day.
There are a few flood alerts already for northern England and isolated flood warnings for southern Scotland and Tayside. The heaviest rain to start the day is over central and NE Scotland but fading slightly. Wet weather will continue to bother the west coast but another heavy area of rain will arrive from the SW late afternoon. Temperatures of 11 to 13C in the south and only 9C further north. The worst of the gust clear mainland Scotland by lunchtime, although still very windy and gusty in the Northern Isles and some routes in the Scottish Borders. The SW winds will strengthen once more across the southern half of Scotland tonight which could again affect some bridges.
N.Ireland has a cloudy lull at first today but the next area of rain will move in, with heavy bursts this afternoon. Temperatures of 13 will be mild but you have to add on the rain and the freshening SW wind later in the day which will be gusty too.
Western Britain will see more wet weather this week and also coming in from the NW for N.Ireland. Western Scotland particularly will have plenty of rain and there could be issues from this.
Western Scotland has as wet Monday night with the strongest gusts for SE Scotland and over the Pennines. It really will be mild with temperatures staying in double figures for much of the UK.
Another frontal system Tuesday
For Tuesday another frontal system waves through with fresh SW winds. Again it will be mild but with eastern England perhaps reaching 17C with some brightness. There will be more drier weather especially for eastern Britain. In the west, damp at times with patchy rain for N.Ireland, Wales and W.Scotland, at times coming into Cumbria and N.Devon.
Later in the working week, as an area of low pressure moves by northern Scotland, cooler fresher air will push in from the NW. However, there are hints that a milder high pressure could build in from the south ready for the weekend.