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UK Weather: Warm End To Week In South, But Chilly For All This Weekend

5th October 2018 08:19

UK Weather: Warm End To Week In South, But Chilly For All This Weekend

It will feel summer-like in the sunshine across the south today, with temperatures reaching the low twenties centigrade, but colder air spreading down across the north behind a cold front today will spread south across all areas for the weekend. Across southern and eastern England tomorrow, the weather will be quite a contrast to today, with persistent and perhaps heavy rain and temperatures struggling into the low teens. Brighter conditions in the north spreading to the south on Sunday, but all areas feeling chilly and cloud and rain will return to the north by late afternoon. The good news is it will warm up again and stay generally dry for England and Wales next week away from the far west, while Scotland, Ireland and N. Ireland experience wet and windy conditions at times.

Today

Rain affecting northern areas on Thursday has pushed south with a cold front overnight and is now a band of cloud and outbreaks of rain across southern Scotland, northern England and north Wales, bringing a damp start to the day here. To the north, clear skies chasing south yesterday’s rain overnight across Scotland means a chilly start here, with a touch of frost in more rural areas. However, across the southern, central and eastern England along with south Wales – it’s a mild and murky start with light winds and some fog patches again, dense in places.

The frontal boundary separating colder air to the north and milder air across southern areas will tend to wriggle around across central areas and not move very far today. So, outbreaks of rain will continue across northern England, northern and western areas of Wales, though the rain clearing southern Scotland through the morning. Dry for southern England and East Anglia, with warm sunny spells developing – once early murky skies with fog patches clear. Scotland and Northern Ireland chilly with sunny spells this afternoon, patchy cloud and a few scattered showers across the west.

Quite a north-south contrast in temperatures today. Across southern England and East Anglia we could reach 20-22C in the sunshine – so feeling more like summer. 15-19C further north and west across England and Wales where it will be cloudier. Across Scotland and N. Ireland to the north of that frontal boundary - a chillier 10-12C at best.



Tonight

Remaining cloudy over northern England and Wales, with further outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy at times. Clearer elsewhere, cold across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with a frost possible in rural areas, mild across southern England, Midlands and East Anglia - with mist, low cloud and fog developing in places.

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Saturday

A big turnaround in weather fortunes across England and Wales on Saturday, as the slow-moving frontal boundary still bringing outbreaks of rain across northern England and Wales first thing begins to shift southeast through the day turning heavy and persistent as it does so, so a wet and chilly afternoon for southern England and East Anglia. After perhaps reaching 22C today, SE England perhaps only 10-13C tomorrow afternoon. Brighter and cooler conditions with sunny spells and the odd shower across Scotland and Northern Ireland, spreading across northern England, Midlands and Wales into the afternoon – not really any warmer here in the sun, temperatures reaching 10-12C at best.

Sunday

Rain clearing southern and eastern areas Saturday night, though could linger through until dawn across the far southeast of England before clearing Sunday morning to a mostly dry day with sunny spells across England and Wales. However, we reverse fortunes north of the border, as cloud, rain and strengthening winds move in from the west across Northern Ireland and most of Scotland by late afternoon. Cool everywhere – temperatures reaching 10-13C at best widely.

Next week

Wet and windy conditions across the north on Monday, drier and brighter across the south and feeling warmer too in the southwesterly breeze. Warm and mostly dry and bright or sunny conditions continuing across much of England and Wales for much of the rest of the week, we could see temperatures across the south creep back up into the low twenties centigrade, though chance of wet and windy weather arriving from the southwest to the end the week though. Wet and windy at times across Scotland and the island of Ireland through the rest of the week, these conditions perhaps affecting NW England, north and Wales at times too, but even here it will become rather mild.

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