Up And Down Autumn Continues As We Return To More Settled Weather

16th October 2018 09:21

Up And Down Autumn Continues As We Return To More Settled Weather

Away from the northwest, who have often caught all the wet, windy weather that's been on offer, It's been a stop, start kind of Autumn so far. There have been occasional wetter, stormier spells affecting the wider UK but quieter weather has been more common. And that's where we're headed again now, with high pressure moving onto the scene.

Over the next couple of days, there will still be some rain about though, albeit nothing on the scale that we saw late last week and over the weekend. This morning, it's western Britain seeing some wetter weather, away from the northwest of Scotland the rain is light, patchy and drizzly but a more organised band is moving down from the northwest.

Away from that, there's plenty of cloud, but that will thin and break through the day, and with mild air still in situ across eastern and central areas, temperatures will climb. For parts of East Anglia and the southeast that could mean highs of 21-23c this afternoon, very warm for mid-October.

Temperatures this afternoon

The high-teens will be more like it in other eastern and central parts of England, with the east of Scotland getting in on the act to an extent with maxes reaching the mid-teens. It'll be cooler further west though, with more cloud and those bits and pieces of rain continuing into the afternoon. 

Overnight, with a fair amount of cloud in place, temperatures will stay on the mild side, but eastern and central Scotland could buck the trend and be chilly enough for a touch of ground frost in places. 

Tomorrow, we'll have a couple of weather fronts, weakening and moving southeast.

Weather fronts moving southeast tomorrow

They'll bring a lot of cloud and some patchy rain with them. The northernmost one will clear Scotland quite early on, to leave a fresh feeling day of sunny spells and a few blustery showers which will mostly affect northern and western areas. For England and Wales, some sunny spells are possible between the weather fronts, but it'll mainly be a grey day with some patchy rain moving through at times. That'll mean a cooler day than today, with the mid-high teens the likely max. North of the border, 9-13c will be more typical. 

The second half of the week will then be much more straightforward, with lots of sunny spells by day but the nights will be chillier with frosts becoming more widespread. For the far north and especially northwest of the country, the settled weather won't last though, with rain and strong winds arriving on Friday and continuing into the weekend. 

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