UK Weather: A Wet Wild End To The Week On The Way

8th November 2018 09:48

UK Weather: A Wet Wild End To The Week On The Way

With winds from the South or South West it'll remain generally mild over the next few days and into the coming weekend, but unsettled and very windy at times. This no doubt will prompt more yellow warnings of severe gales and heavy rain particularly tomorrow for the West, that'll lead to further flooding especially across Northern Ireland.

For East Scotland and the far North East of England it's been a chilly start, with a ground frost and a few fog patches first thing in some sheltered rural valleys and glens, but sunny spells this morning will soon lift temperatures.

Much of eastern England will stay dry today with sunny spells, but a few showers are expected, so keep that umbrella handy. You'll certainly need a brolly over Scotland at some time as a band of rain moves North across the country before finally 'petering-out'. We already have some showers this morning over the South West, Wales, the Midlands and central southern England, with North West England, Wales and the South West most prone to showers through the day, where some will become heavy and blustery giving hail especially in the South. Northern Ireland after a fine start also sees a few showers particularly later over Antrim and Down that could also be heavy.

Weather radar earlier this morningView the latest radar here.

The South West or southerly wind will be mostly moderate or fresh, but strong at times in the West, where gusts to gale force are likely over exposed coasts and hills and in the heavier more squally showers. It'll end up a mild day though everywhere, with top temperatures 9 to 11C in the North and 12 to 14C in the South and East.

Although not entirely settled with a line of showers some heavy at first through the South West, Wales, North West England, parts of Scotland and perhaps Antrim and Down, elsewhere apart from the odd shower it should become mainly dry after dark. Skies will break in places to perhaps give a few clear intervals in somewhat lighter breezes across eastern England for a time. Later in the night, a southerly wind will be freshening again across Northern Ireland and in the far West, ahead of more approaching Atlantic systems. Although perhaps turning a little chilly in some eastern areas for a while, pockets of ground frost are less likely with minimum temperatures mostly in the range 4 to 8C.

Friday becomes increasingly wet and windy in the West, with heavy rain moving into Northern Ireland through the morning giving some large totals, renewing the risk of further flooding here.

This'll be knocking on the door of Devon, Cornwall and West Wales before mid-day,  but elsewhere apart from the odd shower, it'll be dry and bright in places with perhaps a little sunshine for a while. The afternoon, however, sees wet and windy weather moving into many western areas, with increasing cloud and freshening winds further East. A southerly wind will become strong to gale in the West, where gusts in excess of severe gale force of around 60 to 65mph are possible later over Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and along exposed coasts. Despite this, temperatures should reach a mild 10 to 14C.

Wet and windy weather 'sweeps' across all parts of England, Wales and Scotland during the evening or overnight, followed by somewhat clearer conditions already over Northern Ireland, but there'll continue to be a scattering of blustery showers mostly in the West.

Wind Friday evening

A southerly wind will remain fresh or strong with severe gales in the West and towards the South coast where gusts more than  60mph are likely before winds decrease and veer South Westerly as the weather clears from the West towards morning. It'll be a mild night though, with temperatures unlikely to fall below 4 to 9C.

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