UK Weather: More Tropical Warmth, Windy & Some Rain Today, Before Settling Down This Weekend

12th September 2019 10:02

UK Weather: More Tropical Warmth, Windy & Some Rain Today, Before Settling Down This Weekend

Yesterday saw the remnants of ex-Hurricane Dorian bring a windy day but also air of tropical origin bringing some rain and humid air, with temperatures reaching close to 25C in the south. Today will see remnants of ex tropical storm Gabrielle track across the north, bringing another windy and humid day, a wet start across the north before the rain spreads south but becomes lighter. However, after today, the weather is looking to become generally more settled, with more sunshine and, after a cooler day tomorrow, warming up too, as high pressure builds across many parts. The weekend is looking dry for many, though it will turn wet and windy across northern Scotland on Saturday and some cloud and rain is likely across the north on Sunday, but central and southern areas staying dry and sunny, with temperatures perhaps reaching the mid-20s Celsius.


For now, it’s a cloudy, breezy and wet morning commute across parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland, this rain will push south and east across Scotland and the far north of northern England through the morning. Further south a mostly dry and bright but breezy morning, with the best of the sunny spells towards eastern England.

Cloud and rain will clear Scotland and Northern Ireland in the afternoon to brighter conditions, but with a few showers towards western coasts. A band of cloud and rain will continue to sink south across northern England, north and west Wales, but tending become lighter and more patchy. To the south, a mostly dry and bright afternoon, but becoming increasingly cloudy.

All parts becoming increasingly windy, with gusts of 30-40mph possible, even inland. But it will be another warm and humid day across England and Wales, with temperatures reaching 19-22C generally, perhaps 23-24C across SE England. Turning cooler and fresher across Scotland and N. Ireland, with afternoon highs of 15-18C.

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A cold front sinking south across England and Wales will clear away southeast a band of cloud and increasingly light and patchy rain from all but the far south of England by the end of the night. Clearing skies elsewhere, with a cooler night than recent nights, turning chilly across the north, a few showers continuing across western Scotland.


An area of high pressure builds in from the southwest on Friday, so after a cool but dry and bright start for many, chilly in the north, it will be a dry and fine day for most, with some good spells of sunshine. It will be cloudier across northern and western Scotland, with a few showers. Cooler and fresher than the last few days, temperatures reaching 15-19C in the north, 19-21C in the south.


High pressure will tend to drift further east through the weekend, allowing a warmer southwesterly flow back in, so warming up. High pressure close enough to keep much of the UK dry and fine with sunshine on Saturday, but it will turn cloudy and windy across Scotland, while becoming increasingly wet across the north and west. Sunday staying dry, sunny and warm across southern England, temperatures reaching the mid-20s Celsius, but further north a cold front will sink south across northern then central areas, with outbreaks of rain along it, though becoming drier and brighter across Scotland in the afternoon.

Next week

High pressure looks like rebuilding from the west early next week and hanging around across Britain throughout the week, so a mostly dry and fine week with warm sunshine. 

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