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More showers as low pressure crosses the UK but high pressure arriving this weekend

18th October 2019 07:37

More showers as low pressure crosses the UK but high pressure arriving this weekend

Day 2 of the visit of slow-moving low pressure today, and it'll be another day of heavy showers and sunny spells. But finally, there are some changes ahead as high pressure, yes HIGH pressure moves builds in from the west later this weekend.

The low, which will move across Ireland and into Western Britain today, actually spawned a mini-low late yesterday. That beefed-up the showers in southern and central parts overnight, with the tail-end of all that still to clear eastern England into the North Sea this morning. 

Elsewhere today, it's not so different to yesterday, with showers building and moving in from the west during the day for most. Although with the showers rotating around the low, they'll move east to west across northern Scotland, perhaps merging into longer spells of rain at times. Just about anywhere is likely to catch a shower today, but away from the downpours - many of which will be heavy, there will be some sunny spells. 

Showers and longer spells of rain rotating around low pressure today

It'll be a windy day across the far north and also the southern half of the UK. The gustiest winds will be near to the south coasts of both England and Wales though, where gales are likely in exposed spots. With the wind and showers, temperatures won't set the pulse racing, peaking at 8-12c in the north and 11-14c further south.



Windy in the south today with gales near to coasts

Into the weekend, our resident low pressure will be easing further east and finally out into the North Sea. The showers will still be with us on Saturday with eastern regions liable to catch a larger share of them by this point. High pressure will be starting to make a move our way during Sunday, but we'll not be entirely out of the woods just yet. There'll still be some showers around, but they should fewer and further between than recent days, with plenty of sunshine.

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With clearing skies, a quite widespread ground frost is likely by dawn on Monday across the north of the UK and over much of Ireland (North and South). High pressure is expected to then stick around on Monday to bring mostly settled conditions, but more wet and windy weather is set to turn up into the far north and northwest of the country on Tuesday. 

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