UK Forecast- October 20, 2014

Widespread gales

Showers in west

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Widespread gales are affecting the whole of the Uk this morning. Heavy rain is clearing from southeast England, and is being followed by sunny spells and drier weather. However, heavy showers in western areas wil be moving inland this afternoon, mainly affecting areas exposed to the northwest wind such as Scotland, northwest England, northern and western Wales, the Midlands and Northern Ireland. Wind gusts may top 70mph in exposed parts of Scotland and northern England, more generally 40 to 50mph for most. That is enough to cause some minor damage, especially to tress still in leaf. A much cooler day than recently at 9 to 13C.

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Winds easing through Tuesday night with showers fading away. It should be dry with some good clear spells developing in more southern and eastern areas. Feeling cooler as well. Thicker cloud and some rain arrives in western Scotland and western Ireland later. Lows of 4 to 6C for most.

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A ridge of high pressure building into the south of the UK and Ireland on Wednesday. This brings broken cloud and mainly dry conditions, the best of any sunshine in the east. Drizzle and thicker cloud on western and northern coasts of Wales at times, with more persistent rain drifting into northwest England. Cloudy and damp in Scotland with rain in the north and west, and this rain affecting Northern Ireland too. Windy in Scotland. Highs at 11 to 14C.

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A southwesterly flow through the country on Thursday. High pressure remains to the south with low pressure to the north. Outbreaks of rain in northern and western Scotland as well as Ireland. Drizzle on western coasts and hills. Drier through more eastern areas and staying largely dry here. Highs at 12 to 16C.


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