Issued: 0800 Wednesday 28th October 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled with gales and heavy rain, then turning more settled and cooler next week
Some very unsettled weather ahead over the next few days as the jet stream strengthens and pushes areas of a low-pressure and rain through all parts of the country. The heaviest of the rain in western areas. It will be windy at times as well with a risk of gales in the west. Indications are that the weather will settle down again into the middle stages of next week and will become cooler.
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A deep area of low pressure over Ireland on Saturday will be bringing a windy day to all. There will be rain, most of it in the north and west and some of it could be heavy. Eastern parts will see more patchy rain although it is going to be staying windy here as well. Heavy showers across Ireland, some of them could be thundery. A risk of severe gales in the west. Highs at 10 to 16C.
Another unsettled day with more wind and rain for most areas. The heaviest of the rain will be across western parts of England, Wales and western Scotland as well as Ireland. Eastern parts of England and Scotland seeing light rain overall. Highs at 9 to 16C.
Rain may linger across southern counties of England through Monday as a front become slow moving. Elsewhere it should be brighter with some sunny spells, but also showers affecting western areas. The heaviest of the showers in western Scotland and western Ireland. Cooler for all. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Day of sunshine and more widespread showers on Tuesday. The showers may be heavy I will pass from west to east. Longer spells of showers could affect western Scotland and the west of Ireland. A breezy day. Highs at 8 to 12C.
A ridge of high pressure builds across the UK and Ireland on Wednesday. There may be some morning mist and fog patches in more sheltered areas as well as a touch of ground frost. For most the day will be bright and dry with some decent sunny intervals. Highs at 8 to 12C.
No pressure remains across the country on Thursday. They may again be some morning mist and fog patches and these could be slow to clear. Where they do the day should be dry and bright. Breezier in northern Scotland where they could be a few spots of rain. Tempertaures around 7 to 11C.