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Changeable and chilly outlook

[Updated 08:00 23/10/2019]

Overcast sky

The outlook is mixed and there is the potential for a period of very wet and windy weather on Friday. During the weekend colder air in the north moves southwards and nighttime frosts could become widespread by early next week. Over the mountains in the northern half of the UK there is the risk of snow at times....READ IN FULL

Wednesday starts with outbreaks of rain in parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland. England and Wales are dry and locally there has been a touch of ground frost. Through the day it remains wet and windy in the north west of the UK. In southern and central regions showery outbreaks of rain develop and some of them could be heavy this afternoon.

Temperatures range from 8C (46F) in the north to 13C (55F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Wed 23rd October

Tonight wet weather in southern and central areas pulls away northeastwards. The north and west have further spells of showery rain. It will be milder than recently in the south east and East Anglia but it becomes murky with fog in places.

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Tomorrow another period of rain probably moves up into southern and eastern England. Elsewhere there will be sunny spells but showers continue in the north and west. Mild in the far south east and East Anglia but quite chilly in other areas.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Thu 24th October

Very wet and windy Friday

During Friday outbreaks of rain spread northeastwards. They are expected to be become heavy and slow moving over northern England and Wales. On their northern edge they could turn to sleet or snow over high ground. Scotland and Northern Ireland may miss the worst of the rain and stay mainly dry. Very windy in the south with the likelihood of gales.

Saturday could be wet for much of the time in southern and central regions. The north has a cold and bright day with showers which may turn to sleet or snow over the mountains. Sunday is forecast to be cold and bright. In the north there will be scattered showers and they could be wintry over high ground. 

Next week probably begins mainly dry and quite cold. Nighttime frosts could become widespread for a time. By the middle of the week more unsettled conditions probably return.

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GFS, 500hPa heights and MSLP, 16:00 BST Sat 26th October

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