Cool and wet for many today

[Updated 06:15 23/09/2020]

Heavy bursts of rain across the valley. Posted by brian gaze

A big change is taking place today as cooler and unsettled weather becomes established across the UK. In the next few days all areas can expect to see showers or longer spells of rain and temperatures will be much lower than they have been in recent days. Nighttime frosts are possible, particularly in the north.


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Heavy bursts of rain across the valley. Posted by brian gaze View the full size picture.

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Wednesday starts with a band of wet weather stretching from north eastern England, down through Wales and into the south west. Ahead of it there are some showers but to the north it is drier. Through the morning outbreaks of rain affect much of England and Wales. During the afternoon they become heavy in central and eastern counties with showery conditions following into the west. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be mostly dry and bright.

It will feel much colder than recently. Temperatures range from 9C (48F) in the north to 17C (63F) in East Anglia and the south eastern corner. See the rain and lightning radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

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

Tonight rain slowly clears from eastern counties. Elsewhere there will be clear spells and in Scotland there could be a touch of frost. During the second half of the night wet and windy conditions spread eastwards across much of southern and central Britain. In the south west and near the south coast gales are possible.


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Tomorrow outbreaks of rain push into northern England and northern Wales. To their south brighter and showery conditions develop and it will be windy. Scotland and much of Northern Ireland have a good deal of dry and bright weather. Cool, particularly in the north.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 BST Thu 24th September

Cool and mixed outlook

Through Friday outbreaks of rain could affect eastern and south eastern England. Elsewhere there will be sunny spells but showers are expected in the west. Temperatures remain low for late September. Quite windy.

The weekend is looking mixed. In the east showery rain is possible at times. There is also a chance of longer spells of rain on Saturday in Wales and south western England. Despite that there should be quite a lot of dry and bright weather. Cool with a risk of nighttime frosts in northern and western areas.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 BST Sat 26th September

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