Quiet weather this weekend

[Updated 07:30 17/10/2020]

Bright weather. Near to Leek, Staffordshire. Posted by toppiker60

The dry, cool and quiet theme continues for most of the UK this weekend. There will be a few showers around and cloud amounts vary. By Monday things start to change as areas of low pressure move in from the Atlantic. They bring unsettled weather with all regions having wet and windy spells next week.

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Bright weather. Near to Leek, Staffordshire. Posted by toppiker60 View the full size picture.

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Saturday starts dry in most of the UK. Through the day there will be a few showers with most of them in the east in and north east. Many places miss them. Cloud amounts vary, but generally the brightest conditions will be in the southern half of the country.

Temperatures range from 8C (46F) to 12C (54F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 16:00 BST Sat 17th October

Tonight light showers mostly affect the north and east. Quite cold with a patchy frost in the north.

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Tomorrow southern and central England as well as Wales should remain mainly dry with bright spells. In the north there will be more cloud and it brings some light showery rain. In the north west a few heavier outbreaks are expected and they may push eastwards through the afternoon. Overnight more persistent rain spread across Northern Ireland and much of Scotland.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 BST Sun 18th October

Unsettled next week

During Monday it probably stays dry in much of central and eastern Britain. Elsewhere there will be outbreaks of rain and in the north west they turn heavy. Windy in the west.

Through Tuesday and Wednesday wet and windy weather affects much of the UK. There is a risk of gales but in southern and central regions temperatures will be higher than recently.

The rest of the week looks changeable. All regions could have wet and windy spells but there should be drier interludes too, particularly in the south and east. Temperatures will be close to the seasonal average.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 BST Wed 21st October

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