Rain clearing from the south

[Updated 07:50 21/10/2020]

The best place is indoors. Posted by brian gaze

Storm Barbara brings heavy rain to parts of southern and central England this morning but it will be drier this afternoon. There will also be wet weather in northern and western parts of the UK. Tomorrow brings an in improvement to much of the UK but the predominantly unsettled theme continues through the rest of the week.


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Wednesday starts wet in southern and central areas. There's also showery rain in northern England and much of Scotland. Through the morning and early afternoon the heavy rain in southern counties clears northeastwards. This afternoon it turns drier in much of central and eastern Britain. The west and north of the UK have further heavy showery spells of rain. Windy in the extreme south east and far north west.

Temperatures range from 9C (48F) in the north to a mild 16C (61F) in the south. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Wed 21st October

Tonight showery rain in the south moves away eastwards and skies clears. In much of the north it remains wet and quite windy.


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Tomorrow thicker cloud continues to bring patchy rain to parts of northern England and southern Scotland. There could also be showery rain in the south. Elsewhere it should be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud. Temperatures close to the seasonal average.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 BST Thu 22nd October

Unsettled next week

During Friday a band of rain pushes southeastwards. By the time it reaches the south eastern corner in the afternoon the rain is likely to have become patchier. Colder and showery conditions follow behind it.

The weekend is looking mixed. On Saturday wet weather is expected to steadily push southeastwards. There is uncertainty about the timing but it could well turn wet in southern and central counties in the afternoon. Brighter and showery conditions follow from the northwest. 

Sunday could start wet in the south east but brighter conditions should quickly return. Heavy showers affect the west and in the north there is a possibility of more persistent outbreaks of area.

The unsettled theme continues next week. There is the potential for it to become very windy or even stormy at times.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 BST Sun 25th October

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