Mixed weekend across the UK

[Updated 06:45 21/11/2020]

Berkhamsted Castle in the late autumn. Posted by brian gaze

The weather will be mixed this weekend. Today a band of rain in northern regions slowly edges southwards with brighter and cooler conditions following it. Tomorrow much of the UK will be dry with sunny spells. The changeable weather continues next week.


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Berkhamsted Castle in the late autumn. Posted by brian gaze View the full size picture.

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Saturday starts with a band of rain stretching across Northern Ireland and northern England. Through the day it slowly pushes down into Wales and central England, but it will be quite narrow and fragmented. To the north brighter and showery conditions develop. Ahead of it in the south there will be a lot of cloud. Windy in the north.

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

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 GMT Sat 21st November

Tonight the rain continue to move southwards. By the morning it will be affecting the south west and counties to the south of London. Central and northern areas should be mainly dry with the exception of the north west where heavy showers are likely. Windy and quite cold in the north.


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Tomorrow the risk of patchy spells of rain could continue for much of the day near to the south coast and in parts of the south east. Elsewhere there will be sunny periods but in the north west of the UK heavy showers continue. Over high ground in Scotland they could fall as sleet or snow. Temperatures in the south will be lower than today's.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 GMT Sun 22nd November

Mixed outlook

Monday should be dry in southern and eastern counties. In the north and west outbreaks of rain return and they could turn heavy in the north west. Chilly in the north but in the south temperatures should be close to the seasonal average.

Tuesday is looking dry in central and eastern England. In Scotland, Northern Ireland and western England outbreaks of rain develop. In places they turn heavy. Very mild in England and Wales.

During Wednesday an area of rain clear southeastwards. Colder and showery conditions follow from the northwest. Over high ground in the north sleet or snow is possible.

Through the rest of the week the weather remains quite unsettled. All regions can expect to see some rain but the wettest conditions are likely to be in the north and west.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Tue 24th November

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