Mixed bag of weather this week

[Updated 06:45 18/10/2021]

The best place is indoors. Posted by brian gaze

The weather during the next few days will be a lot more unsettled than it has been recently. All parts of the UK have wet and windy spells, but it turns notably mild for a time. Later in the week colder air pushes southwards and showers over the Scottish mountains turn to sleet or snow. A ridge of high pressure then builds in from the west leading to an increasing risk of frost and fog by the weekend.


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Monday starts wet in Northern Ireland and the far south west of England. Elsewhere it is mainly dry but cloudy.

Through the day outbreaks of rain push eastwards. In the central and northern areas they become become lighter and patchier, but there could continue to be some heavy bursts in the south. Brighter intervals may develop in the north. Quite windy, particularly in the north west.

Temperatures range from 8C (46F) in the north to 17C (63F) in the south. See the rain and lightning radar for the latest view.

Meteo France Arpege 1
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00, Monday 18th October

Tonight it remains damp in the south. Later in the night more persistent spells of rain move into Northern Ireland and south western England. Central and northern areas should be mostly dry. Very mild in the south.


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Tomorrow a band of rain moves northeastwards across the southern half of the UK. Drier and very mild conditions follow, but further outbreaks of rain push into the west and north. Gales are possible in western coastal counties.

Meteo France Arpege 2
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 Tuesday, 19th October

Colder later this week

During Wednesday outbreaks of rain push across England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland should be drier, although they may see some light rain. Windy with a risk of gales close to the south coast. Very mild in central and eastern England, but cooler elsewhere.

Thursday brings further showers or longer spells of rain and over the Scottish mountains sleet or snow is possible. Windy and generally cooler than recently. 

The rest of the week looks mixed. After a cool and showery start it turns drier as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west. Nighttime frost and fog could become widespread.

GFS chart 1
GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 16:00 Saturday, 23rd October

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