Issued: 0900 Wednesday 17th October 2018
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Relatively mild, becoming cooler next week
A settled spell of weather develops, with relatively mild temperatures persisting for southern Britain. The northwest will see outbreaks of rain but it will remain dry for southern areas during the next week to 10 days. Some foggy mornings are expected as high pressure and light winds dominate.
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A weak front will move into northwestern areas bringing rain to western and northern parts of Ireland and Scotland accompanied by a southwesterly breeze. A cool and foggy start to the day for the rest of the country though the fog will clear leaving a largely bright day. Top temperatures 11 to 13C for Scotland and Northern Ireland, 13 to 17C for England, Wales and Ireland.
A ridge of high pressure extends across the south, while an area of low pressure centred to the northwest of Iceland brings southwesterly winds and outbreaks of rain to northern and western areas. Breezy with some rain for northwest Scotland and Ireland, elsewhere dry and relatively mild. The best of the sun will be in the south and east of England. Highs 13 to 17C.
Dry and bright for many across central and southern areas but cloudy with outbreaks of rain for northern and western parts of the British Isles. The rain will move slowly southeastward throughout the day reaching northern parts of England by the afternoon.
A weakening front will move southward bringing light rain to central and possibly southern parts of England. Behind the front, across Scotland, Ireland and Wales, there is a chance of blustery showers developing. A cooler day overall with a west to northwesterly breeze. Highs of 10-14C.
An area of high pressure is centred to the south-west of Ireland bringing a westerly breeze to Ireland and Scotland. Northwestern parts of Scotland may see drizzle persisting throughout the day. Mainly fair elsewhere with morning fog in central and southern areas, and light frost locally. Highs of 9 to 15C.
The area of high pressure will remain centred to the south of Ireland. A largely bright and dry day is expected though some showers may develop in northwestern Scotland and Ireland. A cooler day for most with highs of 8 to 13C.