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UK Forecast: Chilly - Dry and bright for many, Oct 20 - 16:14

Monday A ridge of high pressure builds over Ireland and the UK on Monday. This should bring a more settled day to most areas. Some bright or sunny spells, the best of these in the west. Lower pressure over southeast England brings the risk of some rain to the southeast and East Anglia. Temperatures at 8 to 12C for most.

Monday Night Rain clears away from the southeast overnight leaving a dry night for the UK and Ireland. Cloudier skies to the north and west as fronts are close by, clearer skies to the south and east. A few mist or fog patches may form over central and southern areas. Overnight lows at 3 to 8C, cooler in more rural areas where a touch of frost may form.

Tuesday Pressure remains high over most of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday. Morning mist and fog patches clear to leave broken cloud and sunny spells once again. Fronts may bring rain to the far north and west of Scotland as well as western Ireland later. Breezy here too. Best of the sunshine to the south and east. Highs at 8 to 13C.

Wednesday High pressure to the south brings dry weather for much of England and Wales but also some mist and fog patches which could be slow to clear in the morning. Fronts in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland give cloudy conditions with outbreaks of rain, these heaviest in western Scotland. Highs at 8 to 12C for many, 13 or 14C for southeastern England.

Morning Call: Dry & fine for many - Rain far southeast, Oct 21 - 05:46

A dry and fine day for many across the UK and Ireland though low pressure brings outbreaks of rain to the southeast of England. Good morning, It's a mostly dry and fine start to the day across the UK and Ireland with any early mist or fog patches clearing to leave broken cloud and good spells of sunshine for many. Thicker cloud to the southeast with outbreaks of rain for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. This spreading north and eastward into East Anglia.

Rain continues to the southeast and over East Anglia through the afternoon but tending to ease as the day progresses. Isolated showers may develop through the afternoon too over northeastern Scotland. Elsewhere it stays dry with spells of sunshine. Feeling cool with highs of just 8 to 13C for most.

Rain clears to the east through the evening to leave a dry night across the country. Cloud thickens into northern and western areas bringing rain to Shetland later.

Have a good day!

Claire

Week ahead: Cool temperatures - A mostly dry few days, Oct 21 - 09:39

Changeable conditions return for most from mid-week Cooler temperatures for most areas this week as an area of high pressure builds across the country. This brings a spell of settled weather at the beginning of the week which gives way to more mixed conditions once more from mid-week onwards.

For the weather for the next few days click here Thursday 24/10/19 Thursday looks to see outbreaks of rain continuing for northwestern parts of the UK and Ireland as low pressure remains to the northwest. Showers affecting western parts of England and Wales. Drier to the east and south but with some cloud around. Isolated showers may develop later. Best of the sunshine over central areas. Highs at 9 to 15C for most.

Friday 25/10/19 An area of low pressure may bring strong winds, cloud and outbreaks of rain to Ireland, Wales, much of northern England and southern Scotland on Friday. Eastern England and the north of Scotland should be drier. Highs at a cold 5 to 7C for Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of Ireland; 12 to 15C for England, Wales and the far southeast of Ireland.

Saturday 26/10/19 A band of rain clears to the southeast over England on Saturday as low pressure clears to the northeast and high pressure builds from the west. Showers affecting western coastal regions of Scotland and Ireland with some good spells of sunshine developing for northern and central areas. Feeling cold with highs at 7 to 11C.

Sunday 27/10/19 Confidence is low but it may be that high pressure builds once more on Sunday bringing a mostly dry and settled day. Showers and light outbreaks of rain affect the far northwest and southwest with highs at 7 to 10C for most.

Monday 28/10/19 Confidence remains low into Monday but we may see high pressure move off to the east allowing an area of low pressure to bring strong winds and outbreaks of rain to Ireland and western parts of the UK. Drier but still cloudy to the east. Highs ranging from 7 to 13C, mildest to the south and southwest. Tuesday 29/10/19 Confidence remains low but the UK and Ireland could see a southerly flow develop on Sunday allowing milder temperatures to edge northward. Outbreaks of rain and showers continue for western areas, drier to the east. Highs at 7 to 15C.

Seasonal outlook: Mixed start to autumn - Rain late September, Jul 26 - 15:03

*September* Fair start. Warm for most, especially in the south. Changing from mid month. A cooler, more unsettled second half of the month. Most rai north and west. *October* Unsettled start. Wind and rain, possibly stormy. Better later in month. Higher pressure building, sunny spells but overnight frosts. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Thunderstorms France, Spain - Dry, settled east, Oct 21 - 05:46

High pressure brings dry and settled conditions to central and eastern Europe Monday Sunshine and showers for Spain and Portugal on Monday. Showers mainly focussed to the north and east. Heavy, thundery showers affecting the Balearic Islands. Showers too for northern parts of Italy while central and southern areas will see good spells of sunshine. Sunny too for Greece and much of Turkey though eastern parts of Turkey could see isolated showers developing. Showers continuing for much of France - these lighter to the west with some heavy, thundery bursts possible to the east. Scattered showers continuing too for the Low Countries and western Germany but these tending to ease through the day. A fair and dry day for eastern Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary while Switzerland sees further outbreaks of rain. Scattered showers for Denmark and the Baltic States on Monday with rain clearing to the east from Finland to leave a dry and fine day here. Dry and fine too for Sweden and much of Norway with good spells of sunshine though rain arrives to the west later.

Tuesday Heavy rain for eastern and northern parts of Spain on Tuesday with isolated showers to the west and for Portugal where there will be good spells of sunshine between the showers. Heavy rain affects the Balearics too. Mostly dry for Italy with variable amounts of cloud around. Dry, sunny and warm for Greece and western Turkey. Isolated showers for eastern Turkey. Heavy, thundery bursts of rain affect much of southern and western France with dry and cloudy conditions to the northeast. Mostly dry across much of the rest of western and central Europe including for the Low Countries, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary with variable amounts of cloud but plenty of sunshine too. A dry fine day for Denmark while early showers clear to the east from Finland and the Baltic States leaving a fine, dry day here too. Wintry showers for the far north of Sweden and for western parts of Norway. Dry and fine to the south.

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