UK's weather forecast
The UK is set for a cold Sunday as temperatures drop to the single digits, ahead of next week's chaotic rainfall.
Today will see cloudy skies and low temperatures for much of the UK from the morning. Some small periods of rainfall are expected along the south and northeast coast, but much of the day will stay dry and cool. Monday will continue to chill Brits ahead of the coming Atlantic blast, which will unsettle weather conditions across the country.
Greg Dewhurst, Met Office meteorologist, said Sunday is set to stay cloudy and cool for much of the UK due to high pressure from the north.
He said: “A chilly start to Sunday morning with some mist and fog soon clearing but then we’re looking at a fair cloudy morning with a risk of a few light showers around."
|UK weather map: WXCharts rainfall grid on Sunday 18th (Image: WXCHARTS)|
“But as we move into the afternoon the clouds should lift and break a little, so we should see some brighter skies developing but also still the risk of a few light showers with a little bit more sunshine for Sunday compared to Saturday. Temperatures just up a little bit.”
Temperatures will stay below average for October today, with much of the country struggling to break single digit chills.
Highs of 14C (57.2F) can be expected in Exeter and Camborne, with the south coast enjoying the best of the day, and central England and Wales will see 12C (53.6F) and 13C (55.4F) by midday.
But the midlands and north of England, along with Scotland, will see a frostier day with lows of 6C (42.8F) in Loch Rannoch. Belfast will enjoy a milder 12C whilst the northern coasts are set to chill at 9C (48.2F) by midday.
Rainfall today will start in the morning, with the northwest coast of England and Scotland seeing less than 1mm of rain an hour by 10am.
|UK weather map: WXCharts temperature grid on Sunday 18th (Image: WXCHARTS)|
The southwest coast will also see some drizzle, with Kent and Essex experiencing around 1mm an hour, along with Norwich.
By midday Scotland will see a downpour across the central belt by 4pm with Glasgow and Edinburgh having a wet end to the day.
Much of the UK will stay covered in cloud today, with only eastern most Wales and Cornwall seeing blue skies along with their higher temperatures.
|UK weather map: WXCharts wind speed grid on Sunday 18th (Image: WXCHARTS)|
On October 19
Staying unsettled across northern and western areas on Monday as low pressure moves in across Scotland. Outbreaks of rain spread across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland and later these move into Wales as well as western and northern parts of England. Again, these will be locally heavy. Staying dry for much of the day over central and eastern parts of England though it will be rather cloudy here. A breezy day with high temperatures at 10 to 14C, Weather Online reported.
Monday will bring the chaotic and unexpected surge in rainfall and winds to Scotland first. Throughout the early hours of the morning, heavy downpours of up to 8mm an hours of rain will buffet the west coast of the country.
That will move across the country throughout the day, hitting Glasgow by 7am. But much of the country will see the same conditions as today, with grey skies and low temperatures.
|Photo: Weather Online|
Tuesday will be even more unsettled as the Atlantic winds bring rains across the UK.
Nick Finnis, senior forecaster for Netweather, said: “A windy day on Tuesday, rain clearing the north in the morning to join elsewhere to sunshine and showers, most of the showers in the west by the afternoon. Thicker cloud and rain perhaps reaching the far south later in the evening.”
Europe's weather forecast
Pressure lowers from the west on Sunday with higher pressure squeezed to the southeast. A largely dry but chilly start with isolated patches of mist and fog possible in more favoured spots. A mostly cloudy day across the country with outbreaks of rain developing over parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland as well as the northwest of England later. Breezy here too. Showers continue to affect eastern parts of England while the best of any sun will be to the south. High temperatures at 8 to 13C for most.
|UK weather map: Netweather grid on temperatures for Sunday 18th (Image: NETWEATHER)|
Further rain spreads into Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England through Sunday night into Monday morning and this will be locally very heavy at times. A mostly dry but rather cloudy night across much of Wales and the rest of England with any clearer skies being limited to the far east of England. Overnight lows at 5 to 11C, mildest over western Ireland.
On October 19
|Photo: Weather Online|
According to Weather Online, staying unsettled across northern and western areas on Monday as low pressure moves in across Scotland. Outbreaks of rain spread across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland and later these move into Wales as well as western and northern parts of England. Again, these will be locally heavy. Staying dry for much of the day over central and eastern parts of England though it will be rather cloudy here. A breezy day with high temperatures at 10 to 14C.
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