A mixed picture for the weekend forecast
Author: Press Office
11:25 (UTC) on Fri 10 Nov 2023
Following a period of unsettled conditions, the weekend forecast starts off with bright spells for many, but we will also see a fairly widespread frost, and perhaps some fog to start on both days.
Senior weather presenter Alex Deakin sets the scene. He said: “On Saturday we have a more unusual weather pattern establishing with a col centred over the UK. A col sits in the middle of two areas of high pressure and two areas of low pressure. This creates relatively settled conditions, especially inland, with weakening winds and clearing skies allowing a greater extent of frosts and fog to become established albeit temporarily for Saturday morning. Nearer the coasts, showers - some heavy - are likely to be more of a feature.”
Matthew Lehnert is a Met Office Chief Meteorologist. He said: “Low pressure is never too far away, and a band of rain is expected to arrive across the southwest on Saturday evening. Rain is expected to make erratic progress northeast during Sunday, reaching Northern Ireland and affecting much of southern and western England and Wales by noon on Remembrance Sunday. There is the possibility of some strong winds accompanying the rain, most likely in the south of the UK.”
Into early next week, the situation is expected to remain unsettled with further spells of rain and strong winds at times affecting much of the UK, especially southern parts. However, there is a degree of uncertainty in the exact details of the forecast at this range.
The worst of the wetter weather is expected to clear east later Monday, but showery conditions will follow.
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