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Patchy rain or showers tonight. Brightening up on Monday.
It will be rather cloudy with showers or the odd longer spell of rain, although some clearer spells at first in the north. Turning misty in places, particularly through Caithness and Easter Ross with some hill fog. Winds falling light. Minimum temperature 12 °C.
A rather grey, misty start, then becoming brighter with some sunshine breaking through. Staying mostly dry with just the odd light shower. Still warm when the sun comes out. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Still a lot of dry weather on Tuesday and Wednesday with some sunshine and a few showers. Band of more persistent and heavier rain will cross all parts early Thursday.
Draft Friday is likely to be a windy day in most places with sunshine and showers. Gales are possible on western coasts and hills. The heaviest showers will probably in the west while some eastern places may avoid most of the showers. Next weekend is also likely to be rather windy with sunshine and heavy showers affecting much of the UK. It will probably stay changeable for the rest of the period with a mixture of some sunny days, and cloudier days with more persistent rainfall. It is likely to be windy at times, with the potential for gales, particularly in the west and southwest. Temperatures will vary around normal, but in any drier spells, they may be warmer than average.
Confidence in the forecast remains low through this period. However, early October may bring spells of fine and settled weather, particularly in the south and east of the UK. These would bring bright days, but with the increasing risk of overnight mist, fog and some frost. Northern and western parts of the country may continue to see rain at times, and this might spread across the rest of the country as we go through October. Temperatures are likely to be close to the average, but with settled weather, some warmer days and cooler nights are likely.
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