It’s a warm one today. In fact it will be the warmest October day I have ever recorded, as southerly winds push up air all the way from Africa with plenty of sunshine on offer. It’s like we have turned the clock back to summer. UV levels are now low, so you won’t be getting a tan from today’s sunshine and of course it’s too good to last.
Thursday: Cloudy with any morning light rain clearing to sunny spells. Cloud thickening late-afternoon bringing showery rain and becoming breezy. Cooler. Max 18°C
Friday: Windy with 35mph gusts and showery rain for the morning. The afternoon and into the evening will see heavier and more prolonged rain arrive from the southwest and remaining windy. A much different feel to the weather compared to 48 hours ago. Max 16°C
Weekend: Improving on Sunday
Currently there are some weather warnings for the rain Friday/Saturday but they are not covering our region. Of course updates will be posted on Twitter if this changes.
Saturday: Cloudy with some rain at times. Some uncertainty on how heavy and prolonged this rainfall will be as the position of the weather front is still not set in stone. It looks like it might sit to our north, therefore the worst of the weather could be across the Lake District and north Lancashire. Certainly one to watch. Feeling muggy despite the breeze and rain. Max 18°C
Sunday: Any leftover rain will clear to leave a much better day with plenty of sunny spells and drier conditions. Lighter winds too. Fresher though. Max 13°C
Outlook: Next week sees what’s left of Hurricane Michael get picked up in the Jet Stream, as a normal low pressure, which could bring us a spell of wet and windy weather, mainly to the northwest of the UK. The media will be all over it but I can not see any issues affecting us. Otherwise, bright spells and showers next week with temperatures around normal, 12-14°C.
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Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 10th of October 2018 at 11:15am