The outlook for Saturday sees much of the UK staying dry with brisk winds and temperatures in the low 10C’s (50F). Some rainfall is expected across central and northern England, with the Met Office issuing a flood warning on Hornsea’s North Sea coast. The brisk and chilly conditions will last through Sunday, ahead of the UK seeing a plume of rainfall coming from both the north and south throughout the week.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern forecasted a cold and grey weekend with some wet spells due to high pressure.
He said: “A touch of frost or even some fog patches (across the west) as we begin the weekend, but that will be the exception rather than the rule.
“The rule is that most places will be grey as we begin Saturday, and for north-east Scotland into southern Scotland, much of northern England, the cloud low enough to cover hills, it’s going to be grey and gloomy and there will be outbreaks of light rain or drizzle at times as well.
“There will also be showers running into the English Channel coasts, particularly Cornwall and Devon, but for much of central parts of the UK into Northern Ireland and Western Scotland, largely dry with some cloud breaks giving a few glimmers of brightness.
“13 degrees though, temperatures below average.”
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By midday Saturday much of the UK will feel the chill as temperatures stay lower than average for October.
London is set to see a cool 12C (53.6F) by 4pm, along with Norwich and Cardiff and much of the south of England.
Moving northward rainfall is more likely as temperatures fall even lower to an average of 9C (48.2F) across the northeast of England and much of Scotland.
Edinburgh will see a chilly 10C (50F) by 4pm, with Aberdeen feeling a cooler 9C.
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Much of today’s rainfall will also fall on Scotland and the north of England, but it will remain light and move fast.
By midday much of the east of Scotland and some parts of northeast England will see a slight drizzle with less than 1mm of rain an hour.
Some parts of the midlands and the southeast will also see fast moving drizzle breaking out throughout the day, as northern winds and high pressure pushes the rainfall towards the south coast.
Cloud cover will cover most of the UK throughout the day, with only the southwestern parts of England and Wales expected to see a break in the gloom.
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Sunday is much the same with conditions remaining chiller than average for October with light rains and grey skies.
Tomorrow morning will see rainfall getting heavier but moving away from the coast line, with Norwich expected to see up to 4mm of rain an hour at 7am.
The northwest coast of Scotland and England, along with Belfast, are also set to see a wetter morning but much of the UK will remain dry.
Clouds are expected to last throughout the weekend, with Cornwall and northern-most Scotland set to see clear skies by 10am.
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Temperatures are expected to stay consistently colder throughout the weekend, with Scotland seeing a further drop to winter chills.
The southeast coast will have a slightly balmier day tomorrow, with 13C (55.4F) being seen in Dover and Brighton to Cornwall and Plymouth.
But the northeast and Scotland will sees temperatures drop to an icy 9C (48.2F) by 3pm.
Frost and fog is expected to last until midday in the coldest parts of the UK, but most of the country will just see a gloomy grey Sunday.
But next week is set to bring chaotic weather due to a “clash of air masses” and “low pressure”.
Monday is set to stay consistently grey and gloomy, much like the weekend, but Tuesday will bring a huge plume of rainfall across the south of England and Wales.
Netweather’s long-range forecast reads: “Extensive blocking to the north of Britain, Arctic air coming down from the north and warm tropical maritime air coming up from the south-west will result in a clash of air masses and in low pressure dominating the weather.
“Some very wet weather is expected to spread in from the south-west between the 19th and 21st, possibly reaching the far south-west on the 19th and spreading across many other parts of the UK on the 20th and 21st.”