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Yellow Warning of Wind for East Midlands
Yellow Warning of Wind for East Midlands : Leicester, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Yellow Warning of Wind for West Midlands
Yellow Warning of Wind for West Midlands : Herefordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation & Worcestershire valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Yellow Warning of Wind for London & South East England
Yellow Warning of Wind for London & South East England : Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead & Wokingham valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Yellow Warning of Wind for Wales
Yellow Warning of Wind for Wales : Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen & Vale of Glamorgan valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Yellow Warning of Wind for North West England
Yellow Warning of Wind for North West England : Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire & Merseyside valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Yellow Warning of Wind for East of England
Yellow Warning of Wind for East of England : Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk & Thurrock valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Yellow Warning of Wind for South West England
Yellow Warning of Wind for South West England : Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay & Wiltshire valid from 0400 Sat 21 Oct to 2359 Sat 21 Oct

Weather detail

UK Forecast: Brighter for many Friday - Stormy into Saturday, Oct 19 - 17:21

Friday Patchy rain from overnight lingers into the morning for the north & east. A few bands of showers affect north-west England, which may be slow to fully clear. Northern areas will gradually improve. Brighter overall for central & southern Britain, staying dry all day here with sunny spells. Fronts returning from the west bring rain to Ireland, later south-western Britain. Blustery winds, west backing southerly. Highs 11 to 16C.

Friday night A developing depression, named 'Storm Brian' will move in from the Atlantic. Frontal rain drives north-eastwards across the British Isles during the evening and night, heaviest falls for the hills of south Wales & south-west England, although the rain will move through quite quickly. Showers will follow from the west. Winds will strengthen, to gale force around south-western coasts of Britain and southern Ireland. Lows 8 to 12C.

Saturday Storm Brian moves across the British Isles, bringing a strong to gale force winds to central and southern areas, risk of severe gales around coasts and hills in the south & south-west, gusts 60-70mph. A belt of rain soon clears from the north-east. Clusters of showers will spread from the west, merging into areas of constant heavy rain for several hours. Lighter winds in Scotland. Heavy seas in the south-west. Temperatures 10 to 15C.

Sunday A cool and blustery day. Areas of heavy showery rain, locally merging into rain for many hours across the north-west of England and western Scotland. Some south-western areas may be largely dry. A little sun breaking through at times. Rain returns from the west for Ireland later. Westerly winds, strongest in the morning, locally gusting gale force around some coasts & hills, tending to ease. Highs 9 to 14C, coolest north-west.

Morning Call: Rain west & east - Windy southwest, Oct 19 - 05:44

bDamp and cloudy, rain west and east Good morning, A cloudy day for most of us today and you'll need to take a brolly with you. There's an area of patchy rain over eastern England this morning. This is going to be gathering itself and wil become more persistent as it heads through northeast England this afternoon.

A second area of rain, this time accompanied by strong winds will be passing into Ireland. The rain turns heavier and pushes into western Wales and southwest Engl;and by late afternoon. Winds may increase to gale force in Wales, southern Ireland and southwest England later.

If you are between these two rain bands then you should escape with a dry day. Always plenty of cloud around, but make the most of any sunshine if you see it!

Simon Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Week ahead: Rain frequent west - Generally mild next week, Oct 19 - 10:14

Stormy weekend, heavy rain A deep area of low pressure moves in from the Atlantic later on Friday, bringing gales, or severe gales around coasts in the south & south-west. Wet and windy for most places this weekend, although some brighter intervals should develop. Next week, south-westerly winds will bring further rain, heaviest on western hills of England & Wales on Monday & Tuesday. For the weather for the next few days click here

Sunday 22/10/17 A cool and blustery day. Areas of heavy showery rain, locally merging into rain for many hours across the north-west of England and western Scotland. Some south-western areas may be largely dry. A little sun breaking through at times. Rain returns from the west for Ireland later. Westerly winds, strongest in the morning, locally gusting gale force around some coasts & hills, tending to ease. Highs 9 to 14C, coolest north-west.

Monday 23/10/17 A cool start to the morning, then becoming slowly milder as a warm front pushes east across Britain. Overcast skies, with extensive fog for western hills, and murky around south-western coasts. Persistent rain in the west, heavy over the hills, with outbreaks of rain or drizzle spreading to most places through the day, but amounts small to the east of high ground. Freshening south-westerly winds. Temperatures rising to 12 to 16C.

Tuesday 24/10/17 Slow-moving fronts bring a risk of persistent heavy rain to west Wales and north-west England. Elsewhere, largely dry, but quite cloudy for England & Wales, with a risk of patchy drizzle. A few showers in western Scotland, but some sunshine breaking through east of the Highlands. A south-westerly breeze. Generally mild, 12 to 17C, warmest in the south-east.

Wednesday 25/10/17 Generally mild during midweek. Fronts are likely to bring further outbreaks of rain to the west & north-west, but should fade as pressure begins to build. Many central & south-eastern regions should be dry, although cloud amounts are uncertain. Feeling warm where sunshine breaks through. Highs 12 to 18C. Thursday 26/10/17 Detail is uncertain, but a south to south-westerly airflow is likely. Rain most likely confined toward the north-west, whilst many places may well stay dry. Mild, or warm in sunshine, although it may remain rather cloudy. Highs 12 to 18C. Friday 27/10/17 A similar mild southerly pattern is likely. Chance of patchy rain north-west, but many places looking dry with higher pressure building. Warm in any sun. Highs 12 to 17C, perhaps locally 19C.

Seasonal outlook: Mixed November - Cooler December, Oct 10 - 11:59

*November* Starting unsettled with some heavy periods of rain and near average temperatures. An improvement in conditions are temperatures is likely into the middle section of the month as higher pressure builds. Becoming milder in that higher pressure too. The middle to later stages of November look set to become more unsettled with near average temperatures and outbreaks of rain. Better conditions returning later in the month although probably with frost. *December* Current thoughts are that December is a month which has higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east. A tendency towards a west to northwest flow bringing most unsettled weather into northern and western areas. The south and west is likely to be drier, although even here there will be rain at times. Colder snaps are likely as the northwest wind turns more northerly on certain days, with a tendency towards wintry precipitation especially in Scotland. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Rain in west - Sunshine in east, Oct 19 - 05:43

Cloud and rain to the west, fair and sunny in the east Thursday Rain in northwest Spain on Thursday. Most of the rest of Spain and Portugal should be fine with sunshine. Rain affects the Balearics and this slipsinto Corsica and Sardinia. Italy is likely to be fine with good spells of sunshine. Greece and Turkey will be warm with lots of sunshine here. France is likely to be seeing some rain and a few showers, the more persistent rain in the west. The Low Countries and northern germany will be cloudier with the risk of some rain. Southern and eastern Germany should be dry with sunny spells, whilst fair weather persists int Poland. Austria. Hungary and Switzerland should be mostly dry with sunny spells. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Denmark and southern Sweden. More rain and cloud in the south of Norway. The rest of Sweden and Norway should be dry with sunny spells. More sunshine in the baltic States and Finland too.

Friday Some cloud and outbreaks of rain affecting western Portugal and northwest Spain. Eastern and southern areas of Spain will be fair with good spells of sunshine. Heavy showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be dry with lots of sunshine. Greece and Turkey are going to be dry too with plenty of sunshine. Dry with sunny spells in France. The Low Countries may have some outbreaks of rain and these affecting Switzerland. Some cloud and rain in western Germany but dry in the east. Poland will have sunny spells and should be dry. Austria and Hungary will be fair too. Wind and some cloud with outbreaks of rain in Denmark. Rain, some of it heavy with strong winds in southern Norway. The Baltic States should be dry and sunny with sunshine here. More sunshine to come in Finland and most of central and northern Sweden although with some rain in the south.

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My favourite page for a comprehensive weather forecast is the BBC's 24 hour forecast as it provides hourly conditions, giving you a good idea of when any cloud or rain will appear during the day. To find the 24 hour forecast you need click here and enter your postcode, then select 24 hour forecast.

 

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