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UK Forecast: Fair for most - Chilly nights, Sep 23 - 14:00

Monday A dry and bright day for most places with high pressure centred to the south-west. Plenty of sunshine but feeling fresh. Showery for western Scotland, with hail or snow over the higher mountain tops. Local showers are possible around Irish Sea coasts, but these will fade. A cool breeze, westerly in Scotland, north or northwesterly for southern Britain. Early fog patches clearing. Top temperatures 16C in southern England, 13 or 14C for most, but just 10C western Scotland.

Monday night Generally dry with clear skies overnight. Local showers continue in north-west Scotland. Light winds in central and southern Britain, allowing some fog patches to form in low-lying areas, these lingering post-dawn on Tuesday. A southerly breeze will freshen for Ireland and western coasts of Britain. Chilly, with a touch of frost in rural areas, dipping close to freezing locally. Typical lows 3 to 6C, or nearer 8 to 10C in urban areas in the south-east.

Tuesday High pressure centred over south-east England brings a fair day to much of the country. Plenty of sunshine for England & Wales, some fair-weather cloud. High cloud will thicken across Ireland and Scotland, perhaps later north-west England, as fronts edge in from the Atlantic. A freshening southerly breeze, and rain pushes into western Scotland later, which may also graze Northern Ireland. Light winds in south. Temperatures 11 to 14C north, 15 to 18C south, warmest south-east.

Wednesday High pressure lies to the south. A dry and warm day for the Midlands and the south, with best sunshine toward the east. Cloudy in the west & north, with fronts trailing across Scotland bringing some rain. Wettest for the West Highlands. Patchy rain for Northern Ireland, perhaps Cumbria, but amounts small. A brisk westerly breeze for northern regions. Lighter winds south. Highs 10 to 14C north, 18 to 22C south.

Morning Call: Rain into the south - Drier in the north, Sep 22 - 05:44

Cloud and rain spreading from the southwest into central and southern areas. Brighter across the north with a good deal of dry weather Good morning, A fair day across much of Scotland, although some showers in the north and west. Northern England and North Wales stay dry but rain into Southwest England this morning spreads further north into Wales, Central and Southern parts of England through the rest of the day. More wet weather to come overnight in those central and southern areas and with the rain edging a little further north.

On the cool side, highs 11 to 14C in the north, 15 to 17C in the south. Simon Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Week ahead: Dry south, warming up - Breezy north, some rain, Sep 23 - 11:36

Some morning fog and frost High pressure will build in across the British Isles this week, and settled weather is likely heading into early October too. Plenty of dry and increasingly warm weather in southern Britain. Northern areas will be breezy with some rain at times, mainly affecting western Scotland. Some chilly nights with fog and slight frost in rural areas. For the weather for the next few days click here

Wednesday 26/09/18 High pressure lies to the south. A dry and warm day for the Midlands and the south, with best sunshine toward the east. Cloudy in the west & north, with fronts trailing across Scotland bringing some rain. Wettest for the West Highlands. Patchy rain for Northern Ireland, perhaps Cumbria, but amounts small. A brisk westerly breeze for northern regions. Lighter winds south. Highs 10 to 14C north, 18 to 22C south.

Thursday 27/09/18 A weakening cold front slips southwards bringing occasional rain to Scotland, and northern England, possibly north Wales, but amounts generally small. Showers follow across north & western Scotland. Central and southern England & Wales will stay dry and fairly warm with sunny spells. A northwesterly breeze, strongest in northern regions. Temperatures ranging from 10C in north-west Scotland, up to 22C in south-east England.

Friday 28/09/18 High pressure is likely to rebuild from the west. A few showers possible, mainly around coasts in the north-west. Sunny spells for most places. Variable winds, an easterly breeze is possible for the English Channel, westerly in Scotland. Early fog patches in low-lying areas. Fresh for northern areas, 10 to 15C. Staying warm in the south, 20C or above.

Saturday 29/09/18 Fair weather continues for the south, with early fog patches clearing to give a good deal of sunshine. A westerly breeze may bring cloudier skies and spots of rain to western Scotland. Chilly in the morning. Highs 11 to 19C. Sunday 30/09/18 Patchy rain may affect western Scotland and Northern Ireland, but most of Britain and Ireland should stay dry. Fog patches clearing. Sunny spells. Highs 11 to 17C. Monday 01/10/18 A cool feel is likely with a north-westerly breeze. Generally dry. Local showers in northern Scotland. Highs 11 to 16C.

Seasonal outlook: High pressure September - Not much change for October, Jul 27 - 09:45

*September* The month is expected to be starting warm and dry. Above average temperatures for many. Rain could affect northern areas at times. Southern parts remaining under a ridge of high pressure so dry overall. watch for rain in west. Remaining warm. *October* A warm month. High pressure to the east overall. Dry and warm, perhaps very warm in east. Rain to the west, especially Ireland and western Scotland. Only brief incursions of rain elsewhere. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Cold, windy east - Fair in west, Sep 23 - 05:43

Cold and unsettled eastern Europe, fair to the west Sunday Dry and mostly sunny in Portugal, Spain and the Balearics. Much of Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic coast should stay dry with spells of sunshine, just perhaps an isolated shower in Italy. Dry and sunny for Greece and dry with sunshine across much of Turkey but with rain moving into the north after a dry start. Dry for a good part of France with spells of sunshine, although one or two showers may develop in central and eastern parts. However, wet and windy weather will move east across Northern France, into the Low Countries and on to Denmark and Germany. Damaging or disruptive winds are likely to accompany the rain. Some sunshine for Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe, albeit with the risk of a shower but fine and sunny towards the Black Sea coast. Showers, some heavy and prolonged for Scandinavia, especially the north and west of Norway, the Baltic States and Southern Finland but Eastern Norway and much of Sweden should be dry with sunny spells. Still very warm across the south and east but cooler with the changeable weather further north, especially in the wet and windy areas.

Monday Spain and Portugal will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Remaining dry in the Balearics whilst some showers could affect Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will have rain in central and northern areas but will be dry to the south. Greece and Turkey stay dry with more sunshine to come here throughout the day. Windy across the south of France with a risk of showers. Most areas of France will be dry with sunny spells. Scattered showers in the Low Countries and Germany. Windy and cold over Poland with heavy showers, Chilly in Hungary and Austria although Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells. Chilly with sunshine and scattered showers in Denmark. Windy across Sweden and the baltic States as well as being chilly with showers. Further showers in Finland and again these will be heavy. Windy across Norway, rain and showers for most.

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