BBC Weather: Murky start before temperatures rise across UK
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According to maps from WXCharts and forecasts, the UK is set to be hit by a blast of rain and wind along with cold temperatures from Monday. Experts have said after a warm weekend due to high pressure from the Azores, a “cold front” will kick October off with wet weather.
In maps from WXCharts, the polar vortex from the Atlantic is set to strike Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland at around 3pm on Sunday.
Up to 5mm of rain per hour will strike Belfast on Sunday evening, with wind speeds up to 30mph.
At midnight on Monday, the rain and winds will have moved across the UK, with much of Scotland, Wales and east England soaking overnight.
After a milder Monday, rainfall up to 5mm an hour will return overnight and into Tuesday, striking Scotland, Wales and Cornwall.
Adam Thornhill, Expert Met Office Meteorologist, said the weekend will continue to be warm before the Atlantic pressure brings a polar vortex.
He said: “For the rest of this week and for the weekend, we will continue to see low pressure systems bringing blustery weather to the north of the UK whereas further south the drier, warmer weather remains thanks to the influence of high pressure extending up from the Azores.
“However, a shift in the position of the jet stream brings a change in our weather next week, allowing a cold front associated with a low-pressure system in the North Atlantic to spread eastwards bringing wet and windy conditions across the whole country throughout Monday.
“Behind the cold front, conditions will feel much more autumnal with a cooler feel and blustery showers for many.”
Nicola Maxey, Met Office forecaster also told the Mirror: “It’s been a fantastic September but we are likely to see the temperature dip from Monday, with wind and rain.
“There will be a cooler air mass, after some places see 24C this weekend. We are going to see a change and it will return to being the typical conditions we see at this time of the year.”
The Met Office then added in a forecast “next week will have a more autumnal feel with gusty winds across many areas of the country”.
In their forecast, they added “weather systems crossing the Atlantic” tend to “bring moist and often windy weather to our shores” to the UK.
The Met Office then said: “A band of blustery, sometimes intense, showers pass over much of the UK through Monday, bringing a noticeable drop in temperatures for the oncoming week as it passes.
“As such, eastern areas are likely to start off warm and fine once patchy mist clears on Monday ahead of this. Breezy winds with the risk of gales for Northern Isles.
“A cyclonic pattern will likely develop from Tuesday and last into October, bringing largely unsettled condition across the UK with a very general northwest to southeast split.
“Showers and long spells of rain towards northern areas with the southeast perhaps seeing drier and sunnier weather.
“However, unsettled weather could still spread south with outbreaks of rain.
“Temperatures near average but may rise slightly towards the end of this period.”
It comes as a long-range forecast said the first week of October will see temperatures surging into the 20Cs.
The first weekend of October is set to see the mercury reach 20C (68f) on Saturday, October 2.
Maximum temperature charts show parts of central and southern England turning a shade of orange as the warm air moves across the country.
According to the Netweather charts, Britain appears to be drawing in plumes of hot air from southern France as temperatures rocket into the mid-twenties across on the Channel.
On Sunday, October 3, the mercury will remain slightly above average with the high-teens expected across central and south eastern parts.
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