UK Weather map: Britain braces for brutal gales next week after cold weekend

THE UK is set for a dry and chilly weekend with few showers across the North, ahead of a brutal wet and windy week starting on Monday.

PUBLISHED: 04:25, Sat, Oct 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:25, Sat, Oct 17, 2020

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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.

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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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UK weather news: WXCharts mock up showing temperatures for Saturday 17UK weather news: Saturday is set to be dry, grey and gloomy for much of the UK (Image: WXCHARTS)

UK weather news: WXCharts wind gust for October 17UK weather news: WXCharts wind gust for October 17 (Image: WXCHARTS)

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.

UK weather news: WXCharts rainfall for October 17UK weather news: WXCharts rainfall for October 17 (Image: WXCHARTS)

UK weather news: WXCharts overall weather for October 17UK weather news: WXCharts overall weather for October 17 (Image: WXCHARTS)

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.

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