Maps and charts show that from 9pm, the UK will have heavy winds striking along coastal areas. It comes ahead of a higher risk of “wintery showers”
Maps and charts show that from 9pm, the UK will have heavy winds striking along coastal areas. It comes ahead of a higher risk of “wintery showers” as the middle of November rolls in.
WXCharts maps show that pressure from the Atlantic will cause heavier winds.
By 9pm, wind gusts up to 62km/h will strike the northeast of England and Scotland, with gusts up to 39km/h across much of Britain.
At midnight, heavy rains will also strike the north east, with downpours up to 5mm an hour.
The rains will spread south and west throughout the morning, while easing to a maximum downpour of 3mm an hour.
Terry Scholey, Netweather Forecaster, said the weekend ahead “should be reasonable enough”, with Thursday evening seeing heavier winds.
He said: “As an active depression approaches Northern Ireland from the West, all parts see a southerly wind freshening after dark.
“There’ll be gale-force gusts across the province and parts of western Scotland. The freshening wind will help lift some of the murk, but with all but the East and South East seeing rain or showers before morning.
“There’ll be heavier bursts in the North and West, but any over East Anglia and the South-East should be light and patchy in a mild night when temperatures shouldn’t fall below 7 to 11C.”
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The Met Office also said there is likely to be a drop in temperatures at the start of next week and then again at the end of the month.
Forecasters said: “Remaining changeable and autumnal particularly to the north through the start of this period as low-pressure systems dominate, sometimes accompanied by rain and strong winds.
“Elsewhere while rain is possible at times, drier and brighter conditions are more likely in the south and southeast regions, although some rain will likely reach even here at times.
“A rather cold start to the period will likely be followed by a brief recovery in temperatures, before a further likely trend down later on in the month.
“Later on in the month there will also be an increasing chance of some wintry conditions, mainly over the higher ground in the north, but with a slight risk to lower levels.”
The Met Office’s long-range forecast for the northwest of England suggests “a rather cold start” to the middle of November and “an increasing chance of some wintry conditions” later in the month.
By the end of the month, temperatures are expected to dip “slightly below average” for the time of year.
A spokesperson for the Met Office told the MEN: “There are some signs that colder weather may be on the way at times later in the month, more particularly across the north of the UK, with the chance of some snow at times mainly over the higher ground.
“It is typical at the time of year to see colder interludes and some snow.”
However, they said it was “too early at this stage to give exact details of any snow amounts and timings”.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said westerly winds will start to dominate from next week, meaning temperatures will be fairly mild.
Maps from WXCharts claim between 2-4ins (5-10cm) of snow could fall in Wales and the north of England on November 23.
They also predict snowfalls of up to 10ins (25cm) in parts of Scotland and the north east of England between November 23 and 25.
The agency predicted that temperatures could fall to fall to between -7C and -11C that week.