An unsettled weekend in store for many parts of the country as a couple of low pressure systems track eastwards across the country bringing some wet and windy weather with them.
The first low pressure system is bringing a wet and windy start to the weekend for many parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales as a band of locally heavy rain pushes north and east, accompanied by brisk winds. It's somewhat drier across Scotland although there are still some showery outbreaks of rain around. That rain band will continue to push north before becoming slow-moving across northern England, southern Scotland and across Northern Ireland with rainfall totals building in these areas. To the south it will become drier and brighter but increasingly windy as strong to gale force westerly winds develop, gusting up to 70 MPH in exposed spots. Meanwhile, for much of central and northern Scotland it will be calmer with some brightness developing but also showers. Despite the wind and rain it will be milder than of late for many areas with temperatures ranging from 7°C to 10°C in the north and 11°C to 14°C in the south.
It remains windy across central and southern regions of the UK and Ireland tonight with rain and showers only slowly pulling away to the northeast allowing for a drier and clearer interlude of weather. However, the next system is following quickly and will bring rain back into the southwest again overnight. We do it all over again tomorrow with another band of rain pushing north and east followed by brighter conditions and scattered showers but the strongest winds tomorrow look set to affect Ireland.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER
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