Colchester weather: Met Office issues weekend warning
With the temperatures dropping and sun scarce this week, it truly feels like fall has arrived and the heady days of summer are over.
The good news is that the showers will subside later today, but will likely return tomorrow.
And the Met Office has now issued a weather warning for heavy rain and wind for Colchester and North Essex tomorrow.
The yellow warning is placed between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Here is the Met Office forecast for this weekend:
The cloud will be the main feature tomorrow morning and will continue to thicken as the day progresses.
There may be a few showers in the late morning but it should be mostly dry with temperatures dropping from 11c to 14c.
The worst weather of the weekend is expected tomorrow afternoon – and the washout term is appropriate.
Light rains are expected to become abundant from 2 p.m. and will continue until about 8 p.m.
Temperatures will not exceed 14 ° C and the risk of heavy rain is estimated at 95% between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday will start much like Saturday – cloudy but dry.
Clouds are expected throughout the morning with highs of 15c expected.
There may be some downpours around, but the chance of seeing a downpour is estimated at 20%.
The best weekend weather is probably Sunday afternoon when the sun can even shine in Southend.
Clouds are expected in the early afternoon around 1pm, but the sky will clear up and the weather will be sunny around 4pm.
Temperatures will reach 16 ° C and the sky will remain clear for the rest of the day.
What about next week?
The Met Office says it will be rainy and windy in eastern England at times early next week.
Temperatures are expected to be below average for much of the UK, with the Met Office’s long-term outlook adding: “An unstable period of weather is likely across the UK during the early part of this period.
“Showers or longer periods of rain will affect many areas, sometimes heavy, although drier and brighter intervals are also likely.
“Strong winds are also possible in places, especially along the coasts.
“Temperatures are likely to be below average.
“During the second half of this period, indications are that drier and more stable weather may start to develop in the south of the UK.”