The Met Office says Scotland will be battered by high winds and torrential rains next week
The Met Office has released an overwhelming update on Scotland’s weather forecast as autumnal weather sets in.
This is because there will be a north / south divide in the conditions, with parts of Scotland battered by rain and wind from next week as the south remains warm.
In the latest forecast, the Met Office says an “active jet stream” from Iceland is sending a blast of cold air to the top of Scotland this week.
This translates into rainy and windy weather, with the north experiencing “heavy storms and squall showers” from Thursday until the weekend.
From Monday, forecasters announce that “we will see a change with a fairly active weather front” bringing heavy rains.
The Met Office says low pressure over Scotland will make the west coast ‘wettest’ this week as the autumn weather sets in.
It’s not all bad news, as the south of Scotland could bask in dry conditions this weekend. The east coast, including Edinburgh, could avoid rain until Monday.
Meanwhile, other parts of the UK could see mild weather from Friday, with temperatures reaching 23C in parts of England.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “A lot more sunshine in much of the country today.
“Much of southern Scotland and certainly most of England and Wales will have another beautiful sunny day in September.
“Temperatures are responding to this sun, heading into the low twenties – 22C, maybe 23C in parts of the southeast.”
In October, the UK could see “above average” temperatures.
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The Met Office reports that October 6-20: “Current signals suggest that higher pressure is more likely over the south during this time, giving generally dry and stable conditions.
“More stable conditions can sometimes extend northward.
“Lower pressure in the north will result in periods of showers or longer periods accompanied by stronger winds. Temperatures most likely around or above average.”
Forecast for the next five days
Strong gales and early squall showers in the far north, otherwise mostly dry, warm and pleasant with the best of all sunshine in the eastern and central parts.
Thicker clouds can sometimes bring scattered rains to the west.
Rather cloudy in the north and west with occasional rain or drizzle. Becoming more and more windy, especially in the north.
Rather cloudy, particularly in the west and north where patchy rains are likely with the best of all sunshine in the eastern parts. Windy, especially in northern areas. Sensation of heat.
Perspectives from Saturday to Monday:
Mainly beautiful and warm Saturday. Some rains for the northwest. Scattered showers overnight through Sunday, possibly heavy in the east. Squalls of rain push east on Sunday and Monday.
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