As the end of a very wet September arrives, we look at the outlook for October.
SPOLIER: No mention of the word “snow”!
Outlook for Monday 1st October to Wednesday 3rd October:
Rain slow to clear southern England on Monday. Otherwise unsettled and breezy, with sunny spells and showers, these showers perhaps merging to longer spells of rain at times. Feeling cool.
UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Oct 2012 to Saturday 13 Oct 2012:
A mixture of bright or sunny spells and showers to start, the showers heaviest and most frequent in the northwest, with a risk of thunder. More persistent rain will spread into the northwest on Friday. Into next weekend, conditions look to remain changeable in the north and west, but perhaps generally drier and more settled in the south and east. Thereafter, it is likely to turn more unsettled for all of the UK. Windy at times for much of the period, with northwestern areas most likely to experience some gales. Temperatures will be generally near normal, perhaps a little above in the south and east in drier and brighter interludes, with a probable drop in temperatures later in the period.
UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Oct 2012 to Sunday 28 Oct 2012:
Indications are that this period of October is likely to see fairly typically autumnal weather across much of the UK. There will be some dry and bright periods, interspersed with showers or longer periods of rain. The most unsettled weather will tend to be in the north and west, with the best of any longer dry and bright periods more likely to be towards the south and east. Winds may also be strong at times, chiefly in the north of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average, or perhaps a little below at first with some chilly nights possible and some wintry showers for upland parts of Scotland at times.
Information via Met Office