Did you enjoy the early cold blast? Want another one?
I cannot say I did as I am still working out how long these stupid storage heaters in my flat have to be on for, I was pretty damn cold the other night. Now I reckon I will need to open the windows tomorrow!
We are going to get a more westerly flow over the next couple of days, so less settled but less cold.
Another chilly night tonight but we should escape a frost (it was -1.4’c last night!).
Friday should be dry, quite windy perhaps with rain overnight, 12’C during the day and not cold overnight.
Saturday the low pressure will still be nearby (there is a big blocking high pressure to our east so not so easy for weather systems to cross us), so expect some showery rain at times, and a cooler feel as the wind swings to the north again, 11’C – a chilly night.
Sunday will eventually see the low pressure move away but drag down more Arctic air so expect a cold day, 8’C or so which will feel unpleasant in the wind. There might be a shower or two. The wind will die down overnight leading to a frost, maybe below zero again.
Monday sees high pressure building from the north-west, so it should be sunny but still pretty cold, 8’C, chilly overnight but probably not a frost as the breeze will pick up.
Tuesday should be dry but with rain in the evening/overnight, 12’C during the day so feeling better.
From then on, I see a pattern of an unsettled but mild day or so followed by a settled but cooler day or so, taking us into the first part of November. Wind and rain, then sun and frost.
No sign of the late October storm I was expecting in my long-range forecast. But I don’t rule it out yet.
I think from the early to mid part of November onwards it will be dry and cold with high pressure establishing itself over us.
Winter I am thinking either colder or snowier than last year. I am preferring the colder but dry outcome at the moment.
Spring I am thinking dry too. Next summer average temperatures at best.
Not sure about 2012 yet.