Whilst it's such a horrible day outside, I thought I would share the weather forecast we have for next week from our colleagues in the Met Office. Try and keep dry!
The first real spell of Autumnal weather has arrived, bringing wet and windy conditions across the north today. The weather over the weekend will bring mixed fortunes with exposed north-western areas left with showery, breezy weather and areas to the east of the Pennines more sheltered and drier.
Friday (Today) Low pressure to the northwest of the UK drives an active front across the north of the country with a spell of wet and windy weather. All areas are likely to see 20-30mm of rain with 50-60mm over higher ground, possibly 70-80mm over the most exposed sites. This may lead to some isolated temporary surface water and river water impacts. Please see the Flood Guidance Statement below.
Strong winds will accompany the rain with gusts of 40-50 mph likely over exposed areas, and broadly windy for everyone as the front passes. Altogether making for a rather unpleasant day but not severe enough to warrant any 'warnings'. Most trees are still in leaf so we may see some isolated impacts such as drain blocking and some felled branches. If you do see any blocked drains do please report them to Allerdale Council.
Behind this band of wind and rain, we will see a noticeable improvement; remaining very breezy with showers feeding from the west through the evening and overnight Cumbrian Fells and Pennine areas will bear the brunt of showers; north-eastern counties more sheltered and drier, although a few sharp showers may make it across the Pennines.
Saturday will remain breezy and showery as the very autumnal westerly flow continues. This will allow for some more rainfall where showers meet exposed western areas, remaining drier in the east with more sunny spells. Whilst rather breezy it will be mild for the time of year.
On Sunday we will see showers begin to fade away as a ridge of high pressure builds across the country. A mixture of cloud and some brighter spells for many, remaining fairly mild with winds easing through the day. Sunday night will turn cooler and more settled which may increase the risk of some mist and fog overnight.
Monday will begin with some residual mist and fog patches, but will be a largely dry and settled day. Cloud will thicken later ahead of another spell of wet and windy weather that may last though the middle of the week. Details of this weather system are uncertain at this point, but some impacts from rain are possible.
It is most likely that similar autumnal conditions with spells of wet and windy weather interspersed with drier or showery interludes will remain through the end of the week as the Atlantic flow remains in place