10.30PM UK weather forecast – Chilly but bright start to Saturday in south while north and west hit with showers – LIVE

The Met Office has released its forecast for Saturday (5 September, 2020) morning, saying it will be “dry” and sunny in the south.

Showers will hit the north and west and will gradually make their way to the south of the country throughout the morning.

Meanwhile, the weekend will be followed by warm weather next week with highs of mid-20s in parts of the country.

Warm Atlantic air is set to move in from the west, bringing with it temperatures into the mid 20Cs as we move into Autumn.

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  • BBC WEATHER SAYS EXTREME HEAT TO DESCEND ON CONTINENT THIS WEEKEND

    BBC Weather has forecast “extreme heat” across the southeast of Europe and the Mediterranean this weekend.

    Meteorologist Louise Lear stated there will temperatures as high 40C in Cyprus and mainland Greece.

    She said: “There is still a good deal of dry weather to be found in Europe at the moment.

    “There is some extreme heat across the south east and Mediterranean.

    “That said we have got weather fronts bringing strong winds and showery outbreaks out of Germany and into Poland as well as Scandinavia.

    “The Mediterranean itself is settled and sunny, with extreme heat in the south east.”

  • INDIAN SUMMER ON CARDS WITH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPS LATER THIS MONTH

    An Indian Summer is still on the cards for Britain with “above average” temperatures expected later this month.

    The balmy weather will follow highs of 22C sunshine this week, with another warm and dry weekend ahead.

    According to forecasters, the south will see the best of the heat later this month with the Met Office declaring “above average” temperatures from September 15.

    Brian Gaze, director and forecaster for The Weather Outlook, told the Sun Online: “The rest of this week is looking mixed with the driest weather in the south.

    “By Sunday it should be warming up in southern counties and that trend continues next week.

    “Temperatures during the first half of next week could reach the mid 20Cs and even in the northern half of the UK it may be pleasantly warm for a time. Indian summer like weather!”

  • MET OFFICE WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY MORNING

    The Met Office has released its forecast for Saturday (5 September, 2020) morning, saying it will be “dry” and sunny in the south.

    Showers will hit the north and west and will gradually make their way to the south of the country throughout the morning.

    The tweet from the official Met Office account read: “It will be a mainly dry but chilly start to Saturday in the south with plenty of sunshine first thing.

    “Showers in the north and west will spread southeast during the morning.

    “Here is your saturday morning weather forecast.”

  • WHEN DOES AUTUMN OFFICIALLY START?

    Colder weather has heralded the end of summer and the start of a new season. But when exactly is autumn?

    Autumn begins this year on September 22, according to the Met Office, but there are varying definitions of when it officially begins.

    Fall – as Americans call it – will run until just before Christmas on December 21, when it will become winter.

    Read our explainer here.

  • MET OFFICE RELEASES FULL LIST OF 2020 STORM NAMES

    Storm Aiden will be the first cyclone to batter the UK this winter as the Met Office releases its full list of storm names for the coming year. 

    Bella, Darcy, Gavin, Saidhbhin and Wilson are just some of the other storm names picked by the Met Office for next year's dangerous weather. 

    For five years, the most serious storms have been named to help keep Brits safe and raise awareness of severe weather before it hits. 

    Storms are given names when they are likely to trigger amber or red weather warning and cause devastation across the country. 

    Read more on the story here.

  • HOTTING UP

    The UK is set to warm up after a drizzly few days.

    Warm Atlantic air is set to move in from the west, bringing with it temperatures into the mid 20Cs as we move into Autumn.

    With warmer Atlantic air being pushed in from the west, England and Wales will see temperatures as high as 24C next week.

    The Met Office said: “However, this warm weather will be associated with cloud and rain for some of us, as the jet stream remains over the UK.”

  • RNLI LIFEBOATS JOIN FORCES FOR EPIC RESCUE FROM 'ROUGH' SEA CONDITIONS

    RNLI Lifeboats from Montrose, Aberdeen and Peterhead joined forces in a marathon 18-hour rescue mission off the north east coast of Scotland overnight Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September 2020.

    The alarm was raised at 2pm on Wednesday afternoon when a 110-year old classic iron-built sailing barge contacted the UK Coastguard requesting assistance at a position some 60 miles east north east of Montrose.

    The Shannon-class lifeboat ‘Ian Grant Smith’ launched from Montrose lifeboat station by 2.30pm and made her way to the scene – hampered by Force 7 south easterly winds and a building swell.

    By the time she arrived, the sea state was described as ‘rough’.

    A line was put aboard the sailing vessel around 5.30pm and a slow tow commenced toward Aberdeen – a destination chosen as the nearest refuge downwind of the casualty’s location.

  • WET WEATHER EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND

    A band of rain is sweeping across much of the UK today as the forecast is not set to improve for the rest of the week.

    Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond told The Sun Online the weather for the next few days will be a “mixed bag” and quite “changeable” with a “mixture of showers and sunny spells”.

    She said: “Today will be cloudier with some drizzle in the central and southern parts of the UK.

    “It will be breezy in northern areas. This evening showers will continue across the far North.

    “There is risk of thunder in the northern parts of the UK.”

  • TEMPERATURES TO REACH 24C NEXT WEEK

    Temperatures are set to warm up next week as mercury reaches up to 24C next week.

    Warm Atlantic air is set to move in from the west, bringing with it temperatures into the mid 20Cs as we move into Autumn.

    On Friday, there will be a “mixed bag” of weather across the UK, which will lead into the weekend.

    Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond told The Sun Online: “In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northerner England there will be a mix of bright spells and heavy showers.

    “There is risk of some thunder across the northern areas. 

    “Temperatures will be slightly below normal at 15C to 19C – with the warmer temperatures further South.”

  • FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

    A largely dry evening, with patchy cloud but some late spells of sunshine possible in the south.

    Overnight a band of cloud will develop across northern areas, and spread into the Midlands later, bringing risk of showery rain or drizzle.

    Elsewhere it will remain dry, and feel cool with clear spells.

  • ENDLESS SUMMER

    An Indian Summer is still on the cards for Britain with “above average” temperatures expected later this month.

    The balmy weather will follow highs of 22C sunshine this week, with another warm and dry weekend ahead.

    According to forecasters, the south will see the best of the heat later this month with the Met Office declaring “above average” temperatures from September 15.

    More on the story here.

  • SEPTEMBER SHOWERS

    Rain will continue for the rest of the evening across many northern areas with some sunny and clear spells in between.

    Further south winds are easing slowly in most places but temperatures stay cool.

    Patchy rain is forecast in the east.

  • PICTURED

    Kite surfing in East Lothian

  • GUST SPEEDS IN THE NORTH

    A windy afternoon is forecast for northern parts of the UK.

    Winds are expected range from 30 to 40mph with gales on coasts and hills in the far north of Scotland.

    Below are some of the recent gust speeds taken by the Met Office:

  • PICTURED

    People pass Clare College as they punt along the River Cam in Cambridge.

  • CIRRUSLY?

    Clouds will take over most of the skyline this weekend as heavy downpours are forecast for most of the UK.

    But what are the different types of clouds?

    The Met Office offers a guide all those visible wonders.

    To learn more, click here.

  • BROLLIES AND SUNGLASSES

    If you’re wondering whether to take an umbrella with you this afternoon, the Met Office confirms it’s a wise idea!

    The agency tweeted: “Well it's a mixture of sunshine and showers across northern areas of the UK, with a few heavy downpours in places.

    “It's a mostly dry story further south but a few light showers are likely, mainly in the southwest.”

  • DOG'S LIFE

    A photographer in Norfolk has snapped this great pic of Cookie the cockapoo enjoying some sunshine today.

    The boisterous dog was seen running along the sand dunes at Heacham on the coast.

  • BRITAIN INVADED BY MILLIONS OF GERMAN 'DIVEBOMBER' WASPS

    Britain is under attack from millions of wasps, including German “divebombers” but people were warned today not to torch their nests with flamethrowers.

    The warning came after a man was left badly stung and in agony when he tried to destroy a nest in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on Tuesday evening.

    Andrew Dellbridge, of Norfolk-based ACE Pest Control, who has almost 30 years of experience in the industry, said he has noticed the nests growing.

  • TEMPERATURE MAP FOR THIS AFTERNOON

  • PICTURED – FULL MOON OVER GLASTONBURY LAST NIGHT

  • WARMER DAYS AHEAD

    While heatwaves are now a thing of the past, September is still expected to bring some warmer temperatures.

    A Met Office spokesperson said: “It is likely to turn warm in the south-east of England where temperatures will rise into the low 20Cs, perhaps mid-20Cs in one or two spots.

    “At present, this is not expected to fit the criteria for a heatwave, however, as this requires temperatures of 27C or higher in the south-east for at least three consecutive days.”

  • THIS WEEKEND

    Temperatures this weekend are forecast to be stable with a highs of 19C in London from today until Sunday.

    Northern parts of the UK will be a lot more chill as temperatures dip to a high of 14C on Sunday in Edinburgh.

    Brits in the south and east will enjoy a dry Saturday.

  • TAKE THE FALL

    Colder weather has heralded the end of summer and the start of a new season. But when exactly is autumn?

    Autumn begins this year on September 22, according to the Met Office, but there are varying definitions of when it officially begins.

    Fall – as Americans call it – will run until just before Christmas on December 21, when it will become winter.

    The interpretation that autumn begins on September 22 is the astronomical date.

    This can change every year, with autumn beginning a day later on September 23 in 2019.

    This can all be rather strange to people who follow the more traditional meteorological calendar, which sees all four seasons (winter, spring, summer and autumn) divided equally into three consecutive months.

    In this reading, autumn always begins on September 1 and always ends on November 30.

    More on the story here.

  • WARM ATLANTIC AIR ARRIVES NEXT WEEK

    Looking into next week, things will be warming up again for Brits.

    With warmer Atlantic air being pushed in from the west, England and Wales will see temperatures as high as 24C next week.

    The Met Office said: “However, this warm weather will be associated with cloud and rain for some of us, as the jet stream remains over the UK.”

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