Saturday’s UK weather forecast — cold and windy with a yellow weather warning for Scotland and Northern Ireland

SATURDAY 27 October will be cold and windy across the UK as areas exposed to the northerly wind will see frequent heavy showers. Showers to be wintry over northern hills, while hail and thunder in other parts. Forecast is sunny for some inland spots.

The showers will remain in eastern coasts through Sunday and Monday. Frosty mornings elsewhere will give way to crisp sunshine. The weather will turn unsettled on Tuesday as heavy rain is expected in the south and east.

UK weather forecast for 7am on Saturday 27 October

UK weather forecast for 4pm on Saturday 27  October

UK outlook for Wednesday 31 Oct 2018 to Friday 9 Nov 2018

PATCHY rain in the south should gradually clear on Wednesday 31 October, then most UK areas will stay dry with bright or sunny spells. The west will see scattered blustery showers.

Strong winds and local gales are likely in the north by Thursday, with some heavy rain at times, however further south the forecast looks more settled. Changeable weather is most likely to prevail from then on with further spells of rain likely in the north, with the possibility of spreading southeast at times. Some drier and brighter periods, initially in the south, will spread to the northwest, while the risk of strong winds to remain almost anywhere.

Temperatures will start cold or rather cold, but recover to normal and locally mild at times. Frost is possible in any clearer interludes.

Yellow weather warning: Snow and ice

Between 20:00 Fri 26 and 11:00 Sat 27

Regions affected: Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian Highlands, Eilean Siar
A MIX of rain, hail, sleet and upland snow showers, some heavy, will leave many roads wet into Saturday morning where patchy ice will form.

Some slushy snow deposits are possible over upland routes above around 200-300 metres, in particular on hill routes above 400 metres.

There is a risk travel conditions will become difficult and hazardous, especially on untreated surfaces, or where showers wash away grit or salt.

What to expect

Ice is likely on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, with the risk of accidents and injuries increasing.

Some roads and railways are likely to be hit with longer journey times.

For advice on what to do visit the Met Office website.

Yellow weather warning: Ice

Between Sat 01:00 and Sat 10:00

Regions affected: County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone

A COLD northerly wind will bring a mix of clear spells and showers through Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will fall overnight making icy patches possible, most notably over higher ground and towards southern counties. Ice is more likely where showers wash off grit or salt.

Hail and sleet could also fall in some of the showers, while a few hills may see a slight cover of snow.

UK surface pressure forecast for 1pm Tuesday

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