Met Office forecasts high temperatures set to hit UK ahead of Halloween weekend

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    Halloween could see the UK treated to some "quite high temperatures" according to the Met Office.

    But the weather could also turn a little ghoulish with a low-pressure dominated forecast for the build-up to October 31 likely to herald gusty winds, heavy rain and hot days all at the same time, reports The Express.

    Explaining the mixed outlook, presenter and meteorologist Alex Deakin said: "Low pressure is going to dominate things for the next 10 days, bringing spells of wet and windy weather and also some quite high temperatures.

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    "We’ve got this large area of low pressure. It’s been around for a while.

    "The reason it’s not shifting is because of the position of the jet stream, which is driving south through the Atlantic and creating a trough, allowing this low to mill around and drive up other weather fronts."

    He added: "Fast forward to Monday and the pressure hasn’t really changed very much. The low has shifted a little bit further north.

    "There’s another one spawning out in the Atlantic and the jet stream hasn’t really shifted either. So that means bands of showery rain over the next five days, with the isobars often squeezing together, bringing spells of gusty winds."

    During the next few days, Deakin predicts that daytime temperatures are going to be higher than average for the time of year and it will also be warmer than is the norm at night in southern regions.

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    Top temperatures will peak in the southeast at 18C inland on Wednesday and Thursday next week, with the Midlands and the north experiencing highs of 15C during the settled parts of those days.

    While certainty over weather forecasts drops off over longer ranges, the Met Office's predictions for Halloween and into the start of November indicate this pattern may continue.

    It says: "To begin the period, unsettled conditions are expected with rain or showers for many. The northeast is likely to experience the most persistent rain on Monday, with heavy, occasionally thundery showers, interspersed with drier, sunny spells elsewhere.

    "Further wet weather is likely to move in from the southwest on Tuesday. Generally windy for most, with a risk of coastal gales in the southwest at times.

    "Unsettled conditions are expected to continue dominating through the remainder of this period, with further showers and longer spells of rain for many. A risk of stronger winds or gales at times, particularly in the north and west.

    "Temperatures will most likely be above normal for much of the UK."


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