5th to 11th October
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The Week Ahead…

Good afternoon everyone.

This forthcoming week isn’t looking too great unfortunately as we keep the rain or showery conditions going and often windy! As we move into the weekend and based on current data models, we might just see that big yellow thing called the sun and winds should ease down. We just need to get through what looks to be an unsettled week before that.

Monday,19th October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 15°
  • 12 to 17 mph
  • SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 15°
  • 11 to 18 mph
  • S-SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 16°
  • 6 to 12 mph
  • SW
  • Remaining dry throughout the day with good sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud from time to time.

Monday will remain dry during daylight hours for all areas but the cloud will build in from the West as the day progresses. This is ahead of an Atlantic system that will introduce more unsettled conditions in the form of outbreaks of showery rain.

Any rain or showers are expected to arrive from the west as we move through late evening into the early hours of Tuesday for Cornwall and Devon. Eastern parts, say Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire not seeing any showers or rain until Tuesday morning onwards

Winds will pick up along the South coast throughout the day.

Tuesday 20th October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 15°
  • 12 to 40 mph
  • S-SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 14°
  • 11 to 38 mph
  • S-SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 14°
  • 7 to 22 mph
  • SW
  • Good sunny spells and scattered heavy showers, risk of thunderstorms.

It’s going to be a day of showers, sunny spells and gusty winds on exposed coastal areas

Some of the showers, especially as we move into the afternoon could become heavy, even thundery with Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset potentially seeing the heaviest of these showers. Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire seeing isolated showers come the afternoon.

We could see the winds really pick up for a short period of time, along southern coastal areas during the early hours of Tuesday morning, easing down as the day progresses.

Wednesday, 21st October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 14°
  • 11 to 19 mph
  • SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 14°
  • 10 to 19 mph
  • S-SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 15°
  • 7 to 13 mph
  • SW
  • Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, potentially thundery. Strong winds reaching gale force at times, especially in the heaviest of showers.

A day of sunny spells and showers. Again anyone could catch a heavy downpour or isolated thunderstorm during the day.

With the nature of all showers, some could remain dry where others get hit back to back and could see localised flooding issues in the heaviest.

Winds remaining gusty in exposed areas

Thursday, 22nd October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 13°
  • 5 to 12 mph
  • SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 13°
  • 6 to 13 mph
  • SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 14°
  • 4 to 9 mph
  • SW
  • Remaining dry throughout the day with good sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud from time to time.

Any showery rain will clear Wiltshire and north Somerset by early morning allowing all of the Southwest to enjoy a more settled day with good sunny spells and lighter winds.

There is a risk of showers or a more organised band of rain to push in from the west late evening to affect western parts of Cornwall.

Friday, 23rd October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 12°
  • 12 to 20 mph
  • SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 13°
  • 10 to 18 mph
  • SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 14°
  • 6 to 13 mph
  • SW
  • Cloudy with outbreaks of rain throughout the day.

Starting off dry first thing for north-eastern parts of Somerset and Wiltshire but quickly rain will spread to all areas by mid morning. Some heavier bursts possible over high ground.

We will also see low cloud, mist, and murky conditions for higher routes during the day which could be low enough to make driving a little tricky. Breezy around the coasts exposed to the southwesterly winds.

Saturday, 23rd October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 13°
  • 11 to 25 mph
  • SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 13°
  • 11 to 25 mph
  • SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 14°
  • 9 to 18 mph
  • W-SW
  • Generally overcast with limited sunshine.

For much of Saturday at present looks set to be dry yet overcast.

There is a little uncertainty in developments at this time so the weekend forecast in general might change but for now, it is looking likely to remain dry during the day with outbreaks of showery rain arriving after dark into western areas.

This rain will spread to all areas before midnight steadily pushing northeast. Winds will also be a feature once again, with gusty conditions on exposed coasts and hills.

Sunday, 25th October
Cornwall & Devon
  • 14°
  • 12 to 30 mph
  • S-SW
Dorset & Hampshire
  • 13°
  • 10 to 25 mph
  • S-SW
Somerset & Wiltshire
  • 14°
  • 9 to 16 mph
  • SW
  • Showers with sunny spells in between. Remaining windy throughout the day, especially on exposed coasts and hills.

A breezy showery day is in store for all areas once any overnight rain clears from eastern parts. Some of the showers could turn out to be heavy but the risk of Thunder is low.

Winds will be strongest on exposed coasts and hills but move further inline and dodging the showers, it won’t be a bad sort of day.

Dean Lanick

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53 Responses

  1. Thanks Dean. I am getting webbed feet and starting to quack. When will it stop. I will keep building the Ark just in case. Stay safe x

    1. Afternoon Bridget, Think its time I bought some wellies 👍 hope you stay dry and have a good week 😊

    1. Afternoon Anne, definitely wellies and umbrella weather! Hope you manage to stay dry and have a good week😊

  2. Oh dear, not a good week for anything then Dean, thankyou for the forecast anyway, stay safe everyone and drive carefully x

  3. Thank you Dean. Looks like another wet week. What a shame. Looks like I’ll be running out of towels if this keeps going for Elsa ☔️🐾🐶x

  4. Thanks Dean, sounds lovely, not 😂, think I need two sets of wet gear for walking the dog now. Still it could be worse, couldn’t it? Have a good week to you and the team, keep smiling ♥️🐾

  5. Thanks Kind Dean 👍😊😁 i shall struggle through the week and look forward to the tropical 😉 Saturday, don’t think I’ll get the bikini out tho, give Nora a big hug for me XXX

    1. You’re welcome Pauline 😊

      Probably best to leave the bikini tucked away with the flip flops 😂

      Have a good week!

  6. I’m so fed up with the rain, my dogs are even more perturbed by it. Every walk followed by a leg wash off for them. Is there anywhere that isn’t a mud bath?
    But at least the housework is getting done. (That’s a good thing, right)😕

  7. Thank you Dean. It’s filling up the well and the water barrels, so no complaints. Have a good week and stay safe all 👏🏼🕊

  8. Well not a lot to write home this week, but never mind, things can only get better as the song says, so let’s carry on as normal ,and wait for the silver lining X 🙃🤘✌️👌👏🐇🕊️🙏😘💙🌈

  9. Enjoying this new format. I would post a picture but not very ipad knowledgable.l need to get my Dahlia out of the pots to plant my wallflowers but they are still in flower.Looks like the weekend could be a garden weekend for me and dog walking too.

    1. We’re so glad you like it Jantrin 😊

      To post a photo – when you are writing a comment, just tap the little paper clip symbol in the bottom right hand corner and you can attach a photo there. Hope this helps!

  10. Thankyou Nay, it dry, cold, and sunny here in Honiton at the moment, Autumn has definitely arrived can’t wait to see the different colours on the trees, have a good weekend Nay,by the lovely photo x

  11. Sorry Dean,I called you Nay,I was supposed to comment on Nay forecast instead of yours lol, but thankyou Dean for the weekly forecast too, keep up the good work team x

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