It’s more like an October rather than June day across the UK, drought concerns wash away!

Low pressure is well and truly back. The slow movement of the system is making for a thoroughly miserable Tuesday across much of the UK. Low eastward progression is allowing rain totals to mount up which is causing flooding issues.

Credit: BBC Weather

This follows a day in which the same low dumped 100mm or 4 inches of rain on Snowdonia and it continues to rain there this afternoon.

Met Office

The surface chart shows a shield of precip covering the UK but notice the squeeze in pressure between Cornwall and Humberside, that’s why it’s rather windy!

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Exposed coasts and hills of England and Wales are seeing gusts of 50-60 mph. Turning windier for Scotland as the low edges out into the North Sea.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

It’s feeling distinctly raw under the rain clouds this afternoon, aided by winds blowing from a NNW direction.

Meteoceil

Check out these wind chills. More like October than June.

Meteoceil

The rain shield pulls away slowly tonight and through tomorrow with west being best for drier, brighter weather but the next system arrives from the Ireland as early as Thursday.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Then another system moves in Saturday but looks more fragmented but livens up some into Sunday.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

At this early stage, early next week looks to remain unsettled but high pressure builds and takes charge mid to late next week which may continue through to the following week. More on the longer term in the next few days.

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