Friday’s weather blog

We had a quite an active weather day across the UK yesterday (Thursday), with two merging systems tracking up from NW France.

Heavy rain moved up into SW England and then extended north and east across the rest of the country, resulting in some pretty impressive rainfall totals in a relatively short period of time.

Several places saw 40+ mm during yesterday and last night, 42mm in North Wales and at Tyndrum in W Scotland. 

Manston in Kent got 23mm in one hour last night between 10 and 11pm with some thunderstorms. That’s around a third of their October rainfall in one hour! 

Heavy and thundery downpours led to localised flooding and some pretty nasty conditions on the roads.

Today seems to be the transition day (showers clearing and winds easing) into a more settled and quieter spell of weather just in time for the weekend.

And Richmond should be fine and dry. Cloud breaks will give us some bright or sunny spells after overnight mist or fog patches clear in the morning. 

After some chilly starts, temperatures will rise and will still be above average for the time of year.

Typically the temperature for early October in Richmond is usually around 17 Celsius, but by contrast this weekend we are expecting to see temperatures in the sunshine climb to 20 Celsius.