Re­mem­ber, re­mem­ber … to bring your brolly

The Sunday Telegraph - - Weather - By Peter Stan­ford

ON BON­FIRE Night, what you re­ally want is a clear sky so you can see your fire­works fizzing, and a bit of a nip in the air so the flames can warm you up as watch the guy burn­ing.

On that ba­sis, 2018’s Nov 5 is not go­ing to be a vin­tage year for many of us. To­mor­row may be mild, but there is go­ing to be cloud and patchy rain in many parts.

Cagoules rather than parkas will be the or­der of the day as you spin your sparklers, as they will be in much of south-west Eng­land, Wales and the Mid­lands to­day, where a weather front is sit­ting over the UK and bring­ing of­ten heavy rain.

It will be drier the fur­ther east and north you go, but none of us will be cold – a pleas­ant 55F (13C) in Lon­don, Cardiff and Ply­mouth, and 54F (12C) mostly ev­ery­where else, ex­cept the far north of Scot­land.

The chilly con­di­tions of last week are giv­ing way to mild tem­per­a­tures, which look set to stay for a good few days, thanks to the rem­nants of Hur­ri­cane Os­car.

It got close to both­er­ing Ber­muda, off the eastern se­aboard of the United States, be­fore head­ing our way across the At­lantic. To­day, it will be sit­ting a long way out to the north-west, but be­cause the winds around any deep area of low pres­sure like ex-Hur­ri­cane Os­car blow in an anti-clock­wise di­rec­tion, it means that they are dip­ping down south to scoop up warm con­ti­nen­tal air and then drag­ging it up over the UK.

And that pat­tern looks set to carry on for much of the work­ing week as, once Os­car has taken a bow and dis­ap­peared, there are other deep At­lantic lows that will linger in much the same area out be­yond Ire­land.

Red skies over Ely Cathe­dral in the Cam­bridgeshire Fens yes­ter­day morn­ing

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