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Mixed weather as Autumn equinox grows near

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After a beautiful weekend of weather for many parts of the UK, low pressure is now firmly in control - promising a real mix over the next few days thanks to a series of rain bearing frontal systems. This autumnal week appropriate of course given than the Autumn Equinox falls on Wednesday.

An Atlantic front has swept rain in from the west today and it's taking time to clear away - so a wet end to Monday afternoon and evening for many eastern areas. Following in behind, a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some of which could be heavy and thundery.

Another feature moving in across Wales and the West Country keeps blustery showers going overnight - watch out for some gusty winds, heavy bursts of rain and maybe some hail mixed in there too - these conditions sliding across to south east England in time for Tuesday morning rush hour. Heavy rain too potentially for Scotland and north eastern England for much of the day tomorrow. The best conditions reserved for northwestern areas where there should be plenty of brightness and remaining largely dry.

A ridge of high pressure builds briefly for the middle of the week giving a fine day for many, before more frontal systems sweep in from the northwest throughout the day, reaching the southeast overnight.

Unsettled again for many on Thursday before pressure once again builds throughout Friday and should set us up for another fine weekend.

So all in all, both sunshine and rain on the cards for everyone over the coming few days with strong indications of high pressure again taking control for the end of the week.