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Big drop in temperature this week in the Midlands!

Arley Arboretum. Photo: Paul Wilde

The newspapers may be going for a 'red hot October' and there may be some warm weather in the longer range forecast - but not in the immediate future!

There is the scope for some sun for most of us over the next couple of weeks, but on the whole the weather will be rather changeable. More unsettled further N and W.

We have been spoilt by above average temperatures so far this month, but by Thursday they'll be a few degrees below average, that's a drop of 6-7 degrees from Monday. It will feel significantly colder.

Low to the NW, high pressure to the south at the start of the new week. Credit: Met Office

High pressure to the south swaps places with low pressure to the NW and changes the wind direction from a mild, moist SW'erly to a bitterly cold northerly. The high to the south slips up the western side of the UK over the next few days, and the low sinks into the North Sea.

High pressure in the NW on Thursday brings about a change in wind direction. Credit: Met Office

After a bright and fairly warm Monday, Monday night should be mostly dry with low cloud and mist and fog forming in places.

MONDAY NIGHT. Credit: ITV News Central

This mist won't be as extensive as last night, and it will be more like low cloud forming rather than anything else. More of a breeze blowing by morning, with a spot of rain reaching the Peak District for Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY MORNING. Credit: ITV News Central

There may be a little mist and fog around on Tuesday morning, but it won't be as extensive as last night. A band of rain and drizzle pushes SE'wards during the day.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV News Central

As it sinks, it weakens, so mainly cloudy on Tuesday afternoon with just an odd spit in the air. Skies brighten from the NW as the band of patchy light rain pulls away SE'wards. Still feeling fairly warm at this stage in any sunny spells, gentle breezes. Westerly breeze instead of SW'erly, but still warm air wafting in.

OUTLOOK FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS. Credit: ITV News Central
OUTLOOK FOR THE WEST MIDLANDS. Credit: ITV News Central

On Wednesday, a second cold front pulls in with more light, patchy rain on it. It will also introduce much colder air and a fair amount of cloud, but yet again, the rain on it lessening as it continues it's journey.

Thursday, a few showers around. Fresh to locally strong wind, feeling cold, the wind chill making 12-14c feel like 8-9c.

On Friday, we have more of a NE'erly feed and this pushes any showers further inland on the keen winds. A chilly few days with most showers reserved for coastal areas.

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