UK weather forecast: Halloween weekend washout could dampen festivities in London

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People walk in the rain in Westminster in London (PA Wire)
People walk in the rain in Westminster in London (PA Wire)

Halloween could be ruined by a weekend washout in London.

It is bad news for trick or treaters after last year many people were unable to carry out the festivities under the strict coronavirus guidelines.

Heavy rain could soak Londoners from around midday on Halloween on Sunday and there is a chance of downpours all weekend, according to The Met Office.

Atlantic systems will sweep in from the west bringing the unsettled and windy conditions, the forecasters said.

The Met Office said in their report: “On Friday, although the north and far southeast may see some dry spells, the weather will be unsettled for the rest of the UK, especially in central and western areas, where spells of prolonged heavy rain may develop.

“The weather will remain unsettled across the UK for the rest of October, with heavy rainfall likely to continue in the west. In the second half of the period, it will be wettest in the west and northwest, but still with some drier interludes.

“Driest conditions are likely across southern and southeastern areas, with lighter winds and a risk of overnight fog. Temperatures are expected to be generally around or slightly above average.”

Gloomy weather has been forecast for the whole of this week.

The Met Office has forecast a “prolonged, occasionally heavy rain across the west and northwest” from Wednesday through to Friday this week ahead of the celebrations at the weekend.

Initially weather forecasters had predicted a white Halloween could be on the cards.

Met Office senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Sun Online: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November.

“Likely areas to be affected are the Scottish mountains as well as higher ground in northern England and northern Wales.

“Low areas are unlikely to see any. It’s quite normal for this time of year.”

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