While clouds and occasional showers will be the rule across the United Kingdom and Ireland through the rest of the week, residents can look forward to a more pleasant weekend with some sunshine and temperatures that will be near or just above seasonal averages for this time of the year.
Once the disturbance responsible for the unsettled weather moves away from the U.K. on Friday night, a ridge of high pressure will build into Ireland and most of the U.K. beginning on Saturday and continuing through Sunday.
With some sunshine expected, temperatures throughout the region will rise into middle teens to near 20 degrees C (59-68 degrees F) during the day across Ireland, Wales and England, making the weather favorable for leaf peepers and most any other outdoor activities.
The average high for early October in London is approximately 15-16 degrees C (60 degrees F) while Dublin's average high is typically around 15 degrees C (59 degrees F).
Even parts of Scotland are expected to see some breaks of sunshine this weekend, though low clouds are likely to remain most stubborn across the western and northern coasts.
High pressure should remain across England, Wales and most of Ireland into the first part of the next week, while Scotland will see some breaks of sunshine along with an isolated shower chance.