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Reigate will see a wet, miserable start to the week, albeit a warmer day than the cool weekend due to the warm sector bringing in tropical air.  Rain is due to arrive for Monday morning journey to work and thereafter remain pretty drizzly and on and off all day with some heavier showers poss around midday and pm, including rain clearing on Tuesday morning.  The rest of the week looks drier and, whilst not bone dry, a high pressure edging into the SW from the Atlantic will inhibit the sort of rain and storms we have seen recently and push them way up north to Iceland.  

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For us it will be much calmer and drier with Tmax around 9c and cool nights down to 3 or 4c air temp, staying mostly frost-free unless cloud cover clears overnight. Further ahead models want to push down November temps from mid November onward, including a precursor of something briefly colder towards the end of the week as the HIGH shifts west and north of the UK and a LOW slips south down the North Sea: this could drag in some chilly winds.

The weather during half term looks drier and more settled for Reigate but temperatures could still bite back with COLD returning from mid-week onwards.  A HIGH pressure ridge is forecast to build near to the south of the country this weekend and then develop over Europe to the east where it should more or less block Atlantic westerlies which bring our usual wet weather.  The air flow over Reigate will be more from the south early in the week and then swing south easterly and even easterly from mid-week.  Milder temperatures are due to arrive in the coming days and reach 8 or 9ºC during the day, which might even feel spring-like early next week!  Temperatures will drop quite sharply at night and low enough for frost on any clear nights.  However, the position of the HIGH becomes important from mid-week onwards and here the models vary a lot: one model moves it north, with a LOW forming over Europe; if this happens then be prepared for much colder weather later in the week, possibly even snow showers for the east coast (see post below and map ECMWF) as cold easterlies make a return.

“…All that snow had to go… ” (Dr Suess) … but not until Saturday!

This time next week it could be 12°C with heavy rain! The icy HIGH pressure block controlling our weather is about to be broken down by a deep depression due to hit sometime this weekend. This might yet turn out to be a brief warm interlude and a return to cool conditions is certainly possible before the winter is out… it all depends on the weather over Canada and Greenland and air pressure 15km above the North Pole.

Back to this week: staying cold and mostly snow-free for Reigate (falling from the the air that is; snow underfoot will stay put ;-))
A close shave Tuesday for Reigate: Snow, with sleet behind, pushing in on a warm front edging across the Channel from NW France is not due to reach us in any quantity, and probably not at all (it is due to hit the South West and Wales significantly).
There could be some light snow Tuesday evening and overnight to Wednesday morning but dying out quickly.

The rest of the week looks cold and frosty with light snow flurries possible, but nothing amounting to much. There is snow around but nothing like we have had and little of any significance coming Reigate way.  It will stay chilly with an easterly wind with very cold nights until…
Friday evening and the weekend is when the exciting change to milder conditions is due to start. It won’t be a quick change and may involve a lot of snow preceding rainfall…but, by this time next week this scene of Reigate Hill in the snow might be a distant happy memory!