Issued: 0915 Wednesday 4 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Severe Gales Thursday
A deep low pressure area runs east into Scandinavia with a brief but cold plunge of air late on Thursday and into Friday with severe gales to affect the country. Gusts of 80 mph to affect Scotland with 70 mph northern England on Thursday as cold air spills south. High pressure builds in next week as temperatures rise to above normal.
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Saturday looks cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle across northern England and Scotland and some snow over the Highlands for a time. Fair and dry in the south. Not as cold overall. Maximum temperatures of 4 to 7C.
Milder and windy for Sunday with rain and drizzle across the northern half of Britain, cloudy and mainly dry in the south. Generally cloudy for most areas overnight with patchy, drizzly rain. Maximum temperatures of 6 to 9C.
Much milder on Monday with patchy rain across western areas, dry in the east with the best of any brightness. Expect a good deal of low cloud and mist around western coasts. Highs of 10 to 12C.
Tuesday continues mild and we keep lots of cloud. Mostly dry with a few spots of rain perhaps in the south and west. Little change into the evening and night. Maximum temperatures of 9 to 12C.
Wednesday sees little change with the country generally cloud and mild, the cloud may be thick enough for some patchy drizzle at times. Expect high temperatures of 8 to 10C.
Somewhat cooler across the country today. Fair and largely dry but some light rain and drizzle may persist around western coasts and across Scotland. Expect highs of 8 to 10C.