Issued: 0800 Wednesday 7th December 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Very mild and mixed, then turning cooler again next week
An unsettled and very mild few days ahead as the southwesterly airflow maintains its grip across the UK and ireland. There will be outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mostly in the west. Hints are that as we head into the early to middle stages of next week higher pressure may start to build back from the east bringing some drier conditions and cooler temperatures too.
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Low pressure remains to the north and high pressure to the south on Saturday. Some wetter weather as rain slips east across much of northern and western England and Wales. Probably drier further east and south, although rain arriving here later. Wet too in western Scotland where showers merge to longer spells of rain. Drier in eastern Scotland. Some drizzle in the west and north of Ireland, although morning rain fades from the east. Mild again at 10 to 14C.
A front eventually clears from southeast England early Sunday taking showery rain with it. Most areas are then likely to become fair with sunny spells. Thicker cloud and rain may affect southwest England and southern Ireland in the afternoon with a risk of some rain here later. Highs at 7 to 10C so feeling cooler for all.
Pressure is expected to be building to the east of the UK on Monday, although weak fronts continue to affect Ireland. These bring cloud and drizzle. Drier to the east under high pressure with broen cloud and some sunny spells. Highs at 7 to 12C.
Indications are that low pressure may settled west of the UK on Tuesday with higher pressure to the east. The southerly flow brings plenty of cloud and some outbreaks of drizzle and rain, most in the west. Tops of 8 to 12C.
High pressure is expected to be staying east of the country o9n Wednesday with lower pressure to the west. Most eastern and southern parts should be dry and a little cooler. Outbreaks of rain may still affect the cloudier west. Highs near 7 to 10C.
The area of high pressure edges closer to the east of the Uk on Thursday. This brings drier and cooler weather with some good spells of sunshine. The risk of cloudier conditions to the west with drizzle on coasts and hills. Highs at 7 to 10C.