Issued: 0915 Wednesday 11 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Generally mild and often windy
Initially high pressure over the continent will keep fronts to the north and west. As the jet stream digs further south, fronts will become more active, spreading rain in across all parts of the country. It will be a mild week overall temperatures near to above normal across much of Britain. The winds will be a feature of the weather this week and at this early stage, there is the potential for some damaging gusts across the north on Saturday.
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Saturday is a much windier day with a risk of gale to severe gales. Gusts of 60-70mph may affect Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England during the day perhaps up to 80-90 mph in the evening across Scotland. Expect rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland, mostly cloudy and dry across England and Wales. Confidence is medium on the track of this low at the minute. If it moves further to the north west, the winds may be less. Maximum temperatures of 8 to 10C.
Sunday is looking mild, but cooler across Scotland. Morning gales moderate by afternoon with an area of rain in the north and west becoming light as it moves into the south. Maximum temperatures of 9 to 10C.
Monday remains mild across much of England and Wales, colder for Scotland. Cloudy and windy with rain across the southern half of England and Wales. Dry across northern England with rain clearing from Scotland. Wet across much of the country overnight with rain and some snow possible over the Highlands. Highs of 8 to 10C.
A wet start to Tuesday and some rain may linger in the south for much of the day (low confidence) as it becomes dry and sunnier in the north as it becomes colder. Windy again today. Maximum temperatures of 5 to 10C.
Another very windy day to come on Wednesday with a risk of gales and heavy rain in the west spreading east. Expect high temperatures of 4 to 8C.
A windy day with any rain in the south east clearing leaving sunny spells and a few showers near western coasts. Expect highs of 6 to 10C north to south.