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Week ahead - December 10, 2017
A chilly spell
Rain and snow

Issued: 1000hrs Sunday 10th December 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson

Hard frosts toward the weekend

A very cold start to the new week, but a gradual lift in temperatures will take place into midweek, and some rain will spread from the west. However, colder air will quickly return from the north-west. Unsettled during Wednesday and Thursday, with a risk of gales. Snow is possible in the north & west later in the week.

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Wednesday 13/12/17
Fronts spread from the west bringing a spell of rain to most places early in the day. Slightly milder air briefly moves across the country, although cold air returns from the north-west through the day. Heavy showers in the west and north-west will spread increasingly eastwards. Sudden squally winds, hail and isolated thunder for Scotland & N.Ireland. Snow falling to increasingly low levels. Highs 1 to 7C, mildest far south.

Thursday 14/12/17
Detail is uncertain, but a small area of low pressure is expected to pass eastwards, bringing a period of rain to most places, turning to snow on the back edge of this system. Clusters of snow and hail showers will follow from the north-west. Blustery winds, risk gale force for a time. Temperatures 1 to 6C.

Friday 15/12/17
A chilly north or north-westerly pattern. Areas of wintry showers, focused around coasts in the west and north, perhaps also eastern areas. Sunny spells in central and southern regions. Frosty overnight where sheltered. Highs 1 to 5C.


Saturday 16/12/17
Pressure is likely to build from the west. A few scattered snow showers. A good deal of bright sunshine. Widespread hard frost is likely. Highs 0 to 4C.

Sunday 17/12/17
High pressure is expected to be nearby, bringing bright but frosty conditions. Some rain or snow may affect the north-west. Highs 0 to 4C.

Monday 18/12/17
A transition to milder south-westerlies. Frost in the south. Winds freshening in the north, with rain preceded by snow in the north-west. Highs 1 to 6C.

Week Ahead
General Remarks
Mo, 11.12. various clouds, sleet  -  90%
Tu, 12.12. various clouds, light rain  -  80%
We, 13.12. cloudy, sleet  -  70%
Th, 14.12. cloudy, heavy sleet  -  60%
Fr, 15.12. various clouds, light snow  -  60%
Sa, 16.12. various clouds, light snow  -  50%
Su, 17.12. various clouds, light sleet  -  40%
Mo, 18.12. various clouds, light sleet  -  30%
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