Issued: 0630 Christmas Day 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Gales at Times With Heavy Rain
Overall low pressure will remain in charge of the weather pattern across much of the United Kingdom is active weather fronts, spread outbreaks of heavy rain to all parts of the country. Expect winds to gale force at times in there is a risk of local flooding. Temperatures will generally be near or above normal for most of the week but perhaps a cold day on Sunday.
For the weather for the next few days click here
Friday looks to be a wet and windy day, but mild with outbreaks of rain for most places. It will be heavy leading to the risk of local flooding. Strong gales are expected with gusts to 60 mph by evening. Expect top temperatures today of 9 to 12C.
Wet and windy with rain clearing England this morning then cooler with a risk of wintry showers over the night ground of Wales, northern England and Scotland. Expect maximum temperatures of 6 to 9C.
Mainly dry across much of the country for much of Sunday with sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain sweep in across all parts through the evening and night as it becomes windy. Expect high temperatures of 4 to 8C.
New Year's Eve 31/12/12
New Year's Eve is looking to be a mild, windy and wet day with outbreaks of rain. Some of the rain will be heavy with the potential for some local flooding. Top temperatures of 8 to 10C.
New Year's Day 01/01/12
A bit cooler and windy day to start the new year, but overall it will remain dry with sunny spells with showers in the north and west. Top temperatures of 6 to 9C.
Most parts of the country will have a dry day with good sunny spells before outbreaks of rain sweep in across the country through the course of the evening and night. Expect high temperatures of 5 to 8C.