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UK Forecast - December 19, 2012
Very wet, flooding
More rain to come

Heavy rain for much of England, Wales and eastern Enfgland today, with snow affecting southern Scotland. A strong southeast wind over Scotland making it feel very cold here, that snow falling on the hills making for blizzards in the south. The rain to the south should fade from the southwest in the afternoon, probably turning more showery. Localised flooding is likely across much of England and Wales, especially central and southern areas. Highs at 5 at 11C

Thursday Night
Becoming drier over the southern half of England and Wales with clouds tending to break and clear skies developing. Staying cloudy and wet through northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotlandm, although becoming drier over northern England and Northern Ireland after midnight. Windy through Scotland. Lows of 3 to 6C.

A small area of low pressure is over northern England on Thursday. An occluded front extends through Scotland bringing cloud and some outbreaks of rain here, this wintry on the hills. For much of Emngland and Wales the day is a drier one with broken cloud and sunny spells; similar conditions over Ireland. Cloud will increase over southern Ireland and soutwest England again later, bringing rain here by evening as a warm front approaches. Highs at 5 to 11C.

Low pressure is to the west of Ireland on Saturday. Fronts will be pushing northeast through the UK and Ireland taking heavy periods of rain with them into Ireland, Wales and much of southern and central England. This then edges north through the day, reaching Scotland by evening. A raw southeast wind across Scotland, together with a further occluded front here, will bring rain but also snow over the hills. A cold day for most at 4 to 6C, but 12C in the far southwest.

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