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Month ahead - January 31, 2016
Valid from 01/12 to 28/12 2015
Unsettled overall

Issued: Sunday 31st January 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling

Colder mid February otherwise unsettled and breezy

A month dominated by a west to northwesterly airflow. This brings cooler conditions, but also wet weather, especially to the north. Perhaps cooler mid month.

*1/2/16 - 7/2/16*
A mixed week with strong wind. gales at times, especially in the north as low pressures bring rain. The rain turning to sleet and snow on the hills of Scotland and northern England, perhaps to low levels at times too. Varying temperatures throughout the week. Mostly mild further south.

*8/2/16 - 14/2/16*
Staying unsettled but with the risk of some colder weather arriving during the week. Low pressure may pass further south of the country bringing a chance of snow over a wide area of Scotland, this perhaps briefly falling to low levels in England and Wales. Mid week appears to be the focus for this.
The focus for the colder weather is during the middle to later stages of the week and into the weekend.

*15/2/16 - 21/2/16*
A chilly start to the week with a further risk of some snow showers. Turning milder as the week progresses with rain at times, especially in the west.

*22/1/16 - 29/1/16*
A return to more unsettled weather with strong winds and heavy rain at times. Most of the time in western areas. Temperatures near normal to the south, close to average further north. A risk of gales.

**ends** .

Simon Keeling
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