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Month ahead - November 20, 2015
Valid from 28/11 to 25/12 2015
Unsettled & cool

Issued: Friday 20th November 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling

Cooler end of the month after a milder start

It's been a very mild start to November, but the remainder of the month and December are looking cooler. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year.
Colder spells cannot be ruled out and there are likely to be snow showers especially across Scotland and Northern England at times. It may also be windy with severe gales.
Watch for a cold snap at the end of the month.

*28/11/15 - 4/12/15*
an unsettled week especially across a more northern parts of the country. Severe gales could affect Scotland, northern England and Ireland. Rain will be most frequent in the west although eastern areas should be sheltered from most of it.
Higher pressure will try to build into the south of the country and this tends to bring in drier conditions here.

*5/12/15 - 11/12/15*
Staying largely unsettled for most areas this week with the westerly flow continuing. There may be some colder days in which showers may turn wintry over the high ground of Scotland. It could be windy to especially in the north. But more southern areas tending to see the driest of the weather, although even here there will be rain times.

*12/12/15 - 18/12/15
Once again little change through this week. The westerly flow predominates although this may turn more north-westerly as the week progresses. Temperatures are likely to be cooler with the snow showers extending through Scotland and into northern England and Ireland. Rather chilly for all with bands of rain and sleet turning to snow over the hills as they pass east and south. Windy at times too.

*19/11/15 - 25/12/15
Some early hints that as we enter the Christmas period conditions may settle down across many areas, But especially the north as high pressure builds. It may be that the winds become more north-easterly bringing cold conditions to Scotland with the risk of some sleet and snow on eastern coast and hills. More southern areas are likely to be staying rather wet and Will become increasingly colder.

**ends** .

Simon Keeling
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