Issued: 0915 Tuesday 10 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Initially high pressure over the continent will keep fronts to the north and west. As the jet stream digs further south, fronts will become more active, spreading rain in across all parts of the country. It will be a mild week overall temperatures near to above normal across much of Britain.
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It will be mild and breezy with sporadic outbreaks of mainly patchy light rain and drizzle. It remains cloudy with some overnight light drizzly rain. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 11C.
Saturday is a windier day with a risk of severe gales across Northern Ireland and Scotland tonight. It remains mild with rain across Northern Scotland, fair and dry with sunnier spells for the rest of Britain. Heavier rain may affect Scotland and Northern Ireland in the night. Maximum temperatures of 8 to 10C.
Sunday is looking mild, breezy and wet with rain for much of the country, this heaviest in the west, turning colder across Scotland where some snow may affect the Highlands later. The rain is expected to clear England and Wales through the evening. Highs of 9 to 11C.
Monday is a bit cooler and rain may affect northern Scotland and Northern Ireland with snow over the high ground of northern Scotland. Much of England and Wales looks fair and dry but another area of rain may spread up from the south into all parts in the evening and night with further snow for the high ground of northern Scotland. Maximum temperatures of 5 to 9C.
Windy in the north and west on Tuesday and a cooler day across Britain with morning rain clearing from the west to sunny spells. Expect high temperatures of 4 to 8C.
Increasingly windy and wet with outbreaks of rain in the west spreading east during the day with gales possible in the north and the west. Expect highs of 7 to 10C.