UK Forecast- December 18, 2014
Cloudy and damp
Milder for all
A mild and mostly cloudy day ahead. There will be rain and drizzle affecting western coasts and hills this morning. Most of the rain affects central and western Wales and northwest England. More eastern areas of England and eastern Wales tending to be drier, although staying cloudy, mild and windy. A risk of gales in England and Wales. Further rain in western Scotland, heavy on the hills. Eastern parts should be drier, the cloud could even break here and there giving an odd brighter spell. Highs at 6 to 9C in Scotland, 10 to 13C elsewhere.
A band of rain passing south through England and Wales as well as southern Ireland tonight, taking gale force winds with it. Showers in northern and western Scotland. Drier weather should follow into northern England and eastern Scotland as well as southern Ireland. Lows at 1C in central Scotland, 11C in southern England.
A cold front clear southern England early on Friday morning taking an area of rain with it. Much brighter, but cooler conditions follow through England and Wales. Windier and cooler in Scotland, northern England and Ireland, with showers in the north and west, some of them heavy in places. The showers turning to snow over high ground. Drier for eastern Scotland and most of northern England and Wales, although an odd shower is likely on western coasts. Highs at 3 to 10C.
A weak ridge of high pressure builds through the UK and Ireland on Saturday. There may be some early showers in the north and east, but these will be clearing. That then leaves a fair day, although one with some cloud, especially in the north. The best of any sunshine to south. Highs at 5 to 8C.