UK Forecast- December 09, 2013
Dry and bright
Mild in west
High pressure remains centred over the continent, bringing largely dry and mild conditions across the UK and Ireland. Stronger south to south-westerly winds in western regions, bringing some outbreaks of rain to the far west of Scotland and Ireland. Always more cloud in western regions, but plenty of sunny breaks in central and eastern parts of England throughout the day, although breezy. Coolest in the east of England at 6 or 7C, but reaching 8 to 10C for many. Possibly 12 or 13C in the south-west of England and Wales, and the west of Ireland.
Dry for most of the UK and Ireland overnight, but with some patchy drizzle continuing in western Scotland. Remaining breezy in western areas. Mostly cloudy skies in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and western England. Clear spells for much of England, especially in the east. Lows of 1 to 3C possible in the east, with a touch of frost possible in rural areas. More cloud and breeze in the west and north-west keeps temperatures up around 5 to 7C.
Most places dry again on Wednesday. Maybe some very patchy drizzle in the far west but otherwise fine. Best of brighter and sunny spells in the south and east, with thicker clouds in western and northern Britain and Ireland. Clouds increasing from the west across Wales and the Midlands by the afternoon. Breezy again in the west, with winds increasing to gale force in the Western Isles later in the day. A little cooler for many, highs typically 6 to 8C. Still mild in the west reaching 10 to 12C.
A south to south-westerly pattern continues to be the dominant theme by Thursday. Low pressure to the west of Scotland will see fronts affect north-western parts of the UK and Ireland, with some persistent rain expected in Scotland, especially in the west. Some rain also for Ireland and Northern Ireland, although lighter and more patchy. Outbreaks of rain threaten north-west England and western Wales later in the day. Breezy in the west. Central and eastern England should stay dry with some brighter spells in the south and east. Cooler in the east at 6 to 8C, but milder in the west, highs 10 to 12C.