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Scratchbox - December 31, 2017
Issued: 15:52hrs Sunday 31th December 2017

Garry: Clusters of heavy showers spreading west to east across the country this evening, although many central areas should become dry before midnight. Brisk winds, temperatures 5 to 8C.


Issued: 09:03hrs Sunday 31th December 2017

Garry: Storm Dylan is bringing severe gales to central southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England this morning. Rain at times for most places today.


Issued: 14:26hrs Saturday 30th December 2017

Matt: Showery weather continues in place this evening but all eyes on the arrival of a small but potent low pressure that will track across Ireland and into Scotland tonight and into early New Year's Eve. Severe gales are possible along with some impacts.


Issued: 11:23hrs Saturday 30th December 2017

Matt: Windy weather on the way! Some very strong winds expected tonight and through into New Year's Eve morning. Certainly, something to be aware of within the next 24 hours across Scotland and N England in particular.


Issued: 08:33hrs Saturday 30th December 2017

Matt: Milder start to the day for most after overnight heavy rain moved north and east. Still some cold air lingering though across Scotland.


Issued: 22:54hrs Friday 29th December 2017

Simon: Storm Dylan looks set to bring some exceptional winds on Sunday morning, first over Ireland and then into the northern Irish Sea, north and west Wales, NW England and southern Scotland. Gusts may exceed 80mph. More tomorrow.


Issued: 16:40hrs Friday 29th December 2017

Simon: A cold evening north and east. Rain crossing Ireland now, then over Wales, central and southern England during the night. The rain could be heavy at times with stronger winds too.


Issued: 11:34hrs Friday 29th December 2017

Matt: Wintry weather continues across northern areas through into the afternoon, but generally milder weather filtering in across most of England and Wales, along with some brighter weather from the west too.


Issued: 09:13hrs Friday 29th December 2017

Matt: Rain, sleet and snow continues to progress northwards, the snow primarily across higher ground of N England and S Scotland where there are reports of travel disruption, especially more locally and above 300m or so.


Issued: 08:27hrs Friday 29th December 2017

Simon: Very icy conditions, especially Scotland and eastern England.


Issued: 08:26hrs Friday 29th December 2017

Simon: A rain band passing eastwards through England and southern Scotland will be falling as snow over the Pennines and parts of the Midlands as well as Southern Uplands. This may also bring a period of snow in northeast England too.


Issued: 19:40hrs Thursday 28th December 2017

Simon: After a bitterly cold night, rain and wind drives from the west early on Friday. This may bring a period of snow across southern Scotland, the Pennines and parts of the Midlands for a while, with snow on the Welsh hills too.


Issued: 12:02hrs Thursday 28th December 2017

Matt: Wintry showers continue across parts of N Scotland and still a few filtering into parts of N Wales and NW England. Otherwise, emphasis is on a lot of dry weather ahead this afternoon with plenty of winter sunshine, but quickly becoming cold after sunset with frost returning.


Issued: 10:27hrs Thursday 28th December 2017

Simon: Starting to focus on the snow risk across the Pennines, southern Scotland and NE England early Friday morning.


Issued: 09:50hrs Thursday 28th December 2017

Matt: Cold winters day for many continues with further wintry showers feeding into NW England in particular. Otherwise plenty of winter sunshine continues across many areas after the cold, frosty and locally icy start.


Issued: 07:56hrs Thursday 28th December 2017

Simon: A cold and icy start. There are a few snow showers affecting Wales, northwest England and the Midlands as well as southwest England, with heavier showers in northern Scotland. Rain into southwest Ireland brushing the Scilly Isles soon.


Issued: 14:26hrs Wednesday 27th December 2017

Simon: The cold and wet afternoon continues across East Anglia and the far southeast with wet snow too. Showers west and north but sunny skies and cold for many in the brisk north wind.


Issued: 10:43hrs Wednesday 27th December 2017

Matt: Rain with some sleet and snow contniues to clear slowly eastwards, wintry showers further north and west, but otherwise a lot of dry weather. Cold out there mind, especially in the wind!...


Issued: 08:14hrs Wednesday 27th December 2017

Simon: Rain and snow slowly edging eastwards through the eastern Midlands and southeast England today with a further covering, mostly on the hills. Cold for all with some snow showers in northern and western Scotland as well as northern and western Ireland.


Issued: 23:58hrs Tuesday 26th December 2017

Simon: Rain, sleet and snow affecting much of England and Wales overnight. The snow is very much altitude dependent but some hills could see 5 to 10cm, just slushy bits at low levels. Further snow showers affect northern and western Scotland and Ireland overnight.


Issued: 15:10hrs Tuesday 26th December 2017

Garry: Heavy rain spreads across central & southern Britain this evening and tonight, turning to snow over the hills of Wales & the Midlands, later a wet wintry mix to lower levels.


Issued: 12:07hrs Tuesday 26th December 2017

Garry: Turning very wet in the south-west this afternoon and evening. A bright afternoon for many. Snow for the far north of Scotland. A few showers in NW England.


Issued: 08:57hrs Tuesday 26th December 2017

Garry: A chillier day today. Wintry showers in the west & north. Bright for many central-eastern areas. Rain sets in from the south-west later.


Issued: 09:46hrs Monday 25th December 2017

Garry: Merry Christmas to all! It's a mild and windy one for England & Wales. Wet across the west & north today, then a period of heavy squally rain will sweep eastwards to all parts this evening. Some snow over the hills in Scotland, later N England.


Issued: 12:31hrs Sunday 24th December 2017

Garry: Staying very wet in western Scotland, and increasingly wet for NW England too. Cloudy, mild and breezy for central & southern areas, with spots of rain in the wind.


Issued: 09:02hrs Sunday 24th December 2017

Garry: Heavy rain in western Scotland today. Brisk winds for England & Wales. Some rain over western hills, but dry for most central, south & eastern areas. Mild again.


Issued: 13:57hrs Saturday 23th December 2017

Matt: Mild weather set to dominate as Christmas approaches but those hoping for more seasonal conditions will only need to wait until Boxing Day as colder weather, perhaps even with some snow in places, filters across the British Isles.


Issued: 12:41hrs Saturday 23th December 2017

Matt: Cloudy and damp weather continues, with spells of across W Scotland, a wet few days ahead here. Cloud is more broken now over parts of E Wales, Midlands and E England with some sunny spells and a very mild afternoon for all.


Issued: 09:03hrs Saturday 23th December 2017

Matt: The mild but mainly dry weather conditions continue, but with a lot of misty and murky weather in places too, especially across the north and west. Windier start to the day for many, again particularly in the north and west.


Issued: 15:30hrs Friday 22th December 2017

Simon: Bits of drizzle and rain in northwest Scotland tonight. Drizzle on western hills of England, Wales and Ireland too. Drier elsewhere and mild.


Issued: 12:31hrs Friday 22th December 2017

Simon: A few breaks have formed in the cloud where protected by high ground, but for most this afternoon stays cloudy. Fog could persist all day for some too.


Issued: 07:26hrs Friday 22th December 2017

Simon: There's plenty of cloud, fog and mist out there this morning. Things should improve slightly during the day although always large amounts of cloud with only briefer brighter spells, most to the lee of high ground.


Issued: 18:08hrs Thursday 21th December 2017

Simon: Turning wet in Ireland through the next few hours. This rain then passes into wales and southwest England late this evening and into the early hours, before moving into southern England later.


Issued: 12:00hrs Thursday 21th December 2017

Matt: Damp weather continues to feed into NW England and Scotland in particular, with patchy rain and drizzle, lot of dry weather elsewhere though and it remains mild if not very mild.


Issued: 09:02hrs Thursday 21th December 2017

Matt: Mild and damp start for many areas with further patchy rain and drizzle across parts of the north and west of the British Isles in particular. Temperatures overnight didn't fall any lower than 10C in a number of places last night.


Issued: 08:40hrs Thursday 21th December 2017

Simon: A cloudy and damp day for many. It will be feeling mild though. Best of any sunshine in Scotland.


Issued: 16:19hrs Wednesday 20th December 2017

Simon: Heavier rain now into the west of Ireland now, much to the surprise of models!


Issued: 10:23hrs Wednesday 20th December 2017

Simon: It's a milder morning out there, temperatures are already into double figures for many.


Issued: 07:21hrs Wednesday 20th December 2017

Simon: Some sunshine for northern Scotland today, and this slowly edging south through central and southern areas. Cloudier England, Wales and Ireland as a weak front brings cloud and some outbreaks of light rain.


Issued: 12:31hrs Tuesday 19th December 2017

Garry: There's some sunshine around today, making things feel pleasant, but there's also a lot of cloud, especially in the north & west. Some residual mist in eastern areas.


Issued: 08:41hrs Tuesday 19th December 2017

Garry: A foggy morning in central & south- east England. Brighter elsewhere, although low cloud and drizzle affects some western coasts and hills.


Issued: 12:58hrs Monday 18th December 2017

Garry: A bright December afternoon for many, although there's low cloud north & west. Extensive fog forming this evening in central & south-east England.


Issued: 08:34hrs Monday 18th December 2017

Garry: A chilly frosty start to Monday morning. A bright dry day for many.


Issued: 14:16hrs Sunday 17th December 2017

Garry: A wet afternoon for central & south- east England. Dregs of rain left for the north & west, and a lot of low cloud.


Issued: 08:50hrs Sunday 17th December 2017

Garry: A dull day for most places. Rain in the north & west advancing into central areas. Temperatures lifting slowly.


Issued: 12:03hrs Saturday 16th December 2017

Garry: A zone of showers extends across central Britain where it's staying generally cloudy. Sunshine best in the south & east today.


Issued: 08:41hrs Saturday 16th December 2017

Garry: Showers moving into NW England & the Midlands, and a isolated snow flurries in northern parts of Scotland & Ireland. Otherwise largely dry, but cold and frosty.


Issued: 14:19hrs Friday 15th December 2017

Matt: Few showers continue across parts of the east, these locally wintry but emphasis is on a lot of dry weather with some mid-afternoon sunny spells. Quickly becoming cold this evening though across many areas after sunset with a widespread frost and icy patches developing.


Issued: 10:20hrs Friday 15th December 2017

Matt: Cold weather continues with some wintry showers in places too, especially across parts of NE England and parts of Wales. Plenty of dry and sunny weather though across more inland areas of the British Isles after a frosty and icy start.


Issued: 17:13hrs Thursday 14th December 2017

Simon: It's a mess out there again this evening. bands of showers affecting many northern and western areas, some of these wintry and heavy on hills. Drier to the south and east but feeling cold.


Issued: 10:03hrs Thursday 14th December 2017

Matt: Showers, wintry at times, continue to fed into parts of Scotland, NW England, Ireland, Wales and SW England, sleet and snow primarily on hills though. Many central and eastern areas of England often dry with some sunny spells. All areas remaining cold.


Issued: 07:31hrs Thursday 14th December 2017

Simon: Breezy in the south and west today. Showers in the west, wintry on hills. Better to the east. Chilly for all.


Issued: 12:45hrs Wednesday 13th December 2017

Simon: Need to watch for the risk of some fresh snowfall over Wales and the Midlands this evening. There won't be much but could lead to slippy roads and pavements, especially where there is already snow cover. Heavy snow showers in Northwest Scotland.


Issued: 12:44hrs Wednesday 13th December 2017

Simon" Need to watch for the risk of some fresh snowfall over Wales and the Midlands this evening. There won't be much but could lead to slippy roads and pavements, especially where there is already snow cover. Heavy snow showers in Northwest Scotland.


Issued: 07:05hrs Wednesday 13th December 2017

Simon: A milder start to today as bands of showery rain pass eastwards. However, cooler air is set to return to western areas together with heavy showers, some wintry.


Issued: 19:09hrs Tuesday 12th December 2017

Simon: Temperatures won't be as cold tonight as they were last night. A band of rain is bringing rather messy conditions as it passes east. yes, temperatures are rising as the rain arrives, but with freezing temperatures ahead of it some ice is likely. Turning drier across Ireland now and this drier weather will push east as the night progresses.


Issued: 12:02hrs Tuesday 12th December 2017

Simon: Rain is now crossing Ireland and heading to west Wales and the west UK this afternoon. As it comes up against freezing temperatures inland this evening it will turn to ice for a time before becoming rain again.


Issued: 07:59hrs Tuesday 12th December 2017

Simon: Overnight minimum temperatures widely fell to -10C over the snow fields last night. Shawbury in Shropshire has come in as coldest so far with a low of -12C.


Issued: 07:32hrs Tuesday 12th December 2017

Simon: Rain arriving in western Ireland now. Other parts of Ireland and the UK are mostly dry this morning with plenty of ice and bitterly cold temperatures to start the day.


Issued: 17:18hrs Monday 11th December 2017

Simon: Wintry showers on eastern coasts this evening and overnight as rain clears the southeast. Some showers on far western coasts too. For most the night will be very cold with a widespread frost and temperatures down as low as -10C.


Issued: 12:05hrs Monday 11th December 2017

Simon: Further showers in western Scotland and western Ireland. More rain, sleet and snow to come in the far southeast of England.


Issued: 10:02hrs Monday 11th December 2017

Simon: Latest snow depth chart showing most snow western Midlands and Wales this morning.


Issued: 07:22hrs Monday 11th December 2017

Simon: Yesterdays snow has now cleared leaving ice as the main problem for many this morning. However, a new area of rain, sleet and snow (mostly on the hills) is affecting SE England and East Anglia through today. Further snow showers reaching northern and western Scotland with some wintry showers on eastern coasts of England too. Drry, bright and cold elsewhere.


Issued: 22:35hrs Sunday 10th December 2017

Simon: Snow continues to ease across Wales and the Midlands tonight. Severe front to the north with heavy snow showers in northern and western Scotland.


Issued: 16:14hrs Sunday 10th December 2017

Garry: Some areas of persistent snow for central Britain into the evening and night. Widespread ice. Dropping well below freezing in northern regions, -10C locally.


Issued: 14:26hrs Sunday 10th December 2017

Garry: A mess of residual snow across central Britain this afternoon, with some more persistent falls locally in Yorks & Lincs moving in from the east in the evening. Some heavy bursts of rain in Devon & Dorset. Gales near south coast.


Issued: 08:13hrs Sunday 10th December 2017

Garry: Persistent snow for many hours across central England & Wales today. Rain toward the south, with gales around the English Channel. The northern edge of the snow is around the Peak District. Dry for most of northern Britain. Snow showers far north of Scotland.


Issued: 17:35hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Simon: Latest GFS model is now a little further south with the low and this allows for snow over central Ireland, Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia from the early hours of Sunday morning. Rain further south.


Issued: 14:14hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Matt: Wintry showers continuing to feed into NW England next few hours, otherwise lot of dry weather. Emphasis though is on wet weather slowly moving north and east tonight, this turning readily to snow across central areas of England and N Wales in particular.


Issued: 14:13hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Matt: It's a cold start out there and with some snow showers still in evidence too, especially across parts of Scotland, N Ireland and feeding down into NW England and N Wales, otherwise a lot of dry, cold and crisp sunny weather.


Issued: 10:24hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Simon: 6am run of the GFS is showing a similar track for the low pressure bringing snow to England, Wales and Ireland on Sunday. Mondays low now shifted further east so less risk of rain, sleet and snow on Monday.


Issued: 09:43hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Simon: Sunday snowfall looking most serious through Wales, the Midlands and parts of the south of northern England.


Issued: 09:24hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Matt: It's a cold start out there and with some snow showers still in evidence too, especially across parts of Scotland, N Ireland and feeding down into NW England and N Wales, otherwise a lot of dry, cold and crisp sunny weather.


Issued: 08:58hrs Saturday 09th December 2017

Simon: Further snow showers around northern and western coasts of Scotland today. Snow showers too in Northern Ireland, north & mid Wales, western Midlands and parts of northwest England. Cold and bright elsewhere.


Issued: 15:59hrs Friday 08th December 2017

Garry: Widespread frost and ice this evening. Areas of snow and hail showers continue to move in from the north-west into Scotland, N.Ireland, Wales, NW England & the West Midlands.


Issued: 11:24hrs Friday 08th December 2017

Simon: Heavy snow showers continuing to affect Wales, the western Midlands, the south of NW England, Northern Ireland and west and north Scotland this afternoon. A few too for southwest England. Expect quick coverings and brief transport disruption.


Issued: 08:18hrs Friday 08th December 2017

Garry: A cold day for all, with snow and hail showers locally very frequent in the west & north, some spreading into the West Mids. Sunny spells elsewhere.


Issued: 14:56hrs Thursday 07th December 2017

Garry: Rain has almost cleared south-east England. Showers across Scotland & Ireland spreading across NW Eng & Wales. Squally bursts, hail and snow to increasingly low levels.


Issued: 09:18hrs Thursday 07th December 2017

Garry: Rain moving across central-southern England this morning. Clearing skies from the north-west. Heavy snow and hail showers for Scotland & N.Ireland. Stormy winds in the north.


Issued: 16:33hrs Wednesday 06th December 2017

Simon: Rain passes east tonight with severe gales in Scotland and western parts of the UK and Ireland. 60mph gusts in Scotland tomorrow, combined with snow showers could lead to blizzards on hills.


Issued: 11:01hrs Wednesday 06th December 2017

Simon: Latest 6am GFS run now has snow risk focussed through Southern Ireland, southern Wales and the southern half of England and Midlands.


Issued: 07:34hrs Wednesday 06th December 2017

Simon: Rain in western Scotland and Ireland this morning, edging slowly east. The winds increasing too. last of the widespread mild days.


Issued: 18:10hrs Tuesday 05th December 2017

Simon: Some heavy bursts of rain in northwest Scotland tonight, rather breezy too. Drier elsewhere.


Issued: 15:54hrs Tuesday 05th December 2017

Simon: Need to watch for the risk of a snow event through this weekend and into the early stages of next week. Detail still tricky to pin down but current 70/30 in favour of something.


Issued: 07:23hrs Tuesday 05th December 2017

Simon: Patchy drizzle in western Scotland this morning but dry elsewhere. Broken cloud for many, best sunshine in the east today. Becoming windier with more persistent rain in northwest Scotland this afternoon.


Issued: 15:11hrs Monday 04th December 2017

Simon: A cloudy and cool night for many of us. If you do see any breaks, there could be a touch of ground frost and some local mist patches by the morning.


Issued: 10:14hrs Monday 04th December 2017

Simon: Sunny skies continue this morning over eastern England and Scotland, but it is cloudier to the west.


Issued: 09:06hrs Monday 04th December 2017

Simon: Still watching for much colder weather at the end of the week. First noticed after rain clears on Thursday, then risk of snow showers spreading south on Friday, probably mostly in the north and west. Significant wind chill too.


Issued: 18:58hrs Sunday 03th December 2017

Simon: All eyes are focused on the cold weather returning at the end of this week. Snow for many too!


Issued: 08:28hrs Sunday 03th December 2017

John: a milder start than of late. A lot of mist and murk across England and Wales this morning with patches of drizzle. It should brighten up in the afternoon with some rain into the far west late in the day.


Issued: 12:10hrs Saturday 02th December 2017

Matt: Stagnant and rather benign conditions continue, with a lot of low cloud and hill fog in places too. Milder evening and night ahead than of late, many areas remaining above freezing tonight, while some patchy rain and drizzle moves southwards.


Issued: 10:32hrs Saturday 02th December 2017

Matt: Milder, less-cold weather than of late continues to filter southwards bringing rather grey and murky conditions. Patchy rain and drizzle in places too. Cold air still hanging on though, for now, across central and southern areas of England.


Issued: 08:42hrs Saturday 02th December 2017

John: it slowly becomes a bit milder from the west through the day. Still a cold start across eastern Britain. Splashes of patchy light rain and drizzle to mainly affect western areas. This clears the south east this morning.


Issued: 13:51hrs Friday 01th December 2017

Garry: Chilly but bright for many this afternoon. A few showers near eastern coasts. Thickening cloud from the north- west as a warm front moves in from the Atlantic.


Issued: 08:33hrs Friday 01th December 2017

Garry: Wintry showers affecting east & south-eastern counties. A cold day again, but sunshine for many.


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