Becoming increasingly unsettled and colder too through next week
A change in the weather is on the way into early next week as it becomes far more unsettled than of late, cold too and with some snow on the way.
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Low pressure northwest will dominate over Iceland and to the north-west of Scotland on Monday introducing a cold and showery NW'ly air mass. Rain and strong winds push eastwards, this rain perhaps turning to snow over high ground of Scotland and the hills of northern England for a time, clearing SE England through the afternoon. Brighter, colder and more showery weather then follows to the north and west, snow showers increasingly likely on higher ground later. Highs at 3C to 10C.
Low pressure dominates to the northwest of Scotland. A showery and colder westerly flow will be affecting all areas. The wintry showers will be heavy in the north and west and some will be thundery, risk of some snow accumulations on higher ground of Scotland, Ireland and N England in particular. There is a risk of an area of more organised wintry showers passing east through England, Wales and Ireland later. Highs at 2C to 5C, overnight frost and ice, marked wind-chill factor.
Low pressure remains north of Scotland on Wednesday with a strong westerly or north-westerly flow affecting all areas. These bring sunny spells and showers, wintry to the north and west with again snow likely on higher ground at times too with some further accumulations, perhaps drifting on highest ground. A further area of more organised rain and sleet may pass across Ireland, Wales and southern England later, perhaps turning to snow on the northern edge with gales a risk across S England. Highs near 2C to 5C, overnight frost and ice.
Low pressure is still expected to be to the north of Scotland again on Thursday. The westerly or north-westerly flow maintaining sunny spells and showers, heavy in the west and the showers still wintry with hail, sleet and snow on higher ground of Scotland, Ireland and N England. A continued risk of longer spells of rain running eastwards across parts of England and Wales though through the day, snow risk northern edge. Highs at 2C to 5C.
Overall little change at the moment with low pressure anchored to the north of the British Isles and this maintaining a rather cold west or north-westerly air mass with showery conditions, these often wintry on higher ground in the north and west. Windy for all and remaining cold with overnight frost and ice. Highs 2C to 5C.
Low pressure is still set to dominate the weather over the British Isles by next weekend maintain rather cold, showery and unsettled conditions with further wintry showers and brighter, drier intervals. Overnight frost and ice expected, perhaps with some particularly low minimum temperatures developing over snow cover across northern areas. Highs 1C to 5C.