Issued: 0900 Wednesday 11th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Cold into the weekend, some snow over hills, milder and unsettled next week
Cold weather over the coming days. There may be snow over the hills of western and northern parts of the UK and Ireland. Tending to be more unsettled into next week as low pressure develops west of Ireland giving periods of rain, some of it heavy.
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A very messy situation on Saturday as low pressure remains dominant over the UK and Ireland. There will be spells of rain, sleet and snow over northern England, Wales and much of western and southern Scotland. Some of the snow could fall at low levels although accumulations at low levels are unlikely. Drier in some central and eastern areas. Cold for all with highs at 3 to 7C.
A southwest flow across the UK and Ireland on Sunday. There will be further showers to the west and south. The showers will be wintry over western hils and coasts, a risk of blizzard conditions on hills in heavier showers. Eastern areas will be bright after overnight heavy showers have cleared. Highs at 3 to 7C.
Low pressure is expected to be to the west of Ireland on Monday. This brings some showers to the west of Ireland. Some wintry showers over the hills of western Scotland and a few showers over western coasts of England and Wales. Tending to be drier in central and eastern areas, although a threat of rain in the southeast. Highs at 4 to 8C.
Low pressure remains west of Ireland on Tuesday. Scattered showers in western parts of the UK and along southern coasts. Many areas will be dry although rather misty with a risk of fog at first. Highs at 3 to 6C.
Low pressure over and west of Ireland on Wednesday. There will be periods of rain, most in the west and south again. Eastern areas are likely to have showers, some of them heavy. Highs at 6 to 11C.
Staying unsettled on Thursday. Low pressure just west of Ireland. Rain, some of it heavy, especially in the west and south. Breezy for all. Highs at 7 to 12C.