Issued: 0900 Friday 28th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Staying chilly with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow at times
Staying chilly during the coming week. Low pressure will be bringing bands of rain, sleet and hill snow on several days. It will be windy at times too with gales in places.
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Low pressure north of Scotland on Monday brings rain, sleet and snow showers to western Scotland, Northern Ireland and, later, northern England. Elsewhere will be brighter but with some wintry showers affecting western coasts and hills. A windy day for western coastal areas. Highs at 3 to 7C.
A transient ridge of high pressure may bring a more settled day on Tuesday with some sunny spells developing. Scattered wintry showers persist over Scotland while cloud and some rain drifts into Wales and southern England as well as Ireland. High temperatures around 4 to 8C.
Wednesday starts bright and frosty before low pressure brings wind and rain across southern parts of Ireland and the UK. Breezy here as well. The risk of some wintry conditions in northern England. Drier and brighter to the north. High temperatures at 5 to 8C.
Another transient ridge of high pressure may build on Thursday bringing a mostly dry and fine day, after a chilly start, to the UK and Ireland before low pressure arrives to the west again bringing rain into the west of Ireland later. Highs near 5 to 9C.
A band of rain sweeps from west to east on Friday, some of it heavy, affecting most areas. Brighter, showery conditions follow from the west with showers focussed over Ireland and the western UK. Highs ranging from 4 to 8C.
Any early showers fade on Saturday as pressure builds bringing a dry and fine day to much of the UK and Ireland. Some mist or fog patches or outbreaks of drizzly rain may develop. Highs at 5 to 10C.