Issued: 1000hrs Friday 17th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Patchy rain confined to western Scotland
A strong area of high pressure will take charge across the British Isles from this weekend onward, with the weather settling down for the week ahead. Occasional weak fronts will affect the northern half of the country, with cloud and a little rain, mostly in western Scotland.
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Lots of dry weather to start the week, but a risk of fog patches, stubborn to clear in some places. Good amounts of sun away from fog. Breezy in Scotland with some rain and drizzle in northwest Scotland. Starting frosty. Highs 5 to 7C for many, but 11C locally in the far north of Scotland.
Staying generally dry beneath high pressure. Further mist and fog patches may linger in places through the day in central and southern Britain. A weak front across Scotland and Northern Ireland produces cloud and a little rain in the northwest, coupled with a westerly breeze. Frost in the morning. Highs 4 to 9C.
High pressure stays in charge, keeping things dry across much of the British Isles. Some frost and fog. Variable cloud and sun. A westerly breeze brings some rain to northwest Scotland. Highs 4 to 9C.
Little overall change, with ongoing settled weather. Rain and drizzle for western Scotland. Fairly cloudy skies for many. Some sun in the south and east. Highs 5 to 10C.
Pressure stays high in the south, maintaining dry weather. A little rain in western Scotland, with a westerly breeze for the northern half of Britain. Highs 5 to 11C, mildest northeastern areas.
Staying dry in the south. Breezy in the north with some rain for north and western Scotland. High 6 to 10C.