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Scratchbox - January 01, 2019
Issued: 18:33hrs Thursday 31th January 2019

Simon: Snow now in south Wales and across the far south of England. The whole area is edging north into the southern Midlands overnight leading to treacherous driving in places.


Issued: 14:40hrs Thursday 31th January 2019

Simon: Snow now in south Wales with rain, sleet and snow over Cornwall and Devon, heading to Dorset.


Issued: 11:57hrs Thursday 31th January 2019

Simon: Latest model indications are that the main snow risk area is now South Wales, the south Midlands and Home counties, as well as the London area and southern England through this afternoon, this evening and overnight.


Issued: 07:43hrs Thursday 31th January 2019

Simon: Widespread ice this morning. Watch now for rain in Ireland turning to snow on the hills. Rain arriving in southwest England by lunchtime.


Issued: 19:03hrs Wednesday 30th January 2019

Simon: Latest thoughts are that outbreaks of snow arrive in Wales and over the high ground of southwest England and Ireland on Thursday afternoon, then edge north into Wales, the Midlands, eastern and southern England by evening and overnight.


Issued: 14:34hrs Wednesday 30th January 2019

Simon: The snow showers are becoming lighter i the west now, although there are still a few heavy ones in northwest Scotland. It's sunny and fine to the east. However, as the sun sets temperatures will be falling quickly leading to icy patches.


Issued: 07:02hrs Wednesday 30th January 2019

Simon: Snow showers continuing on western coasts and hills through to mid to late afternoon today


Issued: 19:36hrs Tuesday 29th January 2019

Simon: Rain, sleet and snow in the east this evening. Some heavy snow showers in western Scotland and wester Ireland. Becoming very icy as we go through tonight.


Issued: 13:20hrs Tuesday 29th January 2019

Simon: Snow over high ground of Wales and this will increasingly fall at lower levels as the area of precipitation spreads east this afternoon. Ice in the west tonight.


Issued: 07:15hrs Tuesday 29th January 2019

Simon: Frosty start in the east this morning, but rain in the west. The rain turning increasingly to snow as it heads east.


Issued: 21:35hrs Monday 28th January 2019

Simon: More heavy showers in the west this evening, these falling as snow in Scotland. Drier elsewhere. Rain in Ireland by the morning.


Issued: 13:30hrs Monday 28th January 2019

Simon: Latest high resolution forecast from EURO4 model suggesting rain turning to sleet and snow through Wales, Midlands and northern England Tuesday afternoon, then passing east.


Issued: 09:52hrs Monday 28th January 2019

Simon: All eyes are on the snow potential for Tuesday. Wales, the Midlands and northern England most at risk in the afternoon, but this threat then transfer east in the late afternoon and evening.


Issued: 07:01hrs Monday 28th January 2019

Simon: A chilly start to this morning, then a cool day ahead but fine for most. However, increasing cloud in the west bringing snow showers into western Scotland later.


Issued: 16:53hrs Sunday 27th January 2019

Claire: Heavy wintry showers continuing to impact eastern areas through this evening with winds still gusting to gale force in places. Winds will ease overnight though showers will persist for eastern areas. Clear skies for western and central areas will allow temperatures to drop rapidly leading to a widespread frost and ask of ice patches.


Issued: 11:55hrs Sunday 27th January 2019

Claire: There is a mixed bag of weather across the British Isles as we head into the afternoon. Heavy showers still affecting Scotland and the northeast of England. A mixture of sunny spells and cloudy skies elsewhere. Showers are expected to turn increasingly to sleet and snow through the afternoon in Scotland.


Issued: 08:33hrs Sunday 27th January 2019

Claire: There have been some strong wind gusts across the UK & Ireland this morning. Aberporth has recorded a gust of 64mph; St Marys has seen a 60mph gust; Malin Head 58mph; Ronaldsway 57mph; and Mountbatten has seen 52mph. The strongest winds will slowly move to the east through the day.


Issued: 16:26hrs Saturday 26th January 2019

Claire: Wind speeds will increase overnight while rain and snow will continue for northern Scotland. Wintry showers developing further south in Scotland overnight and in Northern Ireland too. The Lake District too could see some snow tonight.


Issued: 11:47hrs Saturday 26th January 2019

Claire: Mostly cloudy going into this afternoon with a band of heavy rain across western Scotland, Northern Ireland and eastern Ireland. This rain will continue to move east through the afternoon. Snow falling over the Highlands of Scotland.


Issued: 08:04hrs Saturday 26th January 2019

Claire: Heavy rain, and some sleet, affecting the northern half of Scotland and the west of Ireland this morning. Rain across Scotland is likely to persist throughout the day while the band over western Ireland will move eastward with temperatures falling behind it.


Issued: 12:43hrs Friday 25th January 2019

Garry: Mild with patchy rain or drizzle this afternoon. Wettest toward NW England and SW Scotland. A westerly breeze.


Issued: 09:19hrs Friday 25th January 2019

Garry: Mild, grey and damp is the story for many places today. Best of any brief sun toward the east. Most persistent drizzly rain over western hills.


Issued: 15:32hrs Thursday 24th January 2019

Garry: Milder air is slowly moving in from the west with patchy rain and drizzle. Frost mostly in the east this evening.


Issued: 09:21hrs Thursday 24th January 2019

Garry: Rain, drizzle and some hill snow moving into the west. A few snow showers for south-east England too. Grey and cold for most places, becoming milder in the west.


Issued: 08:59hrs Thursday 24th January 2019

Simon: Damp, drizzly and milder west today. Drier, although still rather cloudy to the east.


Issued: 22:59hrs Wednesday 23th January 2019

Simon: Another frosty night ahead, ice for some. Temperatures lifting in the far west as cloud increases.


Issued: 12:24hrs Wednesday 23th January 2019

Simon: More sunshine to come for many this afternoon, although staying cold. Cloudier in Ireland and eventually the western UK with some patchy rain.


Issued: 07:03hrs Wednesday 23th January 2019

Simon: Widespread ice this morning with a dusting of snow in places. The day is going to be cold but should be sunny for many. A few snow showers around western. northern and eastern coasts.


Issued: 16:31hrs Tuesday 22th January 2019

Simon: Some wintry showers now crossing the eastern Midlands and East Anglia. Clearer skies following leading to another sharp frost and widespread ice tonight.


Issued: 11:23hrs Tuesday 22th January 2019

Simon: Some heavy snow showers to come in the west this afternoon, these pushing into the Midlands and southern England too, perhaps giving a passing covering of snow.


Issued: 06:52hrs Tuesday 22th January 2019

Simon: Icy roads this morning as overnight rain, sleet & snow has now cleared east. Snow showers in the west.


Issued: 10:43hrs Monday 21th January 2019

Simon: Some sunshine in the east this afternoon although staying cold. Increasing cloud in the west bringing snow to western Scotland.


Issued: 06:46hrs Monday 21th January 2019

Simon: It's been a bi tter night for some, chilly for others. There's another hour to catch the very last of the lunar eclipse if skies are still clear with you.


Issued: 19:34hrs Sunday 20th January 2019

Simon: Temperatures falling smartly this evening where there are clear skies bringing another sharp frost.


Issued: 14:15hrs Sunday 20th January 2019

Garry: Some sunshine breaking through in western Scotland and Ireland behind a front. Murky with drizzle or snow flurries over hills around the front, whilst toward the east and south of England there's a good deal of sun this afternoon.


Issued: 10:06hrs Sunday 20th January 2019

Garry: Murky and damp across the west and north, but it's a sunny morning for eastern England.


Issued: 15:27hrs Saturday 19th January 2019

Garry: Residual rain or showers will mostly fade this evening. Cold and cloudy. Some clear spells developing tonight, allowing hard frost and some local fog patches to form.


Issued: 09:12hrs Saturday 19th January 2019

Garry: A cloudy, dull picture for many places today. Areas of rain or sleet, most persistent toward the south/south-west, with some heavy showery bursts and possible hail. Sunshine best across Scotland.


Issued: 16:55hrs Friday 18th January 2019

Garry: A mix of rain, sleet and hill snow continues into the evening. Amounts mostly small, but beware of ice forming on roads and pavements.


Issued: 12:33hrs Friday 18th January 2019

Garry: Snow is falling over hills in north- west England, south-west Scotland and Wales. Mostly rain or sleet at low levels. A chilly and cloudy afternoon, sunshine best in the east & north-east.


Issued: 08:24hrs Friday 18th January 2019

Garry: Rain, sleet and hill snow affects Wales and the west today, gradually moving further into central areas by this afternoon. A cold and cloudy day for most places.


Issued: 13:23hrs Thursday 17th January 2019

Simon: Snow showers almost faded from the east now, but still some to come in northern Scotland where there is a covering in many places. Cloud advancing into Ireland making the sunshine hazy.


Issued: 07:26hrs Thursday 17th January 2019

Simon: A band of sleety rain clearing from the southeast in the next couple of hours, then a cold and sunny day for many. Coastal wintry showers will be fading. Cold for all.


Issued: 16:56hrs Wednesday 16th January 2019

Simon: get set for a cold night ahead. Ice on the roads and pavements and a widespread frost by the morning. Snow showers on windward coasts and hills too.


Issued: 07:12hrs Wednesday 16th January 2019

Simon: Turning colder during today as rain bands pass east and heavy showers affect western Scotland and western Ireland, turning to snow.


Issued: 16:09hrs Tuesday 15th January 2019

Simon: Most rain in Scotland and Ireland tonight. The winds increasing too.


Issued: 07:17hrs Tuesday 15th January 2019

Simon: A milder, breezy day today. Low cloud and some drizzle in the west. Dry in the east though where there could be some brighter spells.


Issued: 17:21hrs Monday 14th January 2019

Simon: A breezy night in northern England and Scotland, plenty of cloud too with some drizzle in the west.


Issued: 07:43hrs Monday 14th January 2019

Simon: Still looking colder from Thursday.


Issued: 07:06hrs Monday 14th January 2019

Simon: A quiet start to the day for most. The strong winds of yesterday have now eased. Some patchy rain and showers over the northern half of the UK.


Issued: 16:56hrs Sunday 13th January 2019

Claire: Heavy showers continue for the northern half of the country which may become wintry through this evening. As temperatures drop over northern Scotland tonight, frost and ice patches are expected to develop. Dry with patchy cloud overnight further south.


Issued: 13:02hrs Sunday 13th January 2019

Claire: There's been some pretty strong wind gusts around so far today: 51mph at Boulmer; 49mph at Stornoway; 48mph at Eskdalemuir, Dundreddan and Crosby; 46mph at West Freugh; and 45mph at Malin Head, Albemarle and Charterhall.


Issued: 09:09hrs Sunday 13th January 2019

Claire: Some heavy showers around for parts of Scotland this morning while lighter, patchier rain affects northwestern and southeastern parts of England. Windy too this morning and expected to stay that way for most of the day.


Issued: 13:24hrs Saturday 12th January 2019

Claire: Staying cloudy this afternoon for most places with light rain persisting over northwestern Scotland. Gusty winds too affecting most areas with the strongest gusts in the Western Isles and north of Scotland.


Issued: 09:59hrs Saturday 12th January 2019

Claire: Heavy rain for western parts of Scotland this morning. Light, patchy showers for Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Rain will continue for western Scotland through much of the day but showers should ease everywhere else to leave a dry but cloudy afternoon.


Issued: 08:23hrs Friday 11th January 2019

Claire: Some mist and fog patches around this morning, particularly in the southeast. These should burn off to leave a mostly dry day with a mixture of broken cloud and sunny spells.


Issued: 23:14hrs Thursday 10th January 2019

Simon: Lots of snow now in eastern Europe, perhaps heading to the UK in 10-days? RCHIV=0&ZOOM=1&PERIOD=&WMO=03140


Issued: 16:43hrs Thursday 10th January 2019

Claire: Light rain should clear away from southeast England through this evening though some showers will persist over parts of Scotland. A cloudy night ahead for northern areas and the far south of England too.


Issued: 14:24hrs Thursday 10th January 2019

Claire: Little change this afternoon - remaining cloudy for most areas. Temperatures have reached double figures in parts of the north and west - cold in the southeast though with temperatures at just 3 to 5C.


Issued: 09:42hrs Thursday 10th January 2019

Claire: Some mist and fog patches are lingering this morning while a few light showers are affecting eastern parts of England. A cloudy day ahead for most of us - brightening in the north later.


Issued: 12:32hrs Wednesday 09th January 2019

Simon: Little change this afternoon. Some showers long eastern coasts but dry and bright for many. Increasing cloud in central and western Ireland as well as western Scotland.


Issued: 07:11hrs Wednesday 09th January 2019

Simon: A frost in places this morning. Staying chilly for most today, some showers over eastern England. Milder in Ireland with cloud and some drizzle in the west.


Issued: 13:37hrs Tuesday 08th January 2019

Simon: More sunshine for many this afternoon, although some showers on eastern coasts. Staying cold in the wind.


Issued: 10:03hrs Tuesday 08th January 2019

Simon: Sunny spells now spreading south, expect some showers on eastern coasts this afternoon. Breezy in the east too.


Issued: 07:12hrs Tuesday 08th January 2019

Simon: After the dull start to the year for many of us, today is likely to be seeing increasing amounts of sunshine. Always more cloud along eastern coasts.


Issued: 16:07hrs Monday 07th January 2019

Simon: Winds will be easing in Scotland tonight, although there will be showers, these falling as snow on hills.


Issued: 11:27hrs Monday 07th January 2019

Simon: Temperatures still showing signs of becoming cooler middle to end of next week.


Issued: 08:01hrs Monday 07th January 2019

Simon: Severe gales in northern Scotland today, expect gusts of over 70mph this afternoon.


Issued: 16:36hrs Sunday 06th January 2019

Claire: A mainly cloudy night ahead with some patchy rain this evening before a heavier band of rain and gales moves in from the northwest through the night.


Issued: 13:18hrs Sunday 06th January 2019

Claire: So far it's a fairly benign day in terms of weather. Cloudy skies for most with a few showers across Northern Ireland and Scotland. Not much change expected through this afternoon. The calm before the storm...


Issued: 08:51hrs Sunday 06th January 2019

Claire: Another overcast start to the day for many with some mist and fog patches for west-central Scotland. Some light patchy rain is affecting Scotland, Ireland and the north of England. A dry day is expected for most.


Issued: 16:47hrs Saturday 05th January 2019

Claire: Showers edging into northwestern Ireland and the Western Isles this evening associated with a weak weather front. The front will push southeastward overnight but the rain will become increasingly patchy as it does so. Cloudy elsewhere.


Issued: 12:27hrs Saturday 05th January 2019

Claire: Continuing dry but overcast through this afternoon though some mist and fog patches are lingering in the southwest keeping temperatures rather cold. Temperatures have climbed to just 1C at Yeovilton & Exeter so far.


Issued: 10:01hrs Saturday 05th January 2019

Claire: Dry and overcast for most of us this morning. Rain expected to arrive later in the northwest.


Issued: 16:11hrs Friday 04th January 2019

Simon: Temperatures are set to be falling to near freezing for most tonight. Coldest temperatures likely in mid-Wales, the Midlands and southern England where we could see -6C again.


Issued: 12:25hrs Friday 04th January 2019

Simon: Staying chilly for many this afternoon. There are some sunny skies in Wales and southern England but lots of cloud elsewhere.


Issued: 09:03hrs Friday 04th January 2019

Simon: It's a cold start to Friday morning across the UK. A widespread frost in England and Wales as well as eastern Scotland, milder in western Scotland and Ireland where it is cloudier.


Issued: 19:21hrs Thursday 03th January 2019

Simon: Cold this evening with a widespread frost where skies are clear. This most likely Midlands, Wales and southern England.


Issued: 08:16hrs Thursday 03th January 2019

Simon: Cloud has kept temperatures above freezing for many overnight, although where it's clearer there is a frost.High pressure stays in control and so it's dry this morning, apart from an odd spot of drizzle.


Issued: 17:48hrs Wednesday 02th January 2019

Claire: A few showers for eastern parts of England this evening; dry but cloudy almost everywhere else. Temperatures are dropping already and will fall lower than they did last night for most of us.


Issued: 15:38hrs Wednesday 02th January 2019

Claire: Temperatures are struggling to rise in Glasgow today only reaching -1C so far. Unlikely to climb much higher now. Elsewhere highs ranging from around 4C to 7C.


Issued: 10:12hrs Wednesday 02th January 2019

Claire: A cold and dry start to the day for many this morning. Cloud is expected to break as the morning progresses leaving a fine day for most.


Issued: 16:53hrs Tuesday 01th January 2019

Claire: Temperatures are starting to fall now for the northern half of the British Isles. It's set to get cold overnight and a widespread ground frost and localised icy patches are expected. Some freezing fog could develop by the morning too.


Issued: 15:00hrs Tuesday 01th January 2019

Claire: Staying cloudy for most of us now. The best of the brightness is over southern Scotland and northern England.


Issued: 08:09hrs Tuesday 01th January 2019

Claire: It's a cloudy start to the new year for many of us this morning. There are some clearer skies over central Scotland and northern England while some showers persist for northeast Scotland.


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