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Scratchbox - January 01, 2020
Issued: 16:27hrs Friday 31th January 2020

Claire: Temperatures staying well above freezing across the country tonight. Outbreaks of rain, some heavy, through the night for western Scotland; staying mostly dry elsewhere with a lot of cloud around.


Issued: 12:34hrs Friday 31th January 2020

Claire: Rain tending to ease over England and Wales this afternoon, persisting over western parts of Scotland however and spreading to the east.


Issued: 08:16hrs Friday 31th January 2020

Claire: Feeling mild across the country today with most towns and cities seeing highs in the double-digits. Temperatures in some areas will be around 4 or 5C above average for the time of year.


Issued: 16:57hrs Thursday 30th January 2020

Claire: Rain eases for a time tonight before moving across Ireland and into western Scotland and across the north of England through the early hours of Friday. Winds tending to ease too for western Scotland and northeast England.


Issued: 08:01hrs Thursday 30th January 2020

Claire: Rain clears east from Scotland and southern parts of England and Wales through the early part of this afternoon. This will be followed by showers over parts of Scotland. Drier elsewhere.


Issued: 15:49hrs Wednesday 29th January 2020

Garry: Staying wet into the evening for central & western Scotland. Patchy rain for northwest England and Wales. Milder air moving in from the Atlantic.


Issued: 12:11hrs Wednesday 29th January 2020

Garry: Heavy rain for west and central Scotland this afternoon - snow over the mountains slowly turning to rain. Drizzly rain northwest England & Wales. Dry with sunny spells in the Midlands, south and east.


Issued: 16:59hrs Tuesday 28th January 2020

Garry: Showers continue to feed in from the west on a chilly wind this evening and tonight, wintry over hills with a mix of snow or hail.


Issued: 11:11hrs Tuesday 28th January 2020

Garry: Areas of showers for the southwest of England & Wales, Yorkshire & northwest, plus more persistent rain and hill snow for western Scotland and Ireland. Cool in the wind. Dry and sunny in the east.


Issued: 15:22hrs Monday 27th January 2020

Garry: Clusters of showers merging into longer spells of rain moving in from the west and southwest into the evening and night, with snow and hail. Icy conditions developing, with lying snow to low levels in places, focused west & northern areas.


Issued: 09:36hrs Monday 27th January 2020

Garry: Snow and hail showers affecting western Scotland today. Showers also in west and southern England & Wales, with some hail or hill snow. Drier and sunnier in east and central areas. Feeling cool.


Issued: 16:42hrs Sunday 26th January 2020

Claire: There's snow in the forecast overnight for the hills of Scotland, northern England and western Ireland while northern and western parts of England and Wales will see further rain. Colder temperatures to the north will also also for some icy patches to form.


Issued: 08:23hrs Sunday 26th January 2020

Claire: A band of rain works its way east across the country today. Staying dry to the far southeast until later this afternoon/into the early evening. Showers develop across western coasts & hills behind this band of rain. Winds picking up across the country too.


Issued: 16:35hrs Saturday 25th January 2020

Claire: Winds pick up overnight as low pressure arrives from the northwest. Winds reaching gale force for parts of the Western Isles while near gale force winds are expected for western parts of England, Ireland and Wales as well as northeast Scotland.


Issued: 08:29hrs Saturday 25th January 2020

Claire: Another rather cloudy day for the UK and Ireland with occasional light, drizzly showers for Irish Sea coasts. Light rain affecting northwestern parts of Scotland at times with more persistent rain arriving for northwestern parts of Ireland and Scotland later this evening.


Issued: 17:20hrs Friday 24th January 2020

Claire: Mostly cloudy across the UK and Ireland tonight which will keep temperatures above freezing for most. Clearer skies over southern parts of England however could allow a light frost to develop.


Issued: 12:01hrs Friday 24th January 2020

Claire: The risk of mist & fog developing all but disappears through the weekend as high pressure moves off to the southeast and lower pressure brings stronger winds and more mixed conditions in from the west once again.


Issued: 09:42hrs Friday 24th January 2020

Claire: A mostly dry but cloudy day across the UK and Ireland today. Showery outbreaks of light rain affecting northern parts of Scotland at times.


Issued: 17:16hrs Thursday 23th January 2020

Claire: Another misty murky might for parts of Ireland, England and Wales tonight. A band of patchy, drizzly rain affects parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland. Temperatures staying well above freezing for most.


Issued: 12:12hrs Thursday 23th January 2020

Claire: Continuing misty and murky across large parts of England, Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland this afternoon with drizzly outbreaks of rain for northwestern Scotland.


Issued: 08:14hrs Thursday 23th January 2020

Claire: Mist and fog will be slow to clear over parts of England, Ireland and Wales today. Mostly dry away from northwest Scotland where there will be patchy outbreaks of rain developing.


Issued: 15:07hrs Wednesday 22th January 2020

Simon: Staying fairly calm overnight. Broken cloud with some mist and fog patches. Drizzle affecting northwest Scotland.


Issued: 09:54hrs Wednesday 22th January 2020

Simon: A quiet day ahead for most. Mist and fog only slowly clearing England and Wales. Some drizzle in northern Scotland.


Issued: 10:58hrs Tuesday 21th January 2020

Simon: Best of the sunshine in eastern and southern areas, but cloud north and west.


Issued: 07:19hrs Tuesday 21th January 2020

Simon: A temperature contrast north to south across the country again today; milder north, colder south. Generaly a quiet day apart from some drizzle over western coasts of Scotland.


Issued: 17:21hrs Monday 20th January 2020

Simon: A cold night ahead. Some drizzle in the far north of Scotland.


Issued: 11:04hrs Monday 20th January 2020

Simon: Pressure continues to increase across the UK, here's the latest map.


Issued: 07:23hrs Monday 20th January 2020

Simon: Frosty through England, Wales and southern Ireland, but mild to the north.


Issued: 19:16hrs Sunday 19th January 2020

Simon: If you are feeling the pressure right now then you're not alone. Sennybridge in Powys has just topped a pressure of 1050mb !


Issued: 13:37hrs Sunday 19th January 2020

Garry: A widespread frost again tonight under clear skies and very high pressure - peaking above 1048mb - the strongest high in nearly 30 years over the UK. Local fog patches. Cloudier across Scotland.


Issued: 11:26hrs Sunday 19th January 2020

Garry: A crisp fine Sunday afternoon ahead for most places. Some high cloud drifting in across northern areas. Local fog banks around the West Midlands are still stubborn.


Issued: 12:04hrs Saturday 18th January 2020

Garry: A sunny Saturday afternoon for most places. Local wintry showers N/W Scotland. Frost forming quickly this evening under clear skies.


Issued: 09:14hrs Saturday 18th January 2020

Garry: A scattering of wintry showers across west & northern Scotland this morning. Generally dry elsewhere with sunshine. Chilly in the breeze in the north & east.


Issued: 17:29hrs Friday 17th January 2020

Garry: A chilly night ahead where skies clear, a touch of frost particularly in rural areas on Saturday morning. A few residual showers continue this evening.


Issued: 14:06hrs Friday 17th January 2020

Garry: Areas of rain, with some heavier showers bursts for the east & south of England, also western Scotland and Northern Ireland this afternoon. Drier for northwest England and eastern Scotland.


Issued: 09:46hrs Friday 17th January 2020

Garry: Areas of rain across Wales and northern England this morning. Showers in western Scotland. Showers will move east across central, south & eastern England into this afternoon, some heavy with hail and thunder.


Issued: 18:08hrs Thursday 16th January 2020

Simon: Rain clears eastern England by the early hours. Drier and cool for all, but showers in the west.


Issued: 07:32hrs Thursday 16th January 2020

Simon: Increasing winds in the west through today. Gales over western and southwest coasts as well as in Ireland this morning. Gusts could be over 60moh. Rain in the west to, edging east.


Issued: 21:29hrs Wednesday 15th January 2020

Simon: Dry for most tonight. Cloudier in west, few spots of drizzle on coasts later. Becoming windier in Ireland.


Issued: 07:22hrs Wednesday 15th January 2020

Simon: We've rain to clear southeast England, as well as gale force winds here, in the next few hours. Some showers in western Ireland and western Scotland too. Overall though, a brighter, quite day than yesterday.


Issued: 07:21hrs Wednesday 15th January 2020

Simon: A sharp temperature contrast north to south this evening, just 2C now in Scotland, 14C in southern England. More snow showers to come overnight in western Scotland with rain in southern and eastern England.


Issued: 19:10hrs Tuesday 14th January 2020

Simon: A sharp temperature contrast north to south this evening, just 2C now in Scotland, 14C in southern England. More snow showers to come overnight in western Scotland with rain in southern and eastern England.


Issued: 12:37hrs Tuesday 14th January 2020

Simon: now showing 65mph at Mumbles head and the winds increasing inland too.


Issued: 07:08hrs Tuesday 14th January 2020

Simon: More rain and gales are on their way to southwest England and southern Wales this morning (60mph on coasts), and then through central, southern and eastern England this afternoon (60-70mph). All the while northwest Scotland will have winds gusting over 50mph.


Issued: 16:37hrs Monday 13th January 2020

Simon: Severe gales overnight in western Scotland with snow showers on the hills here. A band of rain clears east this evening to be followed by showers in the west, but drier conditions inland.


Issued: 08:53hrs Monday 13th January 2020

Simon: Severe gales spreading eastwards through today, gusts of 80mph affecting western coasts, 50 to 60mph inland. There will be rain too, heaviest in Ireland, then passing east. More gales tomorrow, the focus for them over southern and central England and Wales.


Issued: 16:55hrs Sunday 12th January 2020

Claire: Winds noticeably strengthening over Ireland through the night with gusts of 45 to 50 mph possible inland and 70 mph or stronger possible for coasts.


Issued: 08:07hrs Sunday 12th January 2020

Claire: Rain tends to clear east through this morning and into the early afternoon to leave a brighter day for most though showers will persist for some western areas.


Issued: 16:39hrs Saturday 11th January 2020

Claire: Rain continues to move to the southeast overnight clearing away from Scotland and Northern Ireland. Showers, some heavy, affect western and northern coasts of Scotland and Ireland.


Issued: 11:43hrs Saturday 11th January 2020

Claire: Sustained wind speeds along Irish Sea coasts are currently ranging from near gale to severe gale force. Recent gusts of 56mph recorded at St Bees Head and Aberdaron, 54mph at Ronaldsway, 51mph at RAF Valley and 47mph at Dublin Airport.


Issued: 08:19hrs Saturday 11th January 2020

Claire: Wet & very windy for northern & western areas this morning. Drier to the south & east but windy here too. Staying dry for central & southern parts of England but increasingly cloudy as the day goes on.


Issued: 16:55hrs Friday 10th January 2020

Claire: Rain and gales spreading across northern and western parts of the country through tonight. Staying drier with clearer skies to the southeast where temperatures will drop furthest.


Issued: 11:41hrs Friday 10th January 2020

Claire: Cloud has been building over northwestern parts of the country through the morning & rain is now arriving to the west of Ireland accompanied by strengthening winds. Sustained winds speeds of 31mph at Belmullet & 29mph at Mace Head. Winds will continue to strengthen here through the afternoon reaching gale force (39 to 46mph) later.


Issued: 08:02hrs Friday 10th January 2020

Claire: A mostly dry and fine start to the day but cloud, rain and high winds arrive to the west later.


Issued: 15:41hrs Thursday 09th January 2020

Claire: Clear skies to the north and west will allow temperatures to fall low enough for a widespread frost to form here tonight. Milder to the south with rain clearing to the east by morning.


Issued: 12:23hrs Thursday 09th January 2020

Claire: One area of rain clears eastern Scotland while another has arrived over the West Country. This second area of rain will spread across southern England and into south Wales through this afternoon. Staying mostly dry elsewhere across the UK and Ireland.


Issued: 07:48hrs Thursday 09th January 2020

Claire:We've currently got an area of rain and snow affecting the north of England, southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. This clears east through the morning before another area of rain arrives over the southern UK later.


Issued: 19:56hrs Wednesday 08th January 2020

Simon: Rain now pushing north through Ireland, Wales and England, some of it heavy. Showers in western Scotland.


Issued: 07:27hrs Wednesday 08th January 2020

Simon: After a warm night with temperatures above the daytime averages in England and Wales, today brings heavy showers to Scotland, cloudier skies further south with some rain in the far south of England, this then spreads north tonight.


Issued: 16:28hrs Tuesday 07th January 2020

Simon: Rain in western Scotland tonight, staying breezy. Rather cloudy elsewhere with some drizzle on western coasts and hills.


Issued: 07:32hrs Tuesday 07th January 2020

Simon: Severe gales in Scotland, northern England and Ireland today. Rain north and west too.


Issued: 14:24hrs Monday 06th January 2020

Simon: Rain continues to pass east this afternoon, some torrential squall rain for a tome running east along the M4.


Issued: 07:40hrs Monday 06th January 2020

Simon: Rain into Ireland now, passing eastwards across the UK through today. Turning brighter and drier in the west as the rain clears, although showers in western Scotland.


Issued: 16:58hrs Sunday 05th January 2020

Claire:Rain easing this evening to leave most areas dry overnight. Strong winds and heavy rain arrive to the far west of Ireland by morning.


Issued: 11:39hrs Sunday 05th January 2020

Claire: Winds strengthening now to the northwest where they'll stay pretty strong over the coming few days. Peak low level gusts today include 48mph at Aultbea, 46mph at Kirkwall, 45mph at Benbecula and 42mph at both Stornoway and Belmullet.


Issued: 08:44hrs Sunday 05th January 2020

Claire: Mostly cloudy this morning with drizzly rain for western coasts and hills of England, Ireland and Wales and outbreaks of rain for northern Scotland. The best of any brightness through this morning for eastern parts of England and Wales and southeast Ireland.


Issued: 16:51hrs Saturday 04th January 2020

Claire: Southeastern and eastern parts of England could see a light frost develop tonight as temperatures drop into the low single digits under clearer skies. Milder elsewhere with plenty of cloud around.


Issued: 08:33hrs Saturday 04th January 2020

Claire: Outbreaks of rain affect northern parts of Scotland today while it stays mostly dry elsewhere. Western hills and coasts could see some drizzle or light rain at times. The best of any brightness to the south and east.


Issued: 13:06hrs Friday 03th January 2020

Simon: Some good spells of sunshine this afternoon for many. Cloud finally clearing the southeast. Showers in northern and western Scotland.


Issued: 06:57hrs Friday 03th January 2020

Simon: Outbreaks of rain in southeast England, some of them heavy, will be fading in the next couple of hours. Showers in northern and western Scotland. Dry elsewhere with sunny spells and turning colder for all.


Issued: 16:46hrs Thursday 02th January 2020

Claire: Turning chillier tonight over Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Cold enough in Scotland for some frost and ice patches to develop.


Issued: 11:48hrs Thursday 02th January 2020

Claire: Any early brightness over eastern areas is now fading as cloud builds steadily from the west. Rain continues to spread southeast through this afternoon but staying dry for much of central and eastern England.


Issued: 08:28hrs Thursday 02th January 2020

Claire: Rain spreads southeastward through today though central and southeastern parts of England should stay dry but rather cloudy. Winds pick up too with gales for western coastal areas.


Issued: 17:06hrs Wednesday 01th January 2020

Claire: Winds strengthening overnight reaching gale force for some western coastal areas and severe gale force for the Western Isles and the northwest of Scotland. Calmer to the southeast.


Issued: 12:17hrs Wednesday 01th January 2020

Claire: The best chance of any sunshine to the east this afternoon with western areas staying mostly cloudy. A few light showers possible for northwest Scotland and the southwest of England.


Issued: 08:23hrs Wednesday 01th January 2020

Claire: The new year brings a mostly dry day to the UK and Ireland. Light, drizzly rain may affect S Ireland, NW Scotland and the far SW of the UK at times. Rather cloudy too with the best chance of sunny spells for eastern areas.


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