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Scratchbox - December 31, 2020
Issued: 16:20hrs Thursday 31th December 2020

A cold night for most to come. Clear spells across much of England and Wales but where the cloud, rain and sleet remains to the north of England temperatures wont get as cold here. Rain will eventually clear to the southeast of Ireland and wintry showers continue for northern Scotland.


Issued: 12:33hrs Thursday 31th December 2020

Alexi: Snow in the north is now affecting The Borders region and pushing into northern areas of England with rain on the back edge of it. Showers pushing down Northern Ireland and showers, these wintry, flowing on a continuous feed down western coasts still. Dry elsewhere with good amounts of sunshine.


Issued: 08:52hrs Thursday 31th December 2020

Alexi: Snow then sleet and rain is pushing southwards across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland this morning and will move into northern England late morning and into the afternoon. Elsewhere, showers will continue down western coasts, wintry in places. Drier elsewhere.


Issued: 16:59hrs Wednesday 30th December 2020

Alexi: Wintry showers continuing along northern and down western coasts tonight. A cold night with a widespread frost forecast with an ice risk tomorrow.


Issued: 11:13hrs Wednesday 30th December 2020

Alexi: It is turning into a beautiful day for many across the northern half of the country, while the southern half is seeing more in the way of cloud and of course rain affecting the southwest. Conditions brightening up across northern and central England this afternoon.


Issued: 08:09hrs Wednesday 30th December 2020

Alexi: Good morning, our current north to north-westerly wind today will bring wintry showers to northern areas and mainly western coasts. A separate wave will also bring mostly rain but some sleet and snow over higher ground to southern Ireland, south wales and southwest England through the day.


Issued: 16:46hrs Tuesday 29th December 2020

Claire: Another cold night to come with overnight lows around or below freezing for most. A widespread frost is expected as well as ice patches. Temperatures could drop to -10C or colder in sheltered spots in the Scottish Highlands.


Issued: 11:41hrs Tuesday 29th December 2020

Claire: The area of rain, sleet and snow currently affecting east Wales and the West Midlands continues to move south this afternoon, easing as it goes. Wintry showers for coasts and hills elsewhere across the region.


Issued: 08:09hrs Tuesday 29th December 2020

Claire: It was a chilly one last night with many of you across Britain waking up to sub-zero temperatures. Temperatures are on the rise and most areas will see highs of 3 to 6C today.


Issued: 16:17hrs Monday 28th December 2020

Claire: Sub-zero temperatures over much of Scotland, northern and western England and central and eastern Wales will bring a widespread frost and ice patches here tonight.


Issued: 11:47hrs Monday 28th December 2020

Claire: The latest radar imagery shows areas of sleet and snow continuing over western Scotland, east Wales and the south West Midlands. Rain affecting Northern Ireland and eastern Ireland with some showers around to the east of the UK.


Issued: 08:07hrs Monday 28th December 2020

Claire: A cold start away from western coasts this morning with northerly gales for Ireland and the far west of the UK. Wintry showers affect coastal areas with some sleet and snow affecting parts of Wales and western England too.


Issued: 16:27hrs Sunday 27th December 2020

Alexi: A cold night tonight with a frost expected into tomorrow morning. A mix of rain, sleet and snow expected in the north and west while staying mainly dry further east.


Issued: 11:21hrs Sunday 27th December 2020

Alexi: Some heavy sleet and snow showers in the north today. Plenty of dry and bright conditions to be had across eastern and southern areas. Rain has now largely cleared the far southeast.


Issued: 08:14hrs Sunday 27th December 2020

Alexi: Rain will clear the southeast corner of England this morning with dry conditions behind. Rain, sleet and snow showers across western parts with brighter and drier conditions further east today.


Issued: 16:26hrs Saturday 26th December 2020

Alexi: A wet night ahead as a cold front sinks south down the country. Hefty winds too so be safe while Storm Bella passes through.


Issued: 11:26hrs Saturday 26th December 2020

Alexi: Windy is the theme for today. High winds will become widespread across the country through the afternoon with gusts in excess of 50-60mph in exposed places. Gusts are already creeping up to 40-50+mph for some.


Issued: 08:01hrs Saturday 26th December 2020

Alexi: Happy Boxing Day everyone! Much breezier today compared to yesterday. Expect strong to gale force winds in places and heavy rain at times all thanks to the incoming Storm Bella.


Issued: 16:05hrs Friday 25th December 2020

Garry: Not as cold tonight as westerly winds strengthen, although frost still in the ground for some places. Rain moving in from the northwest. A wild Boxing Day ahead, severe gales later for the south.


Issued: 09:05hrs Friday 25th December 2020

Garry: Merry Christmas! It's a frosty morning out there, but fair and bright for many places today. Winds will increase across Scotland, and some rain preceded by snow flurries will move into the West Highlands.


Issued: 07:47hrs Thursday 24th December 2020

Simon: A colder morning for Christmas Eve for many, Some wintry showers around western northern and eastern coasts and hills, these falling as snow. Sunshine for many through today.


Issued: 15:54hrs Wednesday 23th December 2020

Simon: Staying wet and cold this evening across much of England and Wales. Drier in Scotland and Ireland. Colder air spread south tonight. A much brighter day in prospect tomorrow.


Issued: 11:00hrs Wednesday 23th December 2020

Simon: Increasingly wet through Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia this afternoon. Some bits of snow over the tops of the Pennines and Welsh hills too, perhaps even over high ground of central England later. Colder Scotland, best sunshine here.


Issued: 08:11hrs Wednesday 23th December 2020

Simon: Rain affecting many parts of England and Wales today, tending to become more persistent into this afternoon. Mild in southern areas. Brighter and cooler in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a few showers on coasts.


Issued: 22:24hrs Tuesday 22th December 2020

Simon: Get set for a wet and cold day through parts of the Midlands and Wales on Wednesday. Chilly yet brighter to the north. Milder in the south.


Issued: 14:35hrs Tuesday 22th December 2020

Simon: Rain now spreading northeast through Southern Ireland, Wales and southwest England. This becomes heavier in much of Ireland, England and Wales tonight.


Issued: 11:03hrs Tuesday 22th December 2020

Simon: Showers in western Scotland this afternoon. More persistent rain into Southern Ireland and eventually southwest England. Dry and chilly for other areas.


Issued: 07:14hrs Tuesday 22th December 2020

Simon: A north-south temperature Ann wester contrast today. The far south of England and Wales will be mild and cloudy, some drizzle, but also rain I the southwest and Southern Ireland becoming more persistent. Brighter as you head north, best sunshine in Eastern Scotland, a few showers in the west.


Issued: 12:05hrs Monday 21th December 2020

Simon: More rain and drizzle this afternoon across Northern England and western Scotland. Another area of rain arrives in southwest England.


Issued: 08:21hrs Monday 21th December 2020

Simon: Colder weather is on it's way for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A brief rise in temperatures for Boxing Day, but then the cold returns Sunday (as shown in this graph. Sleet and snow is possible too. We will keep you informed.


Issued: 07:59hrs Monday 21th December 2020

Simon: A mild day ahead. Periods of rain for most. Best of the weather in Eastern Scotland.


Issued: 15:50hrs Sunday 20th December 2020

Claire: Unseasonably mild temperatures over southern parts of England and Wales at the start of the week but, across the country, temperatures take a tumble as we head towards Christmas.


Issued: 11:10hrs Sunday 20th December 2020

Claire: Cloud already starting to thicken over southwest Ireland. It will continue to do so through this afternoon with rain arriving here later.


Issued: 07:23hrs Sunday 20th December 2020

Claire: A mixed day today with sunny spells and blustery showers. Showers most frequent to the west, where they may be quite lively with hail and thunder at times, and along the south coast of England. Staying dry for many eastern areas with the best of the sun over eastern Scotland.


Issued: 16:54hrs Saturday 19th December 2020

Claire: Further showers over western and southern areas overnight. Some of these showers will continue to be thundery with the potential for some hail as well.


Issued: 11:59hrs Saturday 19th December 2020

Claire: Frequent showers this afternoon, especially over western areas. Some thunder and hail expected to the west of Scotland and over southwestern parts of the UK.


Issued: 08:05hrs Saturday 19th December 2020

Claire: Rain clears eastern England this morning leaving a mixed day of sunny spells and showers across the UK and Ireland. Showers will be mainly focussed in the west where they may be rather lively at times.


Issued: 16:36hrs Friday 18th December 2020

Alexi: Tonight, the heavier rain will continue in the west where there will be a risk of localised flooding. Patchy rain further east and showers across Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Issued: 11:32hrs Friday 18th December 2020

Alexi: Rain tracking eastwards today, heavy in places in the west, but brighter spells are developing across western Ireland now that the rain has cleared here.


Issued: 08:06hrs Friday 18th December 2020

Alexi: A mild night last night with many places staying above double figures. This morning, rain is on its way edging in from the west.


Issued: 16:56hrs Thursday 17th December 2020

Alexi: Rain will continue to spread eastwards overnight and reaching the far southeast just before dawn.


Issued: 13:57hrs Thursday 17th December 2020

Alexi: Bright in the east but more in the way of cloud and showers in the west. Rain now pushing in to western parts of Ireland.


Issued: 08:27hrs Thursday 17th December 2020

Alexi: A weak ridge is expected to build this morning, although some showers are still expected in the west, particularly and more so the northwest. However, more rain will push into the far west this afternoon.


Issued: 15:48hrs Wednesday 16th December 2020

Simon: Rain will be clearing east tonight, drier weather following. A few showers on western coasts and hills. Breezy and mild too.


Issued: 09:59hrs Wednesday 16th December 2020

Simon: Colder signals for next week, from Christmas Eve onwards, potential for wintry conditions too.


Issued: 07:03hrs Wednesday 16th December 2020

Simon: Rain in the west this morning, heading eastwards through the day. Wetter in Scotland.


Issued: 11:55hrs Tuesday 15th December 2020

Simon: Showers continuing this afternoon in western parts of the UK and through southern counties of England. Drier for others with sunny spells.


Issued: 06:04hrs Tuesday 15th December 2020

Simon: Heavy showers in the west and south through today. Drier with the best sunshine in the east. Mild for most.


Issued: 17:09hrs Monday 14th December 2020

Rain: Rain in the southeast corner of England but this should clear through the early hours of tomorrow. Showers still feeding into western areas and along some southern coasts. Largely dry elsewhere. Minimum temps should remain above zero.


Issued: 13:37hrs Monday 14th December 2020

Alexi: Some rather sharp showers about in places, particularly so across Wales and southeast England currently. More persistent rain will push into the south and southeast of England over the coming hours. Showers continuing elsewhere.


Issued: 08:53hrs Monday 14th December 2020

Alexi: Rain in the north for at least this morning with showers across many western areas further south. Best of any sunny spells further south and east. Rain into southern and southeast England later.


Issued: 16:59hrs Sunday 13th December 2020

Alexi: Tonight, rain will clear to the east of many places with showers developing behind with the showers merging into longer spells of rain across parts of Scotland and northwest England at times. Breezy yet mild with frosts not expected.


Issued: 14:58hrs Sunday 13th December 2020

Alexi: Still wet out there but temperatures are responding to being in a warm sector across southern areas. The cold front is starting to push in across southwestern areas now.


Issued: 07:51hrs Sunday 13th December 2020

Alexi: Rain will continue to track eastwards this morning so expect a bit of a soggy day today. Southerly winds too will steadily increase.


Issued: 16:47hrs Saturday 12th December 2020

Alexi: Rain spreading eastwards into western areas tonight but plenty of places across the UK staying dry. Chilly conditions across much of the country although we should stay largely frost free although some rural areas under clear skies might see a touch of frost by dawn. In fact milder air starts to come in to the far southwest of Ireland, England and Wales.


Issued: 08:00hrs Saturday 12th December 2020

Alexi: Bit of a soggy start for Scotland and many parts of northern England this morning but conditions should improve from the west later on.


Issued: 16:27hrs Friday 11th December 2020

Claire: A mostly cloudy night ahead with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle for much of the UK which keeps temperatures well above freezing. Drier over Ireland and Northern Ireland with some clear spells allowing overnight lows to drop a bit further here.


Issued: 12:03hrs Friday 11th December 2020

Claire: Patchy outbreaks of rain and showers continue to spread from the west through this afternoon with heavy rain continuing to fall on parts of Tayside and Aberdeenshire. Drier for a time later over south-central England and western Ireland.


Issued: 08:09hrs Friday 11th December 2020

Claire: Showers and outbreaks of rain for many today. Wettest in northeast Scotland. Some brightness developing in the south at times where it will be a milder day too.


Issued: 16:58hrs Thursday 10th December 2020

Claire: Outbreaks of rain spread east over the UK overnight clearing into the North Sea for most areas by Friday morning. Rain becomes more persistent over northeast Scotland.


Issued: 12:41hrs Thursday 10th December 2020

Claire: Some brightness spreading from eastern Ireland into southwestern parts of the UK this afternoon. Elsewhere it stays cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain over the north of England, Scotland and western Ireland.


Issued: 08:07hrs Thursday 10th December 2020

Claire: Staying rather cloudy for most areas today with outbreaks of rain for some. These mostly in the west at first but spreading to central and eastern areas later this evening.


Issued: 18:33hrs Wednesday 09th December 2020

Simon: Damp tonight over Ireland and the west of the UK with periods of rain. Some of the rain may be heavy in the southwest and southern Wales this evening and at first. Drier in the east.


Issued: 14:12hrs Wednesday 09th December 2020

Simon: Rain now across Ireland and the west of Cornwall. All heading slowly east.


Issued: 14:01hrs Wednesday 09th December 2020

Simon: Rain now across Ireland and the west of Cornwall. All heading slowly east.


Issued: 07:10hrs Wednesday 09th December 2020

Simon: Patchy rain i the east for the next couple of hours. Becoming brighter and drier for most. Then more rain into western Ireland, this spreading east to be in the western Uk by this evening.


Issued: 13:06hrs Tuesday 08th December 2020

Simon: A cool afternoon with rain across Northern England and Scotland. A few showers in Wales and southwest England. Staying dry in central and southeastern England as well as East Anglia.


Issued: 07:12hrs Tuesday 08th December 2020

Simon: Our troublesome area of low pressure heads into Scotland today. The rain associated with it brings a wet morning here, the rain then slipping into Northern Ireland and northern England. Some heavy showers in Wales. Windy north. Drier elsewhere but foggy for some. Chilly for all.


Issued: 18:55hrs Monday 07th December 2020

Alexi: Rain will spread across much of Scotland tonight with winds strengthening along the coasts. Snow is likely to fall over the higher ground mainly. Largely dry elsewhere but with showers along western coasts and in the southeast of England.


Issued: 12:25hrs Monday 07th December 2020

Alexi: There is still quite a lot of fog about in the south and west. Some places may hold on to it through the afternoon too. Cloud now spilling in from the east with outbreaks of rain pushing in to north- eastern parts of the UK.


Issued: 07:40hrs Monday 07th December 2020

Alexi: Good morning, it was a cold night last night with many places dipping below zero so watch out for ice first thing. Dry for many today but north and east Scotland should expect rain later on.


Issued: 17:04hrs Sunday 06th December 2020

Alexi: Expect patchy drizzle to continue across northern and central areas of England tonight with showers still affecting northern Scotland and western Wales. Largely dry elsewhere with light winds so mist and fog is likely to develop again in places.


Issued: 12:50hrs Sunday 06th December 2020

Alexi: We are going to continue with cloudy and drizzly conditions across much of northern and central England this afternoon. Still mist patches across southern England and Ireland. Brighter conditions and drier weather elsewhere although showers peppering the north of Scotland.


Issued: 08:06hrs Sunday 06th December 2020

Alexi: What's instore for us today, well there will be rather a lot of cloud about with the far west seeing the best of any sunshine. Showers will be rather pesky too, particularly so in the east. Light rain across central areas should largely fizzle out although some bits and pieces will stick around all day long.


Issued: 16:42hrs Saturday 05th December 2020

Alexi: The filling area of low pressure to the south of England continues to track towards France swirling showers around the peripheral of the low centre. Tonight expect showers to continue in the east but also across the far southeast of England as well as northern Scotland. Largely dry for many.


Issued: 13:28hrs Saturday 05th December 2020

Alexi: Still with brisk winds about across Ireland and the southwest of England this afternoon. Showers or longer spells of rain still circulating around the area of low pressure now over the English Channel. Heavy bursts of rain at times across southern Scotland and northern England.


Issued: 08:12hrs Saturday 05th December 2020

Alexi: Good morning, there is quite a lot of weather going on currently and winds are pretty hefty too in the west this morning. Some more exposed places in the southwest of England, Wales and across Ireland are reaching and exceeding 50mph gusts.


Issued: 16:31hrs Friday 04th December 2020

Claire: A thick blanket of cloud over the UK and Ireland tonight will largely keep temperatures above freezing. Where clearer spots develop, temperatures will drop and frost and ice will be quick to form.


Issued: 12:17hrs Friday 04th December 2020

Claire: We have two main areas of rain, sleet and snow circulating around an area of low pressure over eastern England this afternoon - these affecting most areas with the exception of the south of England where it will tend to be drier.


Issued: 08:15hrs Friday 04th December 2020

Claire: A cold day across the UK and Ireland today with outbreaks of rain, sleet and/or snow affecting most areas. Breezy too with coastal gales developing.


Issued: 16:32hrs Thursday 03th December 2020

Claire: A chilly night ahead with patches of ice likely to form over parts of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Further snow expected too, mainly over the Scottish and Welsh mountains as well as over higher ground in the north of England. Some snow could fall to lower levels over Scotland for a time.


Issued: 12:08hrs Thursday 03th December 2020

Claire: Latest radar imagery shows snow mainly confined to western Scotland and higher ground in the north of England. The best of any sun this afternoon will be confined to the north and west.


Issued: 08:10hrs Thursday 03th December 2020

Claire: Feeling cold for all today with outbreaks of rain for England and Wales. This locally heavy to the south and southeast. Wintry showers affect Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland - these mainly in the west. Some good spells of sunshine develop to the east here.


Issued: 15:28hrs Wednesday 02th December 2020

Simon: The forecast precipitation type chart for 3am Thursday morning showing predominantly snow (showers), north Wales, NW England and Ireland, some sleet on hills in SW England.


Issued: 12:19hrs Wednesday 02th December 2020

Simon: More snow showers in central and western Scotland this afternoon.


Issued: 07:24hrs Wednesday 02th December 2020

Simon: Band of showery rain passes through northern and western areas this morning, reaching eastern and southern parts later. Plenty of cloud around for many, then turning brighter in north & west. heavy showers west Scotland, quickly turning to hill snow here. Milder southwest, cooler for others.


Issued: 14:51hrs Tuesday 01th December 2020

Simon: A first tonight in East Anglia and southeast England. More cloud north and west with temperatures above freezing. All change for Wednesday as colder air spreads east and south, snow showers in western Scotland.


Issued: 07:23hrs Tuesday 01th December 2020

Simon: Chillier for today for many. Some cloud in the west and spots of drizzle on coasts. A few morning showers in East Anglia.


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