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Scratchbox - December 31, 2019
Issued: 16:56hrs Tuesday 31th December 2019

Claire: Clear skies for many tonight, particularly for eastern areas, though there will also be patches of mist and fog developing. Northeastern areas also at risk of a frost with some ice patches possible too.


Issued: 11:54hrs Tuesday 31th December 2019

Claire: A cloudy afternoon for southern areas with the chance of some showers for the West Country. Also a chance of a shower or two developing over the Midlands. Dry elsewhere.


Issued: 08:28hrs Tuesday 31th December 2019

Claire: Patches of fog and mist and drizzly showers affecting southern areas this morning. Drier and brighter for northern areas. Fog and mist should slowly clear while showers should also ease too to leave a dry and fine end to the day (and year!) for most


Issued: 20:43hrs Monday 30th December 2019

Simon: Dry overnight. Variable cloud, most England, Wales and Ireland. Clearer skies in Scotland with a slight frost here.


Issued: 08:41hrs Monday 30th December 2019

Simon: Rain in Scotland this morning as well as western Ireland. Generally dry elsewhere.


Issued: 16:53hrs Sunday 29th December 2019

Claire: Plenty of mist and fog patches forming overnight. Some of these will be slow to lift, if they lift at all, on Monday.


Issued: 13:11hrs Sunday 29th December 2019

Claire: Further outbreaks of rain for far northwestern and northern parts of Scotland this afternoon. Mostly cloudy elsewhere though the sun will break through at times to the south.


Issued: 08:15hrs Sunday 29th December 2019

Claire: Outbreaks of rain for northwestern Scotland but largely dry elsewhere with isolated showers. These tending to ease through the day. Feeling mild to the north.


Issued: 12:23hrs Saturday 28th December 2019

Garry: Extensive cloud across the country today. Persistent heavy rain in western Scotland. Mild temperatures for all.


Issued: 15:48hrs Friday 27th December 2019

Garry: Murky but not cold into this evening and tonight. Southerly winds prevail this weekend, bringing some very mild temperatures across the UK.


Issued: 15:26hrs Thursday 26th December 2019

Simon: Plenty of cloud this evening, some outbreaks of rain in all but NE Scotland. Breaks may occur in the cloud tonight in southern England, the Midlands,. northern England and Scotland, and if they do occur there is a risk of a touch of ground frost.


Issued: 09:00hrs Thursday 26th December 2019

Garry: It's a grey Boxing Day for many places, with rain heavy at times for England, Wales and southern Scotland. Drier toward the northeast. Temperatures 5 to 10C.


Issued: 07:09hrs Wednesday 25th December 2019

Simon: Happy Christmas! It's a fair start to the morning. Temperatures generally just above freezing, although a frost in Scotland. The day is set fair, although cloud increases in Ireland and southwest England this afternoon.


Issued: 13:36hrs Tuesday 24th December 2019

Simon: Showers fading through this afternoon and evening, although there are some heavy ones still to come in southern Wales and southwest England.


Issued: 08:15hrs Tuesday 24th December 2019

Simon: A couple of areas of rain and showers this Christmas Eve morning. One over southern Scotland & NE England, another in S Ireland and S England.


Issued: 18:10hrs Monday 23th December 2019

Simon: Showery bursts of rain passing east through southern Ireland, Wales, central and southern England overnight. A few showery bursts of rain in southern Scotland, although these fading.


Issued: 12:28hrs Monday 23th December 2019

Simon: More rain in southern and western Scotland today, but tending to ease in intensity. Generally fair elsewhere.


Issued: 08:00hrs Monday 23th December 2019

Simon: Not a bad day today with some pleasant sunny spells for many after morning showers clear. Some heavier bursts of rain in western Scotland at first, but these tending to ease to patchy rain this afternoon.


Issued: 15:59hrs Sunday 22th December 2019

Simon: Some showers over western coasts and hills tonight, but mostly dry with clearing skies elsewhere. A frost in central Scotland.


Issued: 06:56hrs Sunday 22th December 2019

Simon: Rain in eastern England this morning only slowly clearing east, perhaps by lunchtime. Drier and brighter north and west although there are showers. These heavy at times in Ireland, southwest England and western Scotland.


Issued: 16:55hrs Saturday 21th December 2019

Claire: Rain for southern areas tonight, generally clearing to the east. Elsewhere we could see some mist & fog forming for Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, northern England & north Wales. Clearer skies over northern Scotland could allow some frost & ice patches to form.


Issued: 11:55hrs Saturday 21th December 2019

Claire: Rain arriving from the southwest through this afternoon accompanied by strengthening winds. Showers elsewhere, some of these heavy for western coasts.


Issued: 08:20hrs Saturday 21th December 2019

Claire: A band of heavy rain clears to the east from southern England this morning. There will be showers around for many in the west and across the rest of England as well this morning. Drier to the east. More rain arriving to the south later.


Issued: 17:06hrs Friday 20th December 2019

Claire: Some dense patches of fog for Northern Ireland tonight with some isolated patches of mist or fog forming for northern and southern parts of Ireland, across Wales and for central and southern England.


Issued: 12:13hrs Friday 20th December 2019

Claire: We've seen some heavy rain across SE England this morning and there's more on the way this afternoon. Several areas have already seen in excess of 20mm through the past 12 hours.


Issued: 08:06hrs Friday 20th December 2019

Claire: Rain across southeastern England will be slow to clear today. Showery rain also affecting western Scotland and northern parts of the island of Ireland through the day.


Issued: 16:36hrs Thursday 19th December 2019

Claire: A wet night ahead for northwestern and southeastern parts of the British Isles. One area of rain clears away to the northwest while a front brings rain into southeastern England. Temperatures widely staying above freezing though a patchy frost and isolated fog patches could develop for some.


Issued: 13:57hrs Thursday 19th December 2019

Claire: Rain will spread across the Midlands and into northern England through the second part of this afternoon. Also spreading northward across eastern Ireland and into Northern Ireland too. Staying dry for much of Scotland with a few bright spells before the sun sets.


Issued: 12:16hrs Thursday 19th December 2019

Simon: Heavy bursts of raining Ireland and the west of the UK this afternoon, slowly edging east.


Issued: 08:14hrs Thursday 19th December 2019

Claire: Rain easing for northern England/southern Scotland through this morning before another area of, often heavy, rain arrives over southern parts of England and Wales later. Mostly dry elsewhere but breezy. Feeling milder than it has done of late.


Issued: 10:53hrs Wednesday 18th December 2019

Simon: Heavy bursts of raining Ireland and the west of the UK this afternoon, slowly edging east.


Issued: 06:59hrs Wednesday 18th December 2019

Simon: There's fog this morning in the Midlands, northern England and Scotland. Temperatures are close to freezing in many areas to start the day. Rain in Ireland is already moving eastwards and this will reach the west of the the UK this afternoon as the winds pick up too.


Issued: 17:35hrs Tuesday 17th December 2019

Simon: Freezing fog is already starting to re-form. These charts showing where the worst of it is predicted to be (red colours).


Issued: 11:31hrs Tuesday 17th December 2019

Simon: More rain in the southeast this afternoon although it should clear later. Some further showers in eastern Scotland. Mostly dry elsewhere with any fog lifting. Best sunshine always in Ireland and western UK.


Issued: 06:52hrs Tuesday 17th December 2019

Simon: Dense, freezing fog this morning in Wales, the Midlands and northern England. Rain to the southeast. Some freezing rain in Scotland.


Issued: 18:04hrs Monday 16th December 2019

Simon: Freezing fog could become dense and widespread through Wales, the Midlands, northern England, Scotland and Ireland.


Issued: 14:48hrs Monday 16th December 2019

Simon: A frost tonight over many central and northern areas, but too much cloud in the south with rain in the southeast.


Issued: 09:52hrs Monday 16th December 2019

Simon: A general uplift in temperatures this week, although remaining unsettled.


Issued: 07:49hrs Monday 16th December 2019

Simon: Some rain in southeast England this morning. Sleety showers in eastern Scotland with heavier showers to the the west. A further area of showery rain in northern England. Icy roads in northern Scotland.


Issued: 17:08hrs Sunday 15th December 2019

Claire: A cold night for northern and western areas with a widespread frost and ice patches forming. Milder to the southeast.


Issued: 08:32hrs Sunday 15th December 2019

Claire: Sunshine and showers is the order of the day. Showers most frequent to the west - merging to give longer spells of rain to the southwest - and turning wintry over higher ground. A chilly day with highs of just 2 to 7C for most of us, 8 or 9C to the far south.


Issued: 17:25hrs Saturday 14th December 2019

Claire: A chilly night ahead across the country with a widespread frost and ice patches expected.


Issued: 13:59hrs Saturday 14th December 2019

Claire: Radar imagery shows showers of rain, sleet and snow for northern and southern parts of the island of Ireland, western and central Scotland and across the north of England. Showers should ease across England before another band of more persistent precipitation moves into the southwest later.


Issued: 08:20hrs Saturday 14th December 2019

Claire: A windy night through the English Channel last night. Selected peak gusts included 60mph at the Isle of Portland, 58mph at St Catherines Point and 57mph at Camborne. Windy too around Ireland with peak gusts of 70mph at Mace Head and 60mph at Shannon. Staying breezy for western and southern parts of the British Isles through today.


Issued: 17:01hrs Friday 13th December 2019

Claire: Further showers and outbreaks of rain tonight, mainly for western parts of Ireland and the UK. A chilly night too for northern and western areas, slightly milder to the southeast. Windy too with coastal gales for many southern areas.


Issued: 12:22hrs Friday 13th December 2019

Claire: It's been a wet morning for many in Northern Ireland, eastern Scotland, North Wales, the East Midlands, East England and the southeast of England with more rain on the way for most of these areas through the afternoon. Drying up to the southeast before another band of rain moves into the southwest later.


Issued: 08:18hrs Friday 13th December 2019

Claire: Showers and outbreaks of rain affecting many today. Wettest areas will be eastern Scotland, north Wales and the southeast of England. Drier for northeastern England and northwest Scotland.


Issued: 16:52hrs Thursday 12th December 2019

A windy night for the southwestern half of the British Isles with winds increasing to severe gale force for many coastal areas of Ireland, Wales and western and southern England.


Issued: 08:17hrs Thursday 12th December 2019

Claire: Very wet for southern parts of England this morning with a bit of a breeze here too. Outbreaks of showers/rain for many western areas, drier east.


Issued: 17:40hrs Wednesday 11th December 2019

Simon: A frost develops tonight. Watch for icy patches on roads and pavements. Further heavy snow showers over the high ground of western Scotland.


Issued: 13:15hrs Wednesday 11th December 2019

Simon: Further heavy showers this afternoon, mainly in the west, but then transferring eastwards. Snow is falling on hills of Scotland.


Issued: 07:19hrs Wednesday 11th December 2019

Simon: mHeavy showers in the north and west this morning, these push east during the day. The showers will be wintry over the hills, and it will be feeling cold for all of us with a significant wind-chill.


Issued: 17:57hrs Tuesday 10th December 2019

Simon: Heavy rain now passing eastwards through southern Scotland, northern and western England and Wales. The rain heavy and squally at times. Blustery showers now into Ireland.


Issued: 07:01hrs Tuesday 10th December 2019

Simon: A chilly start to the day in eastern England, but temperatures lifting as wind, cl9ud and rain spread from the west. Gusts are already above 60,ph in northern and western areas with these gusts spreading east.


Issued: 17:14hrs Monday 09th December 2019

Simon: A frost tonight in many areas of the UK at first tonight, but temperatures increasing from the west as cloud increases.


Issued: 12:27hrs Monday 09th December 2019

Simon: A better afternoon as wends have now eased and a temporary ridge of high pressure is building. Make sure all is prepared for more severe gales tomorrow though.


Issued: 07:35hrs Monday 09th December 2019

Simon: It's been a very windy night, Aberdaron in west Wales topping the speed list at lower level stations with 77mph.


Issued: 17:26hrs Sunday 08th December 2019

Claire: The strongest winds through the second part of the night (early Monday morning) will be focussed over Wales and southwest England where gusts could reach up to 70mph for some inland areas.


Issued: 13:17hrs Sunday 08th December 2019

Claire: Winds at near gale force (Force 7) for many western areas now. Increasing further through this afternoon and evening. Selected peak gusts so far include 71mph at Ballypatrick, 67mph at Islay and Mace Head, 65mph at Glen Ogle, 62mph at Valentia and 60mph at Dinner Camp, Shannon and Bingley.


Issued: 08:26hrs Sunday 08th December 2019

Claire: Sunny spells with heavy, blustery showers for many today. Showers heaviest and most frequent to the west and they may be thundery with hail at times. Rain developing over Ireland later. Very windy.


Issued: 17:01hrs Saturday 07th December 2019

Claire: Winds picking up already to the west and rising further through the night. Gusts of 47mph recorded at Belmullet, 45mph at Aberdaron, 42mph at Mace Head and Malin Head and 39mph on the Isle of Man.


Issued: 14:23hrs Saturday 07th December 2019

Claire: Pressure is falling now across the UK and Ireland as a deep cyclone approaches the northwest. Tendency for pressure to fall will continue through the next 24 hours or so as the centre of the low passes eastward to the north of the UK tomorrow.


Issued: 17:03hrs Friday 06th December 2019

Claire: Rain easing for most overnight though some showers persist over northern and western areas. Winds will generally ease overnight and temperatures are expected to stay above freezing for most.


Issued: 12:13hrs Friday 06th December 2019

Claire: Sustained winds near gale force to the south of Ireland & through the English Channel today. Peak gusts so far of 47mph for the Isle of Portland, 45mph at Sherkin, 44mph at St Catherine's Point & 43mph at both Plymouth & Langdon Bay. Winds staying at this strength through the Channel until this evening.


Issued: 07:57hrs Friday 06th December 2019

Claire: Outbreaks of rain gradually clear to the southeast throughout the day with brighter conditions and some showers following to the west later.


Issued: 16:38hrs Thursday 05th December 2019

Claire: Showery outbreaks of rain spreading southeast overnight into Friday morning. Winds generally easing for northern areas, staying breezy to the south.


Issued: 13:52hrs Thursday 05th December 2019

Claire: Winds starting to ease now for northern parts of the UK but continuing to rise for Ireland and western parts of the UK. Selected peak gusts so far today include 54mph at Aberdaron, 53mph at Ballypatrick, 52mph at Malin Head and 49mph at Belmullet.


Issued: 08:05hrs Thursday 05th December 2019

Claire: Outbreaks of rain spread from the west across many areas today. Very wet for western parts of Scotland. Probably staying dry for south Wales and much of central and southern England. Windy for most.


Issued: 17:44hrs Wednesday 04th December 2019

Simon: Windy weather on Thursday with gusts of 60mph in parts of northern England, Scotland and Ireland.


Issued: 07:25hrs Wednesday 04th December 2019

Simon: Freezing fog patches could linger in central and southern England for several hours this morning. Milder to the north with rain western Scotland and Ireland.


Issued: 17:02hrs Tuesday 03th December 2019

Simon: A touch of frost for some tonight, this is the minimum temperature map.


Issued: 07:09hrs Tuesday 03th December 2019

Simon: Today should be a dry day for most, best of the sunshine in more southern areas.


Issued: 07:08hrs Tuesday 03th December 2019

Simon: It is a milder morning in Scotland and Ireland as well as northern England this morning, but still frosty to the south.


Issued: 11:23hrs Monday 02th December 2019

Simon: Staying chilly this afternoon in southern areas, but bright here. Cloudier to the north with rain in north and west Scotland, some bits of drizzle over northwest England.


Issued: 07:06hrs Monday 02th December 2019

Simon: It's a cold start to the morning with a widespread frost. Dry to the south, but rain in Scotland, heaviest int he west.


Issued: 16:56hrs Sunday 01th December 2019

Claire: Away from northern Scotland, it's another dry clear night with temperatures dropping low enough for a widespread frost. Mist and fog patches forming too for some. Cloudier over northern Scotland with outbreaks of rain developing.


Issued: 12:27hrs Sunday 01th December 2019

Claire: Temperatures struggling to rise above freezing in southwest Scotland this lunchtime. Elsewhere we've got highs in the mid-single digits. Feeling chilly for another couple of days yet.


Issued: 08:24hrs Sunday 01th December 2019

Claire: A dry and sunny day for most of us today. A few showers for northern and eastern coasts. Feeling cold across the country.


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