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Scratchbox - December 31, 2018
Issued: 15:52hrs Monday 31th December 2018

Claire: Rain continuing for northwestern Scotland this evening though this should clear to leave a mild and dry night for most of the UK and Ireland. Happy New Year!


Issued: 12:55hrs Monday 31th December 2018

Claire: Continuing cloudy this afternoon with some light rain and drizzle now affecting northwestern Scotland. Winds now at gale force for Shetland.


Issued: 08:01hrs Monday 31th December 2018

Claire: It's a cloudy but mild start to New Year's Eve for many this morning. Near gale to gale force winds affecting the Western and Northern Isles. Expected to remain this way for much of the day with some drizzly rain for western coasts and hills.


Issued: 13:39hrs Sunday 30th December 2018

Garry: Little change heading into New Year's Eve, with dry, mild and cloudy weather for England & Wales. Some rain for Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Issued: 11:05hrs Sunday 30th December 2018

Garry: It's another mostly cloudy, mild day. Drizzly rain continues for western Scotland. Damp for western coasts and hills elsewhere. Brightest in the east.


Issued: 11:18hrs Saturday 29th December 2018

Garry: There's more wind than recent days today. Gusts 40-55mph reported at low levels in north & western areas, stronger over the hills. A lot of cloud, and patchy rain.


Issued: 17:07hrs Friday 28th December 2018

Claire: It's a cloudy end to the day for many. Overnight a band of strong wind and rain will move into northern areas. Elsewhere will be cloudy with a few mist and fog patches developing.


Issued: 08:41hrs Friday 28th December 2018

Claire: A band of rain is just clearing eastern Scotland and the Northern Isles though showers are following in its wake for much of Scotland and northwest England.


Issued: 13:07hrs Thursday 27th December 2018

Simon: Turning more widely misty and murky this evening, here's the visibility forecast for 9pm.


Issued: 04:41hrs Thursday 27th December 2018

Simon: Plenty of cloud around this morning with some drizzle over western coasts and hills. Staying mild though.


Issued: 18:39hrs Wednesday 26th December 2018

Simon: Rain continuing in western Scotland for a few hours this evening. Some drizzle on western coasts and hills. Mostly dry elsewhere.


Issued: 12:54hrs Wednesday 26th December 2018

Garry: A grey, mild afternoon, with rain or drizzle in the north-west. Glimpses of sunshine locally. Max 9 to 12C.


Issued: 09:57hrs Wednesday 26th December 2018

Simon: More cloud for Boxing Day, but the quiet weather theme continues, so at least travelling will be straight-forward!


Issued: 09:09hrs Tuesday 25th December 2018

Garry: Merry Christmas!! It's a dull and damp day for most places, with low cloud, fog and some drizzle in the west. A frosty start in the north-east is as close as we will get to a white Christmas this year.


Issued: 22:12hrs Monday 24th December 2018

Simon: News has reached us here at the Weatheronline Weather Centre that Father Christmas is on his way! The forecast is for fog in the eastern Midlands and East Anglia as well as parts of southeast England. Misty further west, but some fog in southwest Scotland too. Watch out for Rudolphs nose shining in the fog and shut your eyes if you see it!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!!


Issued: 14:20hrs Monday 24th December 2018

Simon: Still some cloud and spots of drizzle through Ireland, Wales and southwest England this Christmas Eve afternoon. Sunnier and dry to the north and east although some fog and low cloud lingers around the Wash.


Issued: 08:07hrs Monday 24th December 2018

Simon: A foggy start to Christmas Eve in the Midlands, East Anglia and southern England. This should be lifting to leave a cloudy day. Better sunshine in Scotland and northern England after an early frost.


Issued: 16:18hrs Sunday 23th December 2018

Claire: Cooler temperatures are continuing to sink southward over England as the rain band moves further south. Heaviest rain now is over North Wales. The rain will continue to ease through this evening and overnight becoming increasingly confined to the south and southwest.


Issued: 13:09hrs Sunday 23th December 2018

Claire: The rain over England is starting to ease as the band sinks southward however there are still some heavy bursts for northwestern Wales. Temperatures still very mild to the south ahead of the rain with highs widely at 12 or 13C.


Issued: 08:52hrs Sunday 23th December 2018

Claire: A band of heavy rain is affecting much of England this morning with the heaviest falls over northern and eastern areas. A sunny but cold start to the day in Scotland.


Issued: 16:52hrs Saturday 22th December 2018

Claire: Showers continue for many this evening while a heavier, more persistent band of rain is starting to creep into western Ireland. This rain will spread eastward through this evening and tonight leading to a wet start to Sunday for Ireland, Wales and much of England. Clear skies in Scotland overnight will allow for the development of some mist and fog.


Issued: 13:44hrs Saturday 22th December 2018

Claire: Continuing showery for western areas through this afternoon with some good sunny spells in the south and east.


Issued: 09:41hrs Saturday 22th December 2018

Claire: A showery start to the day for northern areas. Clearer skies and milder temperatures in the south.


Issued: 16:00hrs Friday 21th December 2018

Garry: Areas of rain will continue to spread across the UK this evening and tonight, breaking up into clusters of showers by Saturday morning. Locally chilly in Scotland, but for most it stays mild.


Issued: 13:01hrs Friday 21th December 2018

Garry: A cloudy afternoon for most places. Patchy rain, locally showery bursts. Some sunshine along the south coast.


Issued: 08:56hrs Friday 21th December 2018

Garry: A damp and dreary picture across central-northern areas today. Very mild in the south. Quite cool in the north, starting frosty in the Highlands.


Issued: 15:38hrs Thursday 20th December 2018

Simon: Most showers this evening will become confined to parts of Wales, the Midlands, northwest England and western Scotland. Rain will be into southern Ireland and the isles of Scilly by 9pm.


Issued: 07:19hrs Thursday 20th December 2018

Simon: Sunny spells and showers are the order of the day again today, most in the west and south.


Issued: 12:29hrs Wednesday 19th December 2018

Simon: More spells of sunshine for many this afternoon, showers mostly in the west.


Issued: 06:22hrs Wednesday 19th December 2018

Simon: Heavy showers crossing central and southern England this morning, these fading. Further showers to come through the day in western and southern areas, but drier in the east.


Issued: 11:46hrs Tuesday 18th December 2018

Simon: Staying wet this afternoon. Heaviest of the rain in western areas. A risk of some short lived local flooding on roads and pavements. Windy too, although these winds should ease from the west through the day.


Issued: 06:51hrs Tuesday 18th December 2018

Simon: Heavy rain int he west this morning, edging steadily eastwards. A wet day for most.


Issued: 17:04hrs Monday 17th December 2018

Claire: It's turning increasingly windy this evening in western areas as a cold front edges into Ireland. Strong winds and heavy rain will edge further eastward overnight with rain reaching western fringes of Scotland and Wales by the early morning.


Issued: 10:44hrs Monday 17th December 2018

Claire: Some fog patches are lingering this morning but it's a generally dry and bright start to the day everywhere. Some showers moving into Ireland which will continue to move eastward through the day.


Issued: 16:44hrs Sunday 16th December 2018

Claire: A band of heavy rain continues to work its way eastward across England and Wales. This should ease for most but may linger in the east. Most areas having a dry and cold night.


Issued: 11:35hrs Sunday 16th December 2018

Claire: Bright and sunny now for many in the east. Some showers lingering over northwestern Scotland while rain continues to fall in the Northern Isles. A band of heavy showers is continuing to make its way eastward across the West Country.


Issued: 08:15hrs Sunday 16th December 2018

Claire: The remnants of yesterday's weather system is still lingering over the northern part of Scotland this morning bringing further rain and wintry showers. This should clear by the early afternoon. Elsewhere a line of heavy thundery showers is tracking towards South Wales and southwestern England.


Issued: 16:58hrs Saturday 15th December 2018

Claire: A band of mixed precipitation currently covers most of the British Isles with the exception of western and southern Wales and southwestern England. This will continue to push to the northeast through this evening and overnight. It will remain windy.


Issued: 13:37hrs Saturday 15th December 2018

Claire: Cloudy with strong winds across the British Isles. A band of rain, snow and freezing rain is currently across Northern Ireland, western Scotland, Wales and southwest England. This will continue to work its way eastward through the afternoon.


Issued: 07:58hrs Saturday 15th December 2018

Claire: It's windy out there this morning! Peak gusts so far of 62mph for Three, 61mph for Benbecula and 58mph for Kirkwall, Aberporth and Malin Head. Sustained winds are at near gale or gale force for many around the UK and Ireland's coasts.


Issued: 10:10hrs Friday 14th December 2018

Sion: Snow flurries continuing to trouble eastern coasts today.


Issued: 07:52hrs Friday 14th December 2018

Simon: It's snow-watch time! A few flurries over East Anglia this morning. But it is Saturday which has most attention. Snow over the hills of central Scotland with snow on the leading edge of rain as it moves through the Midlands and northern England, turning back to rain in central areas, although lasting in northeast England and Scotland.


Issued: 15:11hrs Wednesday 12th December 2018

Simon: Staying chilly tonight with a frost where skies clear. Some outbreaks of drizzle and patchy rain to the west.


Issued: 06:51hrs Wednesday 12th December 2018

Simon: Drizzle and low cloud in the west of the UK today. Drier in the east overall. Variable amounts of cloud. Feeling cooler for most.


Issued: 17:45hrs Tuesday 11th December 2018

Simon: Rain in the west of the UK tonight and across Ireland too. It should be drier in the east.


Issued: 07:22hrs Tuesday 11th December 2018

Simon: Cloud and some spots of drizzle in the west today, chilly and brighter in the east.


Issued: 13:15hrs Monday 10th December 2018

Simon: Staying cool this afternoon for many, cold in Scotland and parts of eastern England.


Issued: 06:55hrs Monday 10th December 2018

Simon: Plenty of dry weather around today. A few showers affecting NW England this morning, and some drizzle in Ireland through the day.


Issued: 17:18hrs Sunday 09th December 2018

Claire: Some showers are still lingering in northern areas just now but these should dry up through the evening. It will be a clear and cold night for many with widespread ground frost expected by morning.


Issued: 11:45hrs Sunday 09th December 2018

Claire: Winds are easing a little now over southern coastal areas though it remains overcast. Some good sunny spells developing elsewhere, particularly in the east. Feeling cold in Scotland where temperatures are struggling to reach 6C.


Issued: 09:26hrs Sunday 09th December 2018

Claire: Very windy along the south coast this morning. Peak gusts of 62mph at Portland, 61mph at Plymouth, 60mph in the Isles of Scilly, and 58mph at Camborne, Aberporth and Milford Haven.


Issued: 17:12hrs Saturday 08th December 2018

Claire: Heavy showers continuing this evening for many with near gale force winds affecting southwestern areas. Winds are expected to peak overnight and ease through tomorrow morning.


Issued: 12:16hrs Saturday 08th December 2018

Claire: A heavier band of rain is moving eastward across Wales and into western fringes of Scotland and England. Winds will strengthen behind this band of rain with gusts reaching gale force for much of Ireland, England and Wales.


Issued: 09:25hrs Saturday 08th December 2018

Claire: Scattered showers for most areas today. Wind easing for the northeast.


Issued: 18:42hrs Friday 07th December 2018

Simon: A windy night ahead. heavy showers or longer spells of rain in Scotland, Ireland and parts of northwest England. Drier east and south.


Issued: 14:48hrs Friday 07th December 2018

Simon: Increasingly blustery this evening, especially in the west. Showers too affecting many western coasts and hills with some real big ones in Scotland.


Issued: 07:05hrs Friday 07th December 2018

Simon: Heavy rain in central, southern and eastern areas right now. Showers following to the west, some heavy. Increasing winds, gales in the west later.


Issued: 16:46hrs Thursday 06th December 2018

Claire: The first signs of tonight and tomorrow's low pressure system are starting to show on UK radars - heavy rain approaching the southwest of Ireland. Skies will cloud over from the west through this evening and into tonight. Most of us will wake up to heavy rain tomorrow morning.


Issued: 10:48hrs Thursday 06th December 2018

Claire: The heaviest of the rain is mainly clearing to the east now though remains for northwestern England and the Orkney Islands. Scattered showers are following behind this over parts of western and central England and western Scotland.


Issued: 12:30hrs Wednesday 05th December 2018

Simon:Conditions are still looking much colder next eek as easterly winds arrive. Some sleet and snow may develop too although details are currently uncertain.


Issued: 07:26hrs Wednesday 05th December 2018

Simon: Plenty of cloud and rain around today, most in the west and north. Mostly dry in northern Scotland. Staying cold in Scotland, cool in the far north of England. Mild elsewhere.


Issued: 12:04hrs Tuesday 04th December 2018

Simon: Rain now into southern Ireland, some of it heavy. The rain tracks into southern and west Wales as well as southwest England this afternoon.


Issued: 09:02hrs Tuesday 04th December 2018

Simon: We are currently monitoring the potential for some very cold weather to arrive next week.


Issued: 07:32hrs Tuesday 04th December 2018

Simon: A cold morning with a widespread frost. A few showers in northern and western Scotland today. rain in the far southwest this afternoon and into southern Ireland too.


Issued: 12:56hrs Monday 03th December 2018

Simon: Contrasting temperatures this afternoon with cooler conditions in Scotland, northern England and the whole of Ireland, milder further south.


Issued: 07:22hrs Monday 03th December 2018

Simon: A period of rain this morning in Wales and the Midlands, some of the rain heavy at times. This should clear east this afternoon. Mild in the south, cool in the north.


Issued: 17:50hrs Sunday 02th December 2018

Claire: Heavy rain over Scotland will clear to the northeast this evening. As temperatures drop overnight ice will form on wet roads that are left untreated. Further south it will be windy with showers and rather mild overnight.


Issued: 13:14hrs Sunday 02th December 2018

Claire: A heavier band of rain is making its way across Ireland now as a low pressure system moves in from the Atlantic. Persistent rain continues for the Western Isles. Elsewhere showers becoming more frequent and widespread through the rest of the day.


Issued: 08:48hrs Sunday 02th December 2018

Claire: Rain and showers for western areas this morning which are expected to spread eastward through the day becoming more widespread. Some sunny spells should develop between the showers particularly for southern areas.


Issued: 16:51hrs Saturday 01th December 2018

Claire: It will be a dry but cloudy evening for most as earlier showers have cleared away to the east however a fresh band of cloud and light rain will move in from the west reaching most areas by morning. There could be some heavier bursts of rain in the west.


Issued: 11:53hrs Saturday 01th December 2018

Claire: The heaviest rain rain should start to clear most areas by the early afternoon to leave some dry, sunny spells. Still a chance of some showers through the afternoon for many.


Issued: 08:10hrs Saturday 01th December 2018

Claire: A wet and cloudy morning for England and Wales. Cloudy with a chance of showers and sunny spells for Northern Ireland and Scotland.


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