UK Forecast - December 29, 2023
Cloudy, wet, windy often stormy
Prolonged rain through the day

Saturday
A dry and fine start for western, central and southern Scotland with frost persisting to late morning. Early showers in northeast Scotland clearing during the morning. Cloud will increase from southwest with rain, preceeded by snow through the afternoon and into the evening, followed by squally showers through the evening and early night for western Scotland. A cold day with high windchill, 0C through the morning 4C by evening. England, Wales and Northern Ireland, after a dry generally fine start with some sunnshine during the morning, cloud will steadily increase from the southwest into Devon and Cornwall and Wales, being prolonged and often heavy with snow for height in Wales, northwest England and northern Ireland, winds fresh to strong south gusting gales along windward facing coast, temperatures 0C in northeast England at first, 4C generally elsewhere rising to 6C by evening. Rain through the afternoon for northeast England, staying cloudy with patchy rain for southeast England temperatures 10C by evening, windy fresh south wind. During the eveing and overnight cloudy for all, rain continuing for northeast Scotland with showers into western areas, showers continuing. Cloudy scattered showers for Northern Ireland. Further rain for Wales, southwest England and midlands during the eveing and overnight moving eastwards to Norfolk and southeast England where rain may be slow to clear by early morning temperaures 8C, staying windy with a fresh to strong blustery south wind, gales along southern and windward coasts. Rain clearing most areas early Sunday with showers following. Staying windy.


Saturday Night
During the evening and overnight cloudy for all, rain continuing for northeast Scotland with showers into western areas, showers continuing. Cloudy scattered showers for Northern Ireland. Further rain for Wales, southwest England and midlands during the eveing and overnight moving eastwards to Norfolk and southeast England where rain may be slow to clear by early morning temperaures 8C, staying windy with a fresh to strong blustery south wind, gales along southern and windward coasts. Rain clearing most areas early Sunday with showers following. Staying windy. A generally frost free night thogh where cloud breaks over Scotland and where there is a snow cover there will be a frost, elsewhere temperatures generally 6-10C, higher in midlands and south.


Sunday
A mainly dry and fine start for central Scotland, though with overnight frost persisting during the morning, -4C at first briefly 0 to 2C early afternoon. Winds light and variable. Cloudy for northeast Scotland with frequent squally often heavy showers, high windchill in fresh southeast wind, gales along coasts, 2C to 4C. Showers for Northern Ireland and west Scotland, squally and heavy at times, 4 to 6C. England and Wales sunny spells, scattered often heavy showers,though prolonged for south coast counties Cornwall to Kent, temperatures 6 to 8C, fresh southwest wind.


Monday
With pressure rising from the south, a more settled day for most being mainly dry and sunny especially midlands and south to southest England. The exception being Northern Ireland, south Wales and southwest England Devon to Hampshire, southwest Scotland Cumbria to Yorkshire and northern and western Isles where scattered showers will be frequent and often heavy, likely most prolonged for Devon and Cornwall. Temperatures -2C central Scotland, 4C on coasts, 3 to 5C for northern England, 6-8C midlands and southern England.