Issued: 0900hrs Sunday 26th November 2023
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Risk of snow on Thursday in central areas
Cold north to northeasterly airflows will prevail this week. A good amount of dry weather, with frost and some fog. Areas of showers near coasts. A frontal system moving over southern Britain brings scope for snow for some places later this week. The outlook stays cold into the weekend and beyond.
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A quiet but chilly day. Slack pressure over the country results in light winds for most places. Areas of cloud, mist and fog may persist all day for central areas. Some sunshine breaking through in places, but rather hazy for most. Local showers near to some coasts toward the northeast. Risk of rain toward the west of Ireland. Top temperatures staying near freezing if foggy, up to 6C in southwest.
Low pressure moving in from the southwest pushes a frontal system into southern Britain. As this runs into cold air, there is a risk of snowfall on its northern edge, but much uncertainty of detail. Wales and central England at greatest risk of snow, especially over higher ground. Southern coasts more likely to see rain. Wintry showers in the northeast on a keen easterly wind. Highs 1 to 6C.
Cold northeasterly winds continue, with snow showers for many east and northeastern regions. Risk of more persistent rain and sleet over eastern England. Showers may also affect west Wales and southwest England, snow over hills. Sunnier for northwest England and southwest Scotland. Highs 1 to 5C.
A ridge of high pressure builds from the west. Northerly winds bring wintry showers to eastern coastal areas and northern Scotland. Dry and bright for central and southern England and Wales. A few showers near the Irish Sea. Staying chilly. Highs 1 to 5C.
Quiet and chilly conditions. Wintry showers in the north and northeast. Possible rain pushing into the far southwest of Britain and across Ireland. Areas of fog and cloud, some sun breaking through. Highs 1 to 4C, possibly up to 7C southwest.
Detail uncertain, but likely to stay cold. Areas of showers with hill snow, most frequent in northern areas. Highs 1 to 5C.