Issued: 1000 Friday 29th November 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A colder weekend then windy and more unsettled from the middle of next week
Staying cold through the weekend with overnight frost and ice patches as well as some fog. Turning more mixed into the middle of next week with a stronger westerly wind developing. Lower pressure to the north pushes bands of rain south and east later as temperatures become milder once again.
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High pressure is centred over Ireland and extends over much of the UK. A mostly dry day with sunny spells, although the threat of isolated mist and fog patches at first as well as a widespread frost. More cloud and some drizzle or patchy rain in northern Scotland. Highs at 3 to 7C.
High pressure centred over the south of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday. A southwest wind brings more cloud into Scotland. Some low cloud over northwest coasts of England. Some mist and fog in Wales and other areas of England, lifting to give some sunny spells here. Highs at 4 to 7C.
A weak ridge of high pressure to the south on Wednesday. Fronts passing east through Scotland bringing cloud and rain here. Winds reaching gale force in northern areas. Best sunshine in the south. Highs near 5 to 8C.
Windy on Thursday as low pressure passes north of the country. This brings rain to Scotland and Ireland, perhaps into northern England and Wales too. Highs at 11C in southern England, 6 or 7C in northern Scotland.
A strong westerly flow persists on Friday bringing further cloud and outbreaks of rain across the country. This falling as snow over higher ground to the north. Heaviest rain to the southwest. Gales possible. Highs at 7 to 12C.
A strong westerly flow persists with widespread high winds. An area of low pressure brings outbreaks of heavy rain to northern and western parts of the country. Staying dry but cloudy to the southeast. Highs at 6 to 11C.