Issued: 0900 Monday 6th November 2017
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Chilly with most rain in the north, then turning colder with wintry showers on northern hills at the weekend
Conditions are set to be rather mixed for the rest of the working week. There will be dry days with little rain for many, although always more rain affecting Scotland and Ireland. By the weekend conditions look set to become colder as the winds become moe northwesterly with wintry showers on northern hills.
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Fronts passing eastwards through Thursday. These bring cloud and some outbreaks of light rain and drizzle to much of Scotland and Northern Ireland with an increasing risk of western coasts turning drizzly too. More eastern and southern areas tending to be dry with some bright or sunny spells. Highs at 9 to 14C.
Fronts slip south through Scotland and Ireland on Friday. These bring cloud and rain, some heavy in the west and it is going to be breezy. The rain arrives in northern England and Wales in the afternoon. Drier to the south with broken cloud and some bright spells. Coler weather arrives in northern Scotland as the rain clears, although there will be showers here. Highs at 6C in northern Scotland, 13C in southern England.
A colder northwesterly flow develops on Saturday as high pressure builds west of Ireland with low pressure to the east. There will be showers in north and west with more eastern and southern areas being drier and brighter with good sunny spells. The showers falling as snow over the hills of Scotland and perhaps the Pennines. Highs at 6 to 11C.
Another chilly day with high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east.There will be further showers, most on northern and eastern coasts and hills with some wintry over the high ground of Scotland and eastern Pennines. Scattered showers affecting northern and western coasts of Wales too. Dry elsewhere with sunny spells. Highs at 5 to 10C.
A ridge of high pressure builds into Ireland and the west of the UK through Monday with a morning frost for many. Low pressure to the east allows for the northerly flow to bring scattered showers in the southeast. Drier to the northern and west with sunny spells, although cloud may increase in the far northwest of Scotland and western Ireland. Highs at 7 to 10C.
Fronts bring increasing cloud through the north and west on Tuesday with some rain at times. Drier in the east and south with bright spells after a morning frost. Highs at 8 to 11C.