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Week ahead - January 22, 2019
Chilly and unsettled
Sleet & snow next week?

Issued: 0900 Tuesday 22nd January 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling

Unsettled weather, chilly overall with the risk of sleet and snow next week

Unsettled conditions in the coming day although it will never be particularly wet. It is going to be chilly overall apart from Friday when milder air may briefly intrude. Hints of conditions staying colder next week with an increasing threat of sleet and snow. It may be windy at times too.

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Friday 25/1/19
Low pressure will be to the north of Scotland on Friday. Fronts will be bringing rain across Scotland, some of it heavy on the hills. Rather cloudy skies across much of England, Wales and Ireland with outbreaks of rain at times in the morning. It is likely that a few bright spells may develop particularly across parts of the Midlands and northeast England during the afternoon. Western parts of Ireland are always prone to outbreaks of rain. A fresh westerly breeze will be strong in Scotland and Northern Ireland. High temperatures of 8 to 10°C.

Saturday 26/1/19
A mild start to the morning across much of England and Wales with a few bright spells. A cold front will be moving east bringing rain across Scotland early on and then into northern England, Wales and Southwest England through the morning. The rain will be turning to sleet and snow over high ground. Cold and bright for much of the rest of Scotland and Ireland, although snow showers will move into western Scotland during the afternoon. Becoming wet across the rest of England as the front passes east during the afternoon with a brighter, dryer and cold weather then following from the west. Temperatures rising to 9°C across South East England at first but nearer 5 to 6°C elsewhere.

Sunday 27/1/19
A cold day in a northwest flow. There will be good spells of sunshine, but also some wintry showers around western, northern and eastern coasts and hills. More central and southern areas will be brighter and drier. Highs at 2 to 5C.


Monday 28/1/19
Cool day again on Monday with a north-westerly wind affecting all part of the country. There may be cloud and some light rain or sleet in northern and western Scotland and some drizzle over Western Island. Scattered showers in western Wales and southwest England with a few showers across eastern England too. Sunny spells and dry elsewhere. Temperatures at 5 to 6C.

Tuesday 29/1/19
Low pressure to the north of Scotland will drive fronts south-eastwards bringing rain, sleet and snow with them. There is a risk of some heavy snow showers following into Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England. Feeling cold in the strong north-westerly wind with temperatures at 2 to 4°C.

Wednesday 30/1/19
Cold again for Wednesday with sleet and snow affecting many areas. Temperatures rising till around 1 to 4°C.

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Week Ahead
General Remarks
We, 23.01. various clouds  -  90%
Th, 24.01. cloudy  - 10° 85%
Fr, 25.01. cloudy, light rain  - 10° 80%
Sa, 26.01. various clouds, light snow  -  75%
Su, 27.01. various clouds, heavy sleet  -  70%
Mo, 28.01. cloudy, light sleet  -  65%
Tu, 29.01. various clouds, snow  -  60%
We, 30.01. various clouds, snow  -  60%
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