Issued: 0900 Tuesday 9th January 2018
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Mixed with with patchy rain, then more unsettled early next week
Staying mainly chilly through the coming week. Conditions are likely to be fairy murky and damp overall into the later stages of this week and early in the weekend. However, there are some signs of windier weather with more persistent rain and the risk of some sleet and snow arriving late on Sunday and early into Monday. Staying mixed next week.
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Cloud and rain in Ireland on Friday with stronger winds here as fronts push in from the Atlantic. Higher pressure to the east will bring drier weather for much of the UK with plenty of cloud and just a few brighter spells. Highs at 4C in the east, 9C in the west.
Lower pressure brings some outbreaks of rain through Saturday, again most in the west. Eastern areas tending to see cloudy conditions with a few outbreaks of drizzle. Highs at 4 to 9C.
Fair slack pressure across the country on Sunday. This brings mist and murk with cloud and spots of drizzle. A few bright spells may developing in more eastern areas. Becoming windier in western Scotland and western Ireland with heavier bursts of rain and gales arriving here later. Highs at 5 to 9C.
Low pressure northwest of Scotland on Monday. Rain and strong winds push eastwards, this rain perhaps turning to snow in Scotland and northern England for a time. Brighter, colder and more showery weather then follows to the west as the rain, sleet and snow clears east. Highs at 4 to 9C.
Low pressure stays to the northwest of Scotland on Tuesday. A showery westerly flow will be affecting all areas. The wintry showers will be heavy in the west and some will be thundery. The showers more isolated in the east. Highs at 3 to 6C.
Unsettled weather continues with low pressure bringing rain and stronger winds from the west. Perhaps brighter in the east and drier for most of the day. Highs at 3 to 7C.