Issued: 0900 Thursday 12th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Cold into the weekend, some snow over hills, milder and unsettled next week
Cold weather over the coming days. There may be snow over the hills of western and northern parts of the UK and Ireland. Tending to be more unsettled into next week as low pressure develops west of Ireland bringing periods of rain, some of it heavy.
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A southwest flow across the UK and Ireland on Sunday. There will be further showers to the west and south. The showers will be wintry over western hills and coasts, a risk of blizzard conditions on hills in heavier showers. Eastern areas will be bright and mostly dry after overnight heavy showers have cleared. Highs at 2 to 7C.
Low pressure is expected to be to the west of Ireland on Monday. This brings some showers to the west of Ireland. Some wintry showers over the hills of western Scotland and a few showers over western coasts of England and Wales. Tending to be drier in central and eastern areas, although a threat of rain in the southeast. Highs at 2 to 8C.
Low pressure remains west of Ireland on Tuesday. Scattered showers in western parts of the UK and along southern coasts. Many areas will be dry although rather misty with a risk of fog at first. High temperatures at 1 to 7C.
Low pressure over and west of Ireland on Wednesday. There will be periods of rain, most in the west and south again. Eastern areas are likely to have showers, some of them heavy. Staying dry to the southeast. Highs at 4 to 11C.
Staying unsettled on Thursday but milder with low pressure just west of Ireland. Rain, some of it heavy, especially in the west and south. Breezy for all. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Mixed conditions on Friday with high pressure to the northwest. Outbreaks of rain for many, the heaviest to the west and south. Highs at 7 to 10C.