Issued: 1000 Thursday 6th December 2018
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Turning colder early next week with sleety showers over eastern and southern coasts and hills
Temperatures are going to be falling into next week as easterly winds set in across the UK and Ireland. There will be an increasing risk of some wintry showers, mostly over eastern and southern coasts and hills. Overnight severe frosts may affect central and western Scotland. Turning unsettled again later in the forecast period.
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Low pressure to the east on Sunday with high pressure to the west. The result is a cold northwest wind. Periods of showery rain in England in the morning and more prolonged outbreaks of rain for Wales, particularly for areas exposed to the northwesterly winds. There will be sunny spells but also some showers. Most showers are going to be over eastern parts of England and Scotland with snow on hills, drier to the west. Highs at 5 to 10C.
Pressure building on Monday morning. A mainly dry and bright day with the occasional shower over eastern coasts. The risk of some morning mist and fog in western England, Wales and Scotland, slowly clearing in the morning. Highs at 3 to 8C.
High pressure drifts north of Scotland on Tuesday leading to something of an east-west split in the weather. Weather in the east will be dominated by a cold northeasterly airflow while in the west it will be milder south to southwesterly winds that prevail. It will be a dry day for most but cloudy and overcast in the west and bright in the east. Showers will move into western Ireland by the early evening. Highs at 2 to 5C in the east; 7 to 10C in the west.
High pressure over Scandinavia with a deep low over the Atlantic to the west. A generally southerly wind will lead to a cloudy day with a few sunny spells. The remnants of a frontal system will bring rain to southern England through Wednesday morning but should dry up through the early afternoon. Highs at 2 to 8C.
Low pressure near Iceland extends a trough over the British Isles. A cloudy, wet and windy day for most as front moves from west to east across the country. Highs at 3 to 7C.
Low pressure to the west of southern Ireland will bring very wet and windy conditions to the southern half of the country on Friday morning before tracking northward. The heaviest rain will fall in southwestern areas. Highs at 2 to 8C.