Issued: 0800 Monday 1st February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Much colder into the weekend and next week, but mild before
Temperatures are set to take a tumble as we head into the weekend and early next week. We could be in for some very cold weather during the early stages of the week with snow affecting eastern Scotland and north-east England. Before then milder conditions in the south with some rain although always staying cold in northern Scotland.
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Low pressure over western Ireland will bring a mixed day to the whole of the British Isles. Strong winds in Ireland and Scotland with periods of rain affecting Ireland. Snow in northern and central parts of Scotland but drier in the far south. An area of showers and rain affect much of central and southern England and Wales. In between it will be drier with some bright or sunny spells. Highs at 3C in northern Scotland, 11C in southern England.
Low-pressure will be to the south of Ireland on Friday. Periods of rain and showers across Ireland, most affecting the north. Many areas of England and Wales should be dry although always a risk of the showers in west Wales. Some sleet and snow affecting central and eastern parts of Scotland. A few showers may affect the north east England. The best of any brightness in the Midlands and southern parts of England. Highs at a mild 8 to 11C in England, Wales and Ireland, 2C in northern Scotland.
Low pressure remains to the south on Saturday. A cold north-easterly wind will be developing across much of northern England and Scotland as well as Ireland and eventually across southern England to. There will be an area of more persistent snow in central and eastern Scotland, this slipping into north-east England dry elsewhere but getting increasingly chilly. Highs at 1C in northern and eastern Scotland, 7C in southern England.
The area of low pressure is expected to be just off East Anglia on Sunday. A cold day with a east to north east flow affecting many areas. Snow in eastern Scotland and possibly into north-east England. An increasing risk of some snow across central and southern parts of England and Wales as well as the east of Ireland. Drier in western Ireland and western Scotland. Strong wins in eastern Scotland and eastern England will make it feel especially cold here. Highs at 0 to 3C.
The area of low pressure is across northern England on Monday. A brisk easterly flow in Scotland brings more snow across northern and eastern parts of Scotland with some snow affecting the far north east of England. Dry elsewhere but with rather a lot of cloud. Only brief brighter spells. Highs at 0 to 4C.
A bright day for Friday. It will be cool for all areas and there is a risk of some wintry showers, most of these affecting northern and eastern Scotland. Best of the sunshine in the west. Highs at 2 to 6C.