Issued: 1000hrs Friday 25th January 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Chilly weather patterns are expected to prevail late January into February. Temperatures will vary between cool and cold. Some days will see rain, other days bring a greater risk of snow and ice, but precise day-to-day detail is very uncertain through midweek.
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A northwesterly wind maintains a chilly pattern. A risk of widespread frost and ice in the morning. Brisk winds near North Sea coasts, where large waves may result in coastal flooding and damage to seafronts. Areas of wintry showers around coasts in the east and west, mostly rain at low levels near coasts. Some more organised rain returns to western Scotland and Northern Ireland later, with snow over the Highlands. Highs 3 to 7C, mildest in the far south-west.
A cool to cold theme, although precise detail is uncertain. Winds generally northwesterly. Showers, with a mix of rain, snow and possible hail - most frequent near coasts in the west. Sunny periods inland and across the south-east. Icy patches are likely, particularly north and western areas. Top temperatures 2 to 6C. locally higher on the south coast.
Low confidence of details. Cold for many with hard frost and ice. A few snow or hail showers around coasts. A risk of a frontal system moving in across central-southern Britain, producing a mix of rain and snow - some areas have a chance of disruptive snow. Highs 1 to 5C, locally higher far south.
Low confidence. A generally cold pattern with snow and ice likely. A risk of strong winds in the south-west with more persistent snow and rain developing. Highs 0 to 3C, locally higher southwest.
Cool or cold, and unsettled with low pressure in charge. An ongoing risk of snow and ice. Temperatures 2 to 5C for many, local variations.
Staying chilly and unsettled, with areas of wintry showers, but detail very uncertain indeed. Highs 2 to 6C.