Issued: 0900 Monday 9th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Severe gales and heavy rain at first, then turning less windy, showerier and cooler later
Windy and wet weather continues in the next few days as the jet stream pounds its way through the UK and Ireland. There is a risk of some severe gales in many areas. Mild at first, but tending to turn cooler later in the week as the winds ease. The rain turning more showery into the weekend too.
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Low pressure crossing Scotland brings another wet and windy day on Thursday. It may start fair in the far east, but rain and gales in the west will be quickly sweeping eastwards. The strongest winds are likely across England, Wales and Ireland with gusts in excess of 60mph on western coasts and hills. Less rain in the far north of Scotland. Rain in the south wil be followed by heavy, blustery showers through Ireland, Wales and western England. Highs at 6 to 12C.
Low pressure to the east of the UK on Friday. A risk of some showers and rain in the east. Brighter to the west, although some showers on western coasts and hills, some of them heavy. Breezy but not as windy as Thursday. Highs at 5 to 9C.
Low pressure to the east of the country on Saturday. A weak ridge of high pressure builds from the west, although some showers in western Scotland and thew western coasts of Wales and Scotland. Highs at 4 to 8C.
Low pressure stays west of Ireland on Sunday. There will be cloud and rain spreading east, some of the rain heavy at times. Brighter and drier in the west, some showers on western coasts and hills. Highs at 4 to 9C.
Low pressure remains on Monday, probably slow moving west of Scotland. This brings showers over Scotland and Ireland as well as western coasts of Wales and England. Drier for most other areas with sunny spells. Tops at 5 to 12C.
Low pressure will be to the north of Scotland bringing a few showers here. Elsewhere it should be dry with sunny spells. Highs at 7 to 11C.