Issued: 0900hrs Thursday 26th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Largely south and east
A mild southwesterly regime will take us to the end of the year. Periods of rain affect the northwest of the British Isles, whilst many places stay largely dry. Temperatures on the mild side. Often brisk winds.
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High pressure lies to the south of Britain, whilst fronts pass across northern Britain. Cloud and rain in Scotland and Ireland. Drizzle and rain into northwest England too. Drier in eastern and southern England, breezy. Highs at 9 to 13C.
Weakening fronts passing east on Monday. Low pressure to the north of Scotland, higher pressure to the south. Some cloud and outbreaks of rain in northern England and Wales as well as southwest England. Drier in eastern and southern parts of England. Showers in northern and western Scotland, some of them heavy. Highs at 8 to 13.
New Year's Eve 31/12/19
Probably dry for many areas on New Year's Eve. There could be some showers or rain in the far north of Scotland, these wintry on hills. A breezy day, highs near 4C in northern Scotland, 10C in southern England.
New Year's Day 1/1/20
Becoming windy through the day with low pressure off northwest Scotland. Gales in the north and west. Wet north and west, some of the rain heavy. Drier in the east and south. Tops at 7 to 13C.
A cooler, breezier day. There will be sunny spells and showers, heaviest in the north and west. Drier in the east once rain clears. Highs at 6 to 10C.
A spell of rain likely pushes south across Britain on brisk westerly winds. Cooler with showers following, wintry over hills. Highs 4 to 10C.