Issued: 1000hrs Monday 11th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Temperatures will rise through the week across the country
As high pressure builds over Europe, the UK and Ireland come into a mild southerly air flow which will allow temperatures to rise until next weekend. Occasional fronts will bring wet and windy weather at times to northern and western areas; drier and brighter in the southeast. Early morning frosts will become less common as the week goes on and fog will become an increasing risk.
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High pressure over central Europe maintains a southerly airflow across the British Isles. Generally dry and mild. Slight frost in the morning, and some mist or fog patches in low-lying areas. Some sunshine breaking through, perhaps a good deal of sunshine for many places. Feeling milder, with highs of 9 to 13C, and possibly reaching as high as 14 or 15C in favoured spots to the north of high ground in Wales and Scotland.
Little overall change, with a mild southerly airflow prevailing. A weak cold front will move into the northwest through the late morning and afternoon bringing light rain to much of Ireland and Scotland. This may fall as snow over the highlands of Scotland. The rest of the country should remain dry with sunshine. Windy too in the west with strong gusts. High temperatures at 7 to 13C.
Friday's cold front will continue to sink southeastward through Saturday weakening further as it goes. It may bring some light scattered showers to Wales and western parts of England through the morning. It will be a rather overcast day behind the front in the north and west, drier and brighter in the south and east. Temperatures at 8 to 13C.
It seems as though Sunday will see the UK and Ireland in a battleground between low pressure to the west and high pressure to the east. There remains uncertainty at this time regarding the details but it looks to be a rather wet and windy day for western areas, drier and brighter in the east. Highs at 8 to 13C.
Monday may see low pressure winning out and tracking to the north of Scotland but trailing a frontal system across the UK bringing rain to most areas. Drier and brighter in Ireland. High temperatures at 6 to 11C.
A drier and brighter day overall as a front clears to the southeast. Some light rain or drizzle for northwestern parts of Scotland as a westerly airflow returns to the northern half of the country. Highs at 7 to 9C.