Week ahead - December 23, 2023
Rain and hill snow midweek
Cooler for all

Issued: 0900hrs Saturday 23rd December 2023
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson

Fairly unsettled through to New Year

A mild and wet Christmas in southern Britain, but cooler in the north with snow for the Scottish Highlands. An improving story for Boxing Day, then it's looking unsettled again into midweek with rain and snow in the mix.

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Tuesday 26/12/23
A pleasant Boxing Day for many places with a ridge of high pressure nudging across England and Wales. Broken cloud and bright spells, sunshine best in the east. A few showers in north and western Scotland, wintry over the hills. A fresh westerly breeze in the north will ease. High cloud starts to build over southwestern areas, with rain arriving into the evening and night. Highs 6 to 11C.

Wednesday 27/12/23
Low pressure to the southwest pushes fronts northwards over England, Wales and Ireland, bringing heavy rain to many places. Snow on the hills in the north Pennines and into southern Scotland, a risk of snow falling to lower elevations for a time. Drier toward the north and east of Scotland, but a strong easterly wind. Southwesterlies gusting gale force in the south. Highs 3C north, to 12C south.

Thursday 28/12/23
Low pressure spirals toward the North Sea, strong winds for many - westerly in the south, turning northerly for the north, risk of gales especially in the northeast of Britain. Areas of rain and heavy showers, snow over the hills in northern England and Scotland, possibly to some lower ground for periods. Highs 3 to 9C.

Friday 29/12/23
A possible window of drier weather, but further rain moves in from the southwest, possibly hill snow locally. Varied winds. Highs 3 to 8C.

Saturday 30/12/23
Complex low pressure circulates over southern Britain. Showery rain and some hill snow. Feeling cool, variable winds. Highs 3 to 8C.

Sunday 31/12/23
Staying mixed, a risk of fronts coming back in from the west bringing further rain, but some milder air. Highs 5 to 10C.

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Week Ahead
General Remarks
Su, 24.12. cloudy, light rain  - 14° 90%
Mo, 25.12. cloudy, rain  - 13° 80%
Tu, 26.12. various clouds, light rain  - 11° 75%
We, 27.12. cloudy, heavy sleet  - 12° 70%
Th, 28.12. cloudy, light sleet  -  60%
Fr, 29.12. cloudy, light sleet  -  60%
Sa, 30.12. cloudy, light sleet  -  60%
Su, 31.12. various clouds, light rain  - 10° 50%
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