Issued: 0900 Sunday 1st December 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A colder weekend then windy and more unsettled from the middle of next week
Staying cold through the weekend with overnight frost and ice patches as well as some fog. Turning more mixed into the middle of next week with a stronger westerly wind developing. Lower pressure to the north pushes bands of rain south and east later as temperatures become milder once again.
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A weak ridge of high pressure to the south on Wednesday. Fronts passing east through Scotland bringing cloud, rain and strong winds here. Showery rain also reach northwestern parts of England, Ireland and Wales. Winds reaching gale force in northern areas. Best sunshine in the south and east. Highs near 5 to 8C.
Windy on Thursday as low pressure passes north of the country. This brings rain to Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest Ireland, perhaps into northwestern England and Wales too. Cloudy across the country. High temperatures at 11 or 12C in southern England, 6 or 7C in northern Scotland.
A strong westerly flow persists on Friday bringing further cloud and outbreaks of showery rain across the country. This falling as snow over higher ground to the north. Heaviest rain to the west. Gales possible. Drier and brighter east. Highs at 8 to 13C.
A strong westerly flow persists with widespread high winds. Turning colder over Scotland. Showers affecting northeastern areas where the best of the sun will also be. Cloudy elsewhere but dry. Highs at 4 to 9C.
A deep area of low pressure brings widespread strong winds and outbreaks of rain to the UK and Ireland. This is followed by showers to the west and southwest later. Highs ranging from 5C in the north to 13C in the south.
High pressure could briefly build bringing drier and more settled conditions to the UK and Ireland. A few showers for eastern coasts but mostly dry and bright. High temperatures at at 6 to 9C.