Issued: 1000 Fri 8th November 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Cold and unsettled with rain at times, perhaps a few drier days next week
Conditions will be remaining cold through the weekend and into next week. There will be rain and showers, some of these heavy at times. The heaviest of the rain in more northern areas with a risk of some snow on hills. Next week stays cold with further mixed conditions, although it may be drier for some early in the week.
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Low pressure to the northwest sends a band of heavy rain from west to southeast across England on Monday. Showery conditions follow behind this to the west for much of Ireland and northern and western parts of the UK. These showers turning to snow over higher ground. High temperatures at 4 to 8C.
Low pressure northeast of Scotland on Tuesday. A cloudy day with showers in northern and western Scotland. Showers, some of them heavy, may merge to give longer spells of rain over northern and western coasts of England, Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland too. Drier in the east and south where there will be sunny spells. Temperatures at 5 to 8C.
Low pressure continues to dominate the weather with at least two centres circulating around the UK and Ireland on Wednesday. Low confidence in detail but outbreaks of rain, showers and strong winds are expected. Generally drier and brighter to the east. High temperatures at 4 to 8C.
Low pressure may slide south on Thursday bringing a northeasterly air flow to the British Isles. A mostly dry and bright day though showers, some of them persistent, affecting coastal areas. Drier and brighter for Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Highs at 4 to 7C.
Friday may see high pressure build to the northwest while low pressure stays to the south. A cold, brisk northeasterly air flow brings frequent showers and outbreaks of rain to North Sea coasts. Drier to the west. Highs at 6 to 9C.
Confidence is low but winds could remain from the northeast to east bringing further outbreaks of rain for eastern parts of the country. Drier to the west with spells of sunshine for Ireland. Highs at 7 to 10C.