Issued: 0900 Thursday 21st November 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Wet and windy, milder towards the weekend but then perhaps cooler by mid-week
An unsettled period of weather developing towards the weekend. Temperatures will be turning milder as more persistent rain brings the risk of some flooding. Next week becomes milder for a time, although there are some hints of colder weather slipping south through Scotland and northern England later.
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Low pressure to the west of Ireland on Sunday. Rain and windy conditions in Ireland and western Scotland. Drier in England and Wales with some brighter spells to the east, although always a risk of drizzle over western hills. High temperatures at 8 to 12C.
Low pressure remains in control of the weather through Monday. It is likely to be windy and there will be heavy showers in the north and west. Drier in the east with broken cloud. Brighter spells here too. Highs at 9 to 14C.
A weak ridge of high pressure may build on Tuesday. This brings the prospect of drier weather with a mix of sunshine and showers. Most showers in Scotland, a few on western coasts and hills, but fading elsewhere. Rain arriving to the west later. Highs at 8 to 13C.
Low pressure is over the UK and Ireland again on Wednesday. Rain and strong winds, probably mostly in the west and south. More northern areas should be drier with some bright or sunny spells. Highs at 9 to 14C.
It may become cooler in northern areas on Thursday. Sunny spells and heavy showers in northern areas, these turning to sleet and snow over the hills of Scotland. Drier to the south. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Friday may see the development of a westerly flow. Variable amounts of cloud and sun with showers for western coasts and hills. Dry elsewhere but breezy. High temperatures at 7 to 12C.