Issued: 0900 Thursday 9th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Unsettled, wet and windy, milder at times, but cooler days in Scotland
An unsettled week with low pressure dominating. There will be unsettled conditions and periods of rain as low pressure passes through. Temperatures will be varying with occasional spells of colder weather in Scotland, but generally milder to the south. It will be windy at times too.
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A cold front clears southeast England Sunday morning taking some outbreaks of rain with it. Brighter and cooler weather follow to the north and west. There will be showers, some of them heavy, especially on hills. The showers wintry over the hills of Scotland. Highs at 4 to 7C for much of Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern England, 7 to 11C for the rest of England and Wales.
High winds and outbreaks of rain spreading east on Monday. The rain could be heavy in the west, probably reaching the east later in the day. A deep area of low pressure will be west of Scotland. High temperatures at 5 to 10C.
Low pressure to the east of Scotland brings a brighter, breezy day with frequent showers, some of them heavy. An area of low pressure may develop to the southwest bringing heavy rain and high winds to western areas later. Highs at 3 to 9C.
A brighter day as a ridge of high pressure builds and low pressure moves east. Showers follow to the west, with eastern areas being drier and brighter. Highs at 4 to 9C.
A southwesterly flow develops across the country bringing showers to western and southwestern coasts and hills. Drier and brighter to the east. High temperatures at 4 to 10C.
An area of low pressure may clear to the east overnight bringing a westerly flow to the British Isles. A drier, brighter day to the east once again with showers to the west. Highs at 2 to 9C.