Week ahead - December 17, 2023
Windy and mixed
Wintry northern hills

Issued: 0900 Sunday 17th December 2023
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling

Windy and mixed weather, rain and showers at times, some wintry on hills in the north

Windy weather this week with gales and severe gales at times, especially in the north. Periods of rain and showers, these could turn wintry over the hills of Scotland on some days. Generally mild but a few cooler days.

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Wednesday 20/12/23
A more west to northwest flow on Wednesday. Heavy showers affecting Scotland and northern England as well as Ireland and parts of Wales. Drier in central and southern areas with some bright or sunny spells. Windy for all with gales being widespread. Highs at 8 to 10C.


Thursday 21/12/23
Windy again on Thursday with low pressure north of Scotland with high pressure to the south. A gale force west to northwest flow affecting many areas. Heavy showers merging to longer spells of rain in northern and western Ireland and Scotland. Snow over the hills of central and northern Scotland, some wintry weather to lower levels here too. Heavy showers in northwest England and west Wales but brighter and drier in eastern, central and southern England. Highs at 9 to 12C.

Friday 22/12/23
A northwest wind through all areas of the British Isles on Friday. This bringing sunny spells. Showers around western and northern partys of Scotland, some of these wintry over hills of northern England and Scotland where they could be more persistent. Highs at 5C in northern Scotland, 11C in southern England.


Saturday 23/12/23
Cloud and some outbreaks of rain and drizzle moving through Ireland and into the west of the UK on Saturday. Cloudy but mostly dry in the east and south, a few brighter spells may develop although still with lots of cloud. Highs at 7 to 10C.

Christmas Eve 24/12/23
Probably a rather cloudy day with rain at times, most in western and central areas. Low cloud and fog may affect western coasts. Highs at 8 to 11C.

Christmas Day 25/12/23
Some rain in southern Ireland and northern England on Christmas Day. Broken cloud and mostly dry in southern England. Brighter and cooler for Scotland, mostly dry although some showers in the northwest. Highs at 5 to 12C.

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Week Ahead
General Remarks
Mo, 18.12. various clouds, light rain 10° - 12° 90%
Tu, 19.12. cloudy, rain 10° - 13° 85%
We, 20.12. cloudy, light rain  - 10° 80%
Th, 21.12. various clouds, heavy rain  - 12° 75%
Fr, 22.12. various clouds, rain  - 11° 70%
Sa, 23.12. cloudy, light rain  - 10° 65%
Su, 24.12. cloudy, rain  - 11° 60%
Mo, 25.12. various clouds, light rain  - 12° 60%
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