Week ahead - December 16, 2023
Windy, mild overall
Rain Tuesday

Issued: 0900 Saturday 16th December 2023
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling

Windy with much dry weather, but the risk of heavy rain northwest Scotland, but also Wales and central England on Tuesday

Windy weather through this week with a risk of severe gales in the north and west. Generally it will be dry but there is the threat of some heavy rain in northwest Scotland from time to time, and also over Wales and central England on Tuesday.

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Tuesday 19/12/23
A wet day on Tuesday across much of Ireland, Wales, central and southern England. The rain could be heavy at times and there is a risk of some flooding in places in the afternoon. Some further outbreaks of rain may affect southern Scotland and Northwest England. Central and northern Scotland should be dry and there is the potential for dry weather affecting southern coast of England although even here they will be drizzle and low cloud windy in the south. Tops around a cooler 7 to 9C in northern areas, 12C in the far south of England.

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 centra and southern areas with some bright or sunny spells. Highs at 8 to 10C.


Thursday 21/12/23
Low pressure north of Scotland with high pressure to the south. A gale force west to northwest flow affecting many areas. Rain in Scotland and parts of the north of Ireland. Drier in other areas but windy. Highs at 9 to 12C.


Friday 22/12/23
Higher pressure stays to the south on Friday, lower pressure to the north. Cloud and rain in Scotland, especially the north and west. A risk of some snow over the Highlands and Grampians. Some showers could affect northern England and Ireland. Drier to the south. Highs at a cooler 7C in northern Scotland, 11C in southern England.

Saturday 23/12/23
A windy day may occur again on Saturday with the strong southwest flow affecting all areas. This may bring gales. Some rain in northern Scotland, this heavy at times, but drier for other areas. Cloud and a few spots of rain over western coasts and hills. Highs at 9 to 12C.

Christmas Eve 24/12/23
Briefly colder for Christmas Eve as the flow turns more northwesterly. A few snow showers in Scotland, rain and sleet showers in northern England,showers to the south. Highs at 4 to 10C.

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Week Ahead
General Remarks
Su, 17.12. various clouds 10° - 12° 90%
Mo, 18.12. various clouds 10° - 13° 85%
Tu, 19.12. cloudy, rain  - 12° 80%
We, 20.12. various clouds, light rain  - 10° 75%
Th, 21.12. various clouds, light rain  - 12° 70%
Fr, 22.12. various clouds, light rain  - 11° 65%
Sa, 23.12. various clouds, light rain  - 12° 60%
Su, 24.12. various clouds, light sleet  - 10° 60%
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