Issued: 24th November 2015 08:03

A blustery week, feeling milder out of the wind

This morning we have a bands of rain and showers, brighter spells in-between and temperatures varying from zero in the north to 11C in the far SW.

Radar and temperatures from earlier this morning
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Everything is moving south and east, the frontal band of rain over SE England is clearing off into the Channel. The band of rain over Wales and NW England will move over the Midlands and become more patchy over southern and eastern England. Then, there is a whole cluster of showers skipping into N.Ireland and Scotland, NW Scotland is in for a lot of rain this week. In between these bands, for England and Wales, there is a fair amount of cloud to start Tuesday but breaks will appear with sunny spells. Scotland will also see sunshine inland and in the east particularly with most of the showers over SW areas this morning and NW Highlands this afternoon. N.Ireland will see the skies cheering up at times but the showers do rattle through on the brisk winds.

As the rain clears Kent, Sussex and Essex the fresh SW winds will ease off and veer westerly. By this afternoon most of the UK will be a a fresh to strong West wind. N.Ireland and the West Country could see temperatures up to 9 or 10C today but adding on the wind it won't feel mild. Much of England and Wales will be 7 to 9C and Scotland 5 to 8C.

Temperatures this afternoon
This evening a scattering of showers continue to flow in for N.Scotland, through the Cheshire Gap (off the Irish Sea down into Cheshire then central England). For much of Scotland and E.Britain it turns chilly with moderate NW winds and temperatures may stay just above freezing in the breeze. For Wales, N.Ireland and SW Britain it will be blustery with more cloud and damp weather coming in off the Atlantic from a warm front, so temperatures stay around 7 or 8C.

Wednesday brings and east west split. Eastern, and central in the morning, Britain will be fine and sunny. Western Britain and N.Ireland start off grey and damp and cloudy. N.Ireland does become drier but keeps the cloudy skies, and western Britain stays damp for most of the day with the cloud and patchy rain creeping inland further.

East-West split on Wednesday
NE Britain will struggle after the cold start so only 6 or 7C even with the sunshine. Further west within the warm sector 9 or 10C but blustery again.

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Thursday sees more cloud everywhere, showery bits from the NW and lighter winds, so feeling milder up to 11C. After a mild Thursday night, an active cold front arrives for Friday morning with strong gusty winds and heavy pulses of rain. As it progresses SE across the UK there will be a noticeable fall in temperatures. So cold for Friday evening and night.

Colder air behind a front on Friday

Showers over the NW Highlands will be falling as snow and there will be ice about into Saturday. The weekend looks windy, with heavy rain at times on Saturday. The strength of the winds will make it feel cold.

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