A slow descent back to unsettled weather as high pressure moves away

19th November 2019 09:40

A slow descent back to unsettled weather as high pressure moves away

A weak ridge across the country will move away only slowly, before a typical November mix of mist and murk spreads from the West later in the week, bringing some rain. So central and eastern areas, in particular, will at least have a couple more dry days to allow the floods to recede further in those areas still affected.

It's an icy start this morning with a widespread frost away from Northern Ireland and the far West. We also have patchy fog dense and freezing especially over Cheshire, Merseyside and around Glasgow, with temperatures falling close to -10C at Braemar overnight. The fog will clear to leave some sunshine mostly in eastern areas, but there'll be plates of cloud drifting about, with the fog only lifting into very low cloud in some areas making it misty and gloomy. It'll be dry though in just a gentle southerly breeze but rather cold especially in the East, with top temperatures only 4 to 7C.

It's a different story in the far West however, where a South or South Easterly wind will freshen. This'll bring cloud and eventually some rain to Northern Ireland through the day, with the far West of Wales, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly also seeing a few showers. It'll be milder here though with temperatures reaching 8 to 11C.

Temperatures on Tuesday afternoon

The far West remains mostly cloudy after dark, and it'll be misty in places, with a moderate or fresh South Easterly wind continuing to bring showers to the far West, these perhaps spreading to the Western Isles and the parts of Dumfries overnight. Apart from the odd light shower, it remains dry elsewhere in lighter breezes. It'll turn misty with some patchy fog, but with variable amounts of cloud, both fog and frost shouldn't be as widespread. Lowest temperatures -2 to +2C in central and eastern areas, but in the milder West, the thermometer won't fall below 5 to 8C.

Wednesday sees Atlantic fronts in the West and South West struggling to make progress, so what you have you're likely to keep. Many places stay dry with any fog in central and eastern areas lifting during the morning. Some parts remain grey and misty, while others see a little hazy sunshine coming through. Over Northern Ireland and in the far West it continues mostly cloudy, with further showers in places.

Some showers in the west on Wednesday

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A South Easterly wind will be quite fresh in the West but lighter further East. Here some parts will remain rather cold, but generally, it'll be a little milder than on Tuesday, with top temperatures 5 to 7C in the East and 8 to 11C over Northern Ireland and in the West.

In a misty evening and night with some hill fog, cloud and an East or South Easterly wind should keep a frost away from all but a few well-sheltered parts of East Scotland. It continues mainly dry, although probably with quite large amounts of cloud. There'll be further bursts of rain over Northern Ireland and in the West, with much of Wales, central southern England and parts of the Midlands perhaps seeing a few showers before morning. Lowest temperatures 2 to 5C in the North and East, but 6 to 9C elsewhere as milder air begins to work its way from the South.

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