Big change on the way

[Updated 08:00 03/12/2016]

Fine weather

The weekend begins dry in much UK but light outbreaks of rain are affecting parts of the west and north. In a few places there has been a touch of frost but temperatures are generally above freezing.

This morning sunny spells develop in the east but the west remains cloudy and damp. During the afternoon the brighter conditions spread westwards but Northern Ireland and western Scotland remain mostly overcast.

Temperatures range from about 5C (41F) to 8C (46F) this afternoon. See the rainfall radar for the latest view.

Tonight clear spells lead to a widespread frost. In Scotland a very cold night is expected with temperatures possibly tumbling to -7C (19F).

Tomorrow high pressure stays in control of the weather so another mostly dry day is on the way. After a sunny start cloud builds in from the west during the afternoon and evening.

Monday starts cold and bright but cloudier skies in the west will push eastwards during the day. Through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a big change in the weather occurs as high pressure slips away southeastwards. This allows Atlantic weather fronts to move across the UK and bring outbreaks of rain as well as much milder conditions. 

Will cold weather return during mid December? Buzz will take a look later today.

Ensembles at a glance

The 16 day GEFS ensembles show a more changeable pattern developing during the second week of December. After a chilly start it turns much milder but temperatures dip away again towards the middle of the month.

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