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UK outlook issued Sunday 9th December 2018
Colder at times, particularly in the east.
Monday: Much of the UK has a dry day. Sunny spells develop in the morning but cloud will build in the west. In the north west some patchy rain is likely later on. Quite chilly in the north and east but milder in the west and south west.
Tuesday, Wednesday: After a dry start outbreaks of rain push into the west and they gradually move eastwards into central and northern counties. Central and south eastern England remain dry and it could turn drier in the west of the UK too. Quite chilly in the east but milder in the west.
Thursday, Friday: Wet weather slowly pushes northeastwards. There is a chance of rain turning to snow in the north and possibly on the leading edge of the precipitation farther south. Milder conditions push into the south west but elsewhere it will be rather cold, especially in the north.
Saturday, Sunday: Milder weather gradually filters northeastwards but it could remain quite cold in Scotland. There is a risk of it becoming wet and windy, especially in the southern half of the UK.
Forecast confidence is high falling to low later on.
Unsettled weather is forecast to continue, bringing the expectation of wet and windy periods in all regions. Temperatures generally stay close to the average in the south. In the north it could be quite cold at times and that leads to the possibility of some sleet or snow, particularly over the hills and mountains.
Forecast confidence is moderate.
Early in the week high pressure builds across Scandinavia and colder air filters westwards across the European mainland and possibly into the UK for a time, especially in the east. Towards the end of the week disturbances from the Atlantic begin to return.
An Atlantic flow probably covers the UK throughout the week. Low pressure areas could track across the southern half of the UK leaving the north under colder air.
Rather cold weather is likely at times during the first week and there is a chance of transient snow as weather fronts begin to push in from the Atlantic.
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