High pressure takes control

[Updated 06:40 26/11/2020]

Flame sky at sunset. Posted by brian gaze

High pressure will bring a lot of settled weather in the coming days, although it won't be dry everywhere. The calm conditions lead to frost and fog becoming more extensive on some nights than has been the case so far this autumn.


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Thursday starts dry but there is frost and fog in places. Through the day a few spots of rain are possible in the south east and north west but most of the UK remains dry with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud.

Temperatures generally range from 6C (42F) in the north and west to 9C (48F) in the south. In locations where fog is slow to lift it will remain colder. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 15:00 GMT Thu 26th November

Tonight outbreaks of rain push southeastwards across Scotland. Elsewhere it remains dry. Clear spells lead to frost and fog becoming quite widespread.


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Tomorrow patchy rain pushes northwards across south western England and into southern Wales. Over higher parts of the Brecon Beacons there could be some sleet or snow. In the afternoon showers may spread more widely across southern and central England. Some showers are also likely in northern Scotland and at times they could be wintry. Other areas stay dry but fog could be slow to lift. Rather cold generally, although perhaps milder near to the south coast.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 15:00 GMT Fri 27th November

More settled

Through Saturday showers in central regions push northwards. In the afternoon they are expected to be affecting Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland. Areas to their south and north stay dry and there should be some bright spells. Chilly in the north but milder in the south.

Sunday is looking mainly dry, although there could be a few showers in Scotland. The brightest conditions will probably be in southern and central Britain. Temperatures in much of the UK will be a little higher than in recent days.

Early next week it stays dry in the south and east. In the north and west there is a possibility of showers or longer spells of rain. Daytime temperatures close to the seasonal average but cold in areas where fog lingers.

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Sun 29th November

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