Wintry weather continues today

[Updated 06:40 04/12/2020]

Snow 200m asl, near to Dunlop. Posted by Sage

The wintry flavour to the weather continues today with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow in parts of the UK. Most of the snow will be over high ground but in places it falls to lower levels. The cold conditions continue this weekend but it becomes drier and nighttime frost becomes more widespread.


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Snow 200m asl, near to Dunlop. Posted by Sage View the full size picture.

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Friday starts with rain and snow in central and eastern Scotland. There are also outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow in eastern England and showers in the south west. This morning a lot of the snow in Scotland turns back to rain, especially at lower levels. Wet weather in eastern England moves northwards and it continues to fall as snow in places, possibly giving accumulations over high ground. In southern counties it brightens up but there will be showers, particularly in the west, and over high ground they could be wintry. 

Temperatures range from 4C (39F) to 8C (46F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

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Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Fri 4th December

Tonight outbreaks of rain and hill snow are become focused on Scotland and western areas. Elsewhere it should turn drier and clear spells lead to a patchy frost.


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Tomorrow brings a mix of sunny spells and wintry showers. Most of them are likely to be in northern and eastern areas. It remains cold with frost becoming quite widespread overnight.

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Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Sat 5th December

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By Sunday showers will be scattered and many places could have a dry day with sunny spells. It remains cold with quite a widespread frost and patchy fog early and late in the day. 

Monday starts dry, bright and cold in much of the UK. During the course of the day outbreaks of rain possibly push into the south west, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Through the following days the rather cold and changeable weather continues. There is a risk of showers or longer spells of rain and snow remains possible, especially over high ground in the northern half of the UK.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Mon 7th December

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