Wet weather moving eastwards

[Updated 07:15 26/01/2021]

Wet weather. Near to Leek. Posted by toppiker60

The weather will be unsettled during the next few days. Todays outbreaks of rain spread eastwards and over high ground in the north sleet or snow is likely. Tomorrow central and eastern areas should be mainly dry but another batch of cloud and rain spreads into the west. During Thursday it becomes slow moving and increasingly turns to sleet or snow in north eastern Britain.


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Tuesday starts wet in much of Northern Ireland, Wales and south western England. Elsewhere it is dry and frosty. Through the day outbreaks of rain spread eastwards and they will be heavy at times. Over high ground in the north sleet or snow is likely with substantial falls in places. Northern Scotland probably remains dry and cold. Drier conditions return to Northern Ireland during the afternoon and rain becomes lighter in Wales and the south west.

Temperatures temperatures range from 1C (34F) over high ground in the north to 11C (52F) in Cornwall. See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1
Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Tue 26th January

Tonight the more persistent spells of rain clear eastwards but there could be some patchy outbreaks in northern England and Northern Ireland. Scotland has a cold and frosty night but southern and central regions will be milder.


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Tomorrow cloud builds from the southwest and during the afternoon outbreaks of rain spread into Northern Ireland, Wales and south western England. Elsewhere it should be mostly dry. Mild in the south and west but cold in the north   and east.

Arpege chart 2
Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Wed 27th January

Northeast to southwest split

During Thursday outbreaks of rain push slowly push northeastwards and there is the likelihood of heavy snow on their leading edge in Scotland and parts of north eastern England. Northern Ireland, Wales and much of southern England should turn drier Wales in the afternoon. Cold in the north and mild in the south. 

Through Friday outbreaks of rain and snow in the northern half of the UK become progressively patchier. Southern and central regions should be dry and bright. It remains cold in the north but quite mild in the south.

By the weekend things become very uncertain. Colder conditions may return southwards, at least for a time. 

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Sat 30th January

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