Showers continue but winds steadily ease

[Updated 06:30 08/12/2021]

Near to Blaenavon. Winter's day. Posted by hilett1978

Storm Barra continues weakening today and winds steadily ease. However, there will be heavy rain in places and it will be cold enough for sleet or snow over high ground in the north. The changeable theme continues through the coming days but this weekend it starts to turn milder.


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Wednesday starts cold, windy and wet in much of the UK. In the north there is sleet and snow in places, particularly over high ground.

Through the day showery spells of rain and hill snow in the north continue. The driest and brightest conditions are likely to be to the south of London. It remains windy with gales in coastal counties.

Rather cold. Temperatures range from a very cold 1C (34F) in the north to 7C (45F) in the south. See the rain and lightning radar for the latest view.

UKV 1
UKV, rain and snow, 15:00, Wednesday, 8th December

Tonight a lot of showery rain fades away, but some is likely to remain. Winds continue to ease and in the north a widespread frost is likely.


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Tomorrow starts with scattered. They peter out to leave dry conditions in all regions for a time. Through the afternoon another band of rain pushes eastwards across western and central regions. Rather cold.

UKV 2
UKV, rain and snow, 15:00 Thursday, 9th December

Changeable and milder end to the week

Friday is looking mainly dry in central and eastern regions. In the west there will be showers and some of them could be wintry in the north. Rather cold.

Through the weekend the changeable theme continues. All regions can expect dry periods but there will be showers or longer spells of rain too. In the north it remains chilly but elsewhere it turns a good deal milder. On Sunday temperatures could reach 14C (57F) in the south.

Early next week things remain mixed. The wettest conditions probably become focused on the north west as high pressure starts to exert more influence and winds increasingly come from a southwesterly direction. Generally mild.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Monday, 13th December

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