Unsettled and milder in the days ahead

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[Published 08:30 06/12/2023]

Near to Leek. Foggy hills. Posted by toppiker60

Wet weather affects Northern Ireland today, but in much of Britain it stays dry. However, the rain spreads eastwards tonight and over high ground in the north snow is likely. Things remain mixed through the next few days, but it will be turning milder. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts and contribute to its ongoing development, explore the payment options, see below)


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Issued 6th December 2023

Wednesday starts dry across Britain and there has been a widespread frost. In Northern Ireland it is cloudier and there are patchy outbreaks of rain. 

Through the day the rain in Northern Ireland becomes heavier and more persistent. It could push into the far west of Britain at times, but in most areas it remains dry. Windy in the west.

Cold. Temperatures range from 2°C in Scotland to 8°C in south western England. You can check the weather radar for the most up to date view.

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UKV 1
UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Wednesday, 6th December

Tonight, wet weather spreads eastwards across most areas, although in East Anglia and south eastern England it probably remains dry. Over high ground in the north sleet or snow is likely. Windy.

Tomorrow, heavy bursts of rain continue pushing eastwards and over high ground in the north further snow is expected. Brighter conditions follow into Northern Ireland, Wales and south western England during the afternoon. Another feature of the weather will be the winds, with gales or even severe gales possible in coastal counties. 

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UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Thursday, 7th December

Unsettled and milder

Friday is looking mixed. Showery spells of rain are possible and temperatures will be higher than recently. However, it remains quite windy.

During Saturday a band of rain pushes eastwards. Drier conditions follow and it turns very mild in southern and central regions. By the evening it may be turning wet again in Northern Ireland.

Sunday may be dry in much of the UK, although there is a greater risk of rain in the north west. Rather mild.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Sunday, 10th December

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