Unsettled weather this weekend


[Published 06:30 08/12/2023]

Blenheim Palace grounds on a frosty December day. Posted by Brian Gaze

The unsettled weather continues today and through the weekend. All regions will see spells of rain at times so further flooding is likely. However, temperatures will generally be higher than recently, particularly in the south. Next week starts with more of the same, but there are indications of high pressure beginning to have more influence later on. (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 8th December 2023

Friday starts dry with showers in the north and west. Elsewhere, it is mostly dry.

Through the day, showers become heavy and prolonged in the north and west of the UK. In central and eastern counties of England, showers will be more scattered and some places may miss them completely. Quite windy.

Temperatures range from 7°C in Scotland to 11°C in the south. You can check the weather radar for the most up to date view.

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UK Met Office UKV, cloud and rain, 15:00 Friday, 8th December

Tonight, showery spells of rain in the northern half of the UK steadily ease. However, another area of heavy rain moves up from the southwest and by the end of the night it is likely to be affecting much of Wales, as well as southern and central England. It also becomes windy in the south west.

Tomorrow, heavy rain is expected in Northern Ireland and northern England. There could also be patchy outbreaks of rain in Scotland and central counties. In the south it should be mostly dry and sunny spells are likely. However, it will be very windy in southern and central Britain, with gales and severe gales in coastal counties. Rather mild, particularly in the south.

UK Met Office UKV, wind gusts, 15:00 Saturday, 9th December

Unsettled weather continues

The unsettled conditions continue on Sunday. Outbreaks of rain spread northeastwards across most areas and over the Scottish mountains there could be sleet or snow. Drier conditions follow into the south and west. Quite windy.  Mild in the southern half of the UK, but in the north temperatures will be close to the norm.

Monday is looking mixed. Showers are likely in the north east and later in the day outbreaks of rain may push up from the southwest. Rather mild.

The changeable theme continues on Tuesday. Showers or longer spells of rain are most likely in southern and central regions. The north may be colder and drier.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Tuesday, 12th December

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Blenheim Palace grounds on a frosty December day. Posted by Brian Gaze.

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