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Yellow Warning of Ice for London & South East England
Yellow Warning of Ice for London & South East England : Oxfordshire valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for South West England
Yellow Warning of Ice for South West England : Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire & Wiltshire valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Northern Ireland
Yellow Warning of Ice for Northern Ireland : County Down, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Tyrone, County Fermanagh & County Londonderry valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Strathclyde
Yellow Warning of Ice for Strathclyde : East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire & West Dunbartonshire valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Wales
Yellow Warning of Ice for Wales : Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys, Wrexham, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Vale of Glamorgan, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Torfaen, Conwy, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire & Swansea valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for West Midlands
Yellow Warning of Ice for West Midlands : Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire & Herefordshire valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
Yellow Warning of Ice for SW Scotland, Lothian Borders : East Lothian, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council & West Lothian valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for North West England
Yellow Warning of Ice for North West England : Cumbria, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside & Warrington valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for East of England
Yellow Warning of Ice for East of England : Peterborough & Cambridgeshire valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for North East England
Yellow Warning of Ice for North East England : Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland & Darlington valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Central, Tayside & Fife
Yellow Warning of Ice for Central, Tayside & Fife : Angus, Dundee, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross & Stirling valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for East Midlands
Yellow Warning of Ice for East Midlands : Lincolnshire, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire & Rutland valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Yorkshire & Humber
Yellow Warning of Ice for Yorkshire & Humber : North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, York, South Yorkshire & West Yorkshire valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Highlands & Eilean Siar
Yellow Warning of Ice for Highlands & Eilean Siar : Highland & Eilean Siar valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Grampian
Yellow Warning of Ice for Grampian : Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Yellow Warning of Ice for Orkney & Shetland
Yellow Warning of Ice for Orkney & Shetland : Shetland Islands & Orkney Islands valid from 1555 Thu 14 Dec to 1100 Fri 15 Dec

Weather detail

UK Forecast: Cold, rain in west - Fair to the east, Dec 11 - 13:53

Tuesday A fine and frosty start to Tuesday. There will be some good spells of sunshine, mostly in central and eastern areas although cloud starts to increase in Wales, western Scotland and southwest England by late morning. Rain and increasing winds moving into west of Ireland. This rain band then spread east into the west of Scotland and the rest of Ireland in the afternoon, eventually reaching western Wales and Cornwall as well as the Isles of Scilly by evening. Remaining fair in eastern areas with more sunny spells in the afternoon. A cold day with highs struggling to 1C for many, but nearer 5C in Ireland and the west coasts of England and Wales.

Tuesday Night A band of patchy rain crosses the country from west to east overnight, clearing southeast coasts by the morning. The rain falling as snow over the Pennines and Scotland for a time in the evening, briefly being heavy in Scotland. Breezier conditions for all as showers follow into Ireland and the west of Scotland later in the night. Becoming drier elsewhere. Lows at 0 to 5C but temperatures tending to rise for most through the night.

Wednesday Low pressure is northwest of Scotland on Wednesday with a strong westerly flow affecting many areas. Snow showers becoming more persistent at times in western Scotland. Showers turning to sleet and snow in Ireland and becoming heavy at times in the afternoon. Bands of showers and rain affecting western and southern coasts and hills. A few snow flurries in the afternoon in northern England, but drier to the east with broken cloud. Highs at 3 to 9C but turning colder through the day.

Thursday Detail is uncertain for Thursday, but a small area of low pressure is expected to pass eastwards, bringing a period of rain to most places, turning to snow on the back edge of this system across northwest England and Northern Ireland, then moving into the Midlands and Wales through the evening and overnight. Clusters of snow and hail showers will follow from the north-west. Blustery winds, risk gale force for a time. Temperatures 1 to 6C.

Morning Call: Rain in west later - Cry in the east, Dec 12 - 04:45

Cold start, a dry morning but rain in the west later Good morning, A severe frost and lots of ice this morning. Most areas are going to be dry with lots of sunshine affecting most areas. It is likely to be dry overall although an odd shower may affect coasts of East Anglia. Increasing cloud in the west of Ireland with rain arriving here through this morning.

The rain will be spreading steadily eastwards through the course of the day. Rain arrives in western Scotland, western Wales and western England through this afternoon with some sleet or snow on the hills at first. Winds increasing this afternoon as well. Eastern areas will be dry in the afternoon.

Milder air and drier conditions should arrive in Ireland tonight, this spreading east ito the Uk with rain clearing east. More showers and rain as well as winder weather arriving in Ireland later.

Simon Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Week ahead: Milder next week - Chilly days ahead, Dec 12 - 08:59

Chilly this week and weekend but milder, cloudy and windy next week Temperatures stay on the cool side overall through this week and into the weekend. Some rain and showers, wintry on the hills in the next few days. A cool weekend with some coastal showers. Turning breezier and milder into the early to middle stages of next week. There will be plenty of cloud and rain too with most rain affecting western and northern coasts and hills.

For the weather for the next few days click here Friday 15/12/17 A chilly north or north-westerly flow on Friday with higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east. Areas of wintry showers, mainly around coasts in the west and north, perhaps also eastern areas. Sunny spells in central and southern regions. Frosty overnight where sheltered. Highs 1 to 7C.

Saturday 16/12/17 Pressure is likely to build from the west on Saturday although lower pressure stays to the east. A few scattered showers in the west on coasts and hills. Variable amounts of sunshine, although also a fair amount of cloud. A widespread hard frost is likely early on. Highs 1 to 7C.

Sunday 17/12/17 A front will be bringing some cloud and rain into Ireland and Scotland through Sunday. Mostly dry in central and eastern parts of England and Wales until later in the day. A ridge of higher pressure building in Ireland later with drier weather following here. Highs at 1 to 8C.

Monday 18/12/17 A weak front clears eastern areas on Monday. This is followed by drier weather with broken cloud, although low cloud and drizzle may affect western coasts and hills. More persistent rain in western Ireland and western Scotland and breezy here too. A milder day at 4 to 10C.

Tuesday 19/12/17 A mild and moist southwest flow affects all parts of Ireland and the UK on Tuesday. It is likely to be a breezy day with plenty of cloud and outbreaks of drizzle. More persistent rain in western Ireland and western Scotland. Highs at 6 to 11C. Wednesday 20/12/17 A mild day again for most. Plenty of cloud and some outbreaks of rain, most to the south and west. Perhaps brighter in Scotland and drier here. Highs at 4 to 11C.

Seasonal outlook: Mixed December - Stormy January, Oct 30 - 17:24

*December* There are significant conflicting signals for the weather regime that dominates in December. Signals for some time have been that higher pressure would be in evidence in december, but where will this be centred? Models tend to want to put the high south of the Uk bringing about a milder southwest flow, whereas analogue techniques suggest the high is west of Ireland which would lead to colder northwest winds. We currently favour a middle line between these too where the south is generally drier than average with near normal rain to the north. The month generally sees average to mild temperatures, but there will also be occasions when the northwest wind settles in bringing a few days of colder weather too. *January* A more unsettled spell of weather is expected during January. The jet stream is expected over or to the south of the country bringing windier, wetter conditions. It is likely that after seeing temperatures close to average or above average at the start of the month things could turn colder later. Perhaps look for some wintry weather after mid-month? Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Windy, unsettled north - Mediterranean showers, Dec 12 - 04:44

Unsettled in northern Europe with strong winds, some rain in the central Mediterranean Tuesday Heavy snow for the Alps into Monday evening and night as low pressure sits across the region, which will fade only slowly into the daytime. Showery rain for central Italy. A few showers around Biscay, otherwise much of France and Spain will be dry. Cool for northern Iberia, but warmer further south, highs 16C for southern Portugal. Monday's storm system moves north-eastwards into the Baltic, bringing strong to gale force winds to northern Germany, Denmark and Poland. Rain followed by showers advances across north-central Europe into Scandinavia, turning into heavy snow for southern Sweden. This moves north into Finland through the day. Very cold but dry for much of Norway, staying widely below freezing by day, and bitterly cold overnight, into the minus teens Celsius. Blustery but mainly dry for eastern Europe. Staying fairly mild in the south-east, with plenty of sunshine for Greece, up to 17C.

Wednesday Windy and wet across northern Spain on Wednesday. Dry and fine in central and southern Spain and Portugal. Fair for the Balearics with lots of sunshine. Some cloud and outbreaks of rain in central Italy. Greece and Turkey will be fine with lots of sunshine and dry throughout the day. Wind and rain passing east through France and the Low Countries and well as much of Germany. Poland will become breezy but it should be dry with good spells of sunshine. Austria and Hungary will be dry with sunny spells. Cloud and rain affecting much of Switzerland. Wind and rain in Denmark. Breezy for the Baltic States with sunny spells and scattered showers. Windy across Finland and dry here. Windy in southern Sweden and dry, but lighter winds and drier weather to the north. Cloud and rain in southern Norway but dry and cold to the north.

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