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UK Forecast: Cloud, damp in west - Dry in east, Dec 11 - 14:21

Wednesday There will be plenty of cloud on Wednesday and this will be bringing rain to western Scotland, western Wales and southwest England. Eastern parts of the country will also have lots of cloud with a few spots of drizzle over the hills of northern England and Scotland. Better sunshine for much of Ireland although Northern Ireland will be wet in the east at first. Temperatures rising to 6 to 10C.

Wednesday Night A breezy and cool night. Cloud will be thickest in the west where there will be rain across the whole of Ireland. Outbreaks of rain affecting southwest England and western Wales too. Eastern coasts of England and Scotland may have a few showers. Drier elsewhere with the winds increasing. Lows at 0 to 4C in northern and eastern areas, 7C in the west.

Thursday Low pressure over Ireland and southwest England on Thursday. Higher pressure to the eas. A strong southeast flow will be affecting all areas. A wet day in Ireland and southwest England with a risk of rain in the far west of Wales too. A few showers affecting eastern coasts of Scotland and northeast England. Dry and cold for other areas with a fair amount of cloud. Highs at 3 to 6C, 7C in Ireland and southwest England.

Friday Low pressure west of Scotland on Friday with high pressure to the east of the UK again. Cloud in the west will be producing periods of patchy rain. A few showers on the eastern coasts of Scotland and northeast England. Dry and chilly in other areas with the cloud breaking and a few bright spells developing. Highs at a cold 3 to 6C in the UK, 11C in southern Ireland.

Morning Call: Cloudy, rather murky - Rain in west tonight, Dec 11 - 04:44

Mild and breezy with cloud and periods of rain and drizzle in the west Good morning, You'll need to be taking your coat with you as you head outside this morning. There will be lots of cloud around an it will be rather murky with some mist and fog patches to. Bits of drizzle over the hills of central England and parts of Wales together with Irish Sea coasts. A few bright or sunny spells in the east.

Little changes this afternoon with murky, damp conditions, especially in the west. More persistent rasin across western and southern Ireland. Frosty at first in central and eastern Scotland. Feeling cool for al at around 7 or 8C for many, 11C in southwest England and parts of Ireland.

Tonight sees more persistent outbreaks of mostly light rain reaching the west of the UK toerther with eastern Ireland. Tending to be drier in eastern England too.

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Week ahead: Cool days ahead - Milder weekend, Dec 11 - 10:20

Cool days ahead, milder and wetter weekend, then mixed next week A quieter and colder spells of weather over the next couple of days. Becoming wet and windy for a time at the weekend as low pressure moves in bringing some milder air too. Brighter next week with temperatures near average a a mix of rain and showers.

For the weather for the next few days click here Friday 14/12/18 Low pressure west of Scotland on Friday with high pressure to the east of the UK again. Cloud in the west will be producing periods of patchy rain. A few showers on the eastern coasts of Scotland and northeast England. Dry and chilly in other areas with the cloud breaking and a few bright spells developing. Highs at a cold 3 to 6C in the UK, 11C in southern Ireland

Saturday 15/12/18 Fronts pushing eastwards through Saturday with quickly falling pressure. Rain will be affecting all areas, some of this heavy at times, especially in the west and north. There is a risk of some short-lived snow over the Pennines and the hills of Scotland. Winds will be to gale force as the rain sweeps in. Drier and brighter weather follows into Ireland, the winds easing in the west. Tops at a milder 7 to 13C.

Sunday 16/12/18 A southwest flow affects the whole of the UK and Ireland on Sunday. Low pressure is to the northwest of Scotland. Showers affecting western parts of the country but brighter in the east. The showers may turn to more persistent rain in the west as the day progresses. Highs at 6 to 11C.

Monday 17/12/18 A complex area of low pressure to the west of Scotland on Monday. Rain clears east to be followed by sunny spells and scattered showers. Temperatures at 5 to 11C.

Tuesday 18/12/18 Low pressure west of Scotland pushes fronts eastwards. These bring rain and strong winds, the rain heavy as it passes through. Highs at 5 to 11C. Wednesday 19/12/18 Sunshine and showers for Wednesday. Most of the showers will be to the west of the UK and a few of them may be heavy. Drier in the east. Highs at 5 to 9C.

Seasonal outlook: Drier January - Colder February?, Nov 23 - 17:35

*January* Higher pressure to the south. Drier weather for most, may be milder than average. Some colder days as winds turns to southeast, fog and frost risk. More mixed northwest Scotland. Possibly colder later in the month. *February* A colder month seems likely. Threat of wintry weather, sleet and snow. May be that the cold weather lasts throughout the month. Sharp overnight frosts. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Cold north & east - Fair Mediterranean, Dec 11 - 04:43

Cold in eastern Europe but fair in the Mediterranean Tuesday A dry but rather overcast day for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics though cloud should clear through the afternoon. Overcast too for Sardinia and Corsica with the chance of a shower but dry and fine for much of Italy away from the Adriatic coast. Heavy showers continue on Tuesday for southern Greece and western Turkey. A dry and fine day for much of France though cloud will spill in to northeastern areas from the North Sea and Benelux through the late morning and early afternoon. Overcast too for Germany with the increasing chance of wintry showers further to the east and south. Wintry showers too for the Czech Republic and southern and western parts of Poland. A windy but dry and fine day for Denmark though cloud will linger along the coasts. Overcast for the Balkans with a chance of a wintry shower in Latvia and Estonia but staying mainly dry for Lithuania. Mainly dry too for southern Finland where it will be a rather dull day. Southern Sweden has an east-west split: overcast with wintry showers in the east, dry and bright in the west. The dry and bright weather extends to southern Norway too.

Wednesday Fair for Portugal and Spain with plenty of sunshine. Staying fine in the Balearics but some showers for Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain affecting Italy. Greece should be fine with plenty of sunshine. Staying fair in much of Turkey although there will be some showers to the east. Mostly fair in France once morning mist and fog patches have cleared. The Low Countries and Germany should be cold and dry. Chilly too in Poland with some snow in the east. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland will b dry and cold. A breezy day with some snow flurries in Denmark. Breezy and cold again in the Baltic States and Finland. Remaining cold in Sweden and in Norway too.

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