10/01/2018 Weather for the Week Ahead


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Hello, there. Over the weekend, all of the weather excitement

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was at the other side of the Atlantic in the US and Canada.

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To start this week, though,

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the interest has turned to our side of the Atlantic.

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We saw snowfall in the Sahara,

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about a metre and a half's worth

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of snowfall

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in the space of 24 hours

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in alpine regions.

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Extreme avalanche risk here,

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as well, at the moment -

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whereas, for us,

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well, we had grey,

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and lots of it, as well.

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So, what has been happening?

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Well, the cold weather

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across the US and Canada

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certainly fired up a very active jet stream

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across the Atlantic -

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but notice, as it gets towards us,

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it's dived down towards the south,

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taking that cold air

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towards southern parts of Europe

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and north Africa,

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leaving us in a fairly slack airflow.

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Not much in the way of wind,

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not much changing day by day,

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and not much to push this weather front

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eastwards across the country this morning -

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but that weather front,

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as it arrives through the night

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into the morning,

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will introduce some brighter conditions into the west.

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Gone is the grey -

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but there will be some lingering fog

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in Northern Ireland after an icy start,

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the odd pocket of frost in other western areas,

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but a dry and bright day ahead.

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Still grey, though, with that weather front

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slowly moving across

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northern and eastern Scotland,

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and, for some eastern coastal counties of England,

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some patchy rain and drizzle.

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For you, maybe another day of grey to come.

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Temperatures, though, up on what we've seen

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over the past couple of days,

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and, given a bit more sunshine,

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lighter winds, that will feel quite pleasant -

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but then we have that problem.

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Light winds, clear skies through the night,

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sharp, plunging temperatures.

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Still wet through the night into Thursday

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across the far north-east of Scotland,

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showers for a time across the south-west,

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which will gradually fade

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in between some dense patches of fog forming,

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and just about anywhere could see some frost,

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maybe some ice on the ground,

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to start Thursday morning.

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As we look at the chart for Thursday,

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still not many isobars across the UK,

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so, once you've got the fog,

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not much wind to clear it.

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A ridge of high pressure,

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still a bit of rain

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across the far north-east of Scotland,

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particularly for Orkney and Shetland.

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Shetland the only place

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seeing any noticeable breeze -

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but mist and fog could be a problem

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through the Midlands towards East Anglia

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and the south-east,

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and where you've got it, you could linger all day.

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Temperatures struggling, 2 or 3 degrees at best.

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Elsewhere, temperatures down on Wednesday,

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still a reasonable amount of sunshine

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for the north and west of the UK.

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Now, we do it all again

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through Thursday night to Friday.

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A ridge of high pressure still with us,

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but signs of something changing into the west.

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Breeze picking up on Friday across some western areas

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clearing any morning mist and fog here,

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breaking the cloud up, some sunny spells,

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then rain into Ireland later on.

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Much of Scotland, England and Wales stays dry.

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A few in the east

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will hold on to those fog patches.

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By the time we hit the weekend,

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we've got another weather front

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trying to push its way eastwards.

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There's not much in the way of breeze

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on the back edge of this, again,

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so, we start with the rain in the west.

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Beware, though,

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this could be a little bit further east,

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could be a little bit further west, as well -

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but where it does,

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rain on and off all day long,

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but it will tend to fizzle in situ, really,

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with just winds blowing north to south,

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rather than across it.

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So, a damp day on Sunday, patchy rain and drizzle,

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and then another weather front

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is going to have another attempt

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to bring changes our way -

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and this time it could be a bit more successful,

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with some heavy rain into the west

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by the time we finish the weekend.

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So, that takes us into early next week.

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The jet stream wakens up a little bit

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and starts to push towards us,

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introducing a bit more mobility

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to our weather conditions,

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and taking this area of low pressure

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from Iceland down towards us.

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It's going to be a gradual process,

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but it will bring a noticeable change

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into next week,

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after a spell of rain early on,

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moving from west to east,

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it's going to turn windier

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across the country.

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Those winds going into a north-westerly direction -

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so, a chilly direction -

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and, so, sunshine and showers

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to take us through a good part of the week,

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but, with temperatures dropping again,

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those showers in the west could turn wintry.

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