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Hello. If you're fed up of the almost relentless greyness
of the skies over this past week, things are about to change.
We're about to see a bit more sunshine but a marked change
in the way the weather feels. Bringing about the
change is this weather front which on Sunday is way to
the north-west in the UK to begin with, it's going to be
driven towards us by a strengthening jet stream.
Before it arrives, well, it's more of the same for Sunday -
for many of you, at least.
Lots of cloud around, the odd spot of light rain
or drizzle, maybe a better chance into the afternoon
of a few cloud breaks here and there, bit of
sunshine coming through, particularly across
parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland as the
breeze starts to strengthen. That strengthening breeze
is only a sign of the change getting closer and closer.
These are your afternoon temperatures for
Sunday, little bit down on Saturday's values,
but where they should be for the time of year.
So here comes the change. Up towards Western Scotland
and Northern Ireland, a spell of heavy rain
and strong to gale force if not sever gale force winds.
Accompanying it is that band of rain. Active weather
front pushes its way southwards and eastwards across all
parts through Sunday night and into Monday morning.
On the charts, by the time we start Monday morning it's
towards the south and east, but follow the isobars
back behind it, it's coming from a very cold source,
Greenland, northern parts of Canada, and that colder air
will be pushing southwards and eastwards as we go
through Monday, introducing a marked change for all of us.
So let's take you through Monday. If you're up early
and commuting across East Anglia and the south-east
it'll be a wet and very windy start. Still gales around
across parts of England and Wales first light
on Monday morning. Persistent rain gets out the way
during the morning, then some sunny conditions developing
but a scattering of showers, showers possible just about
anywhere into the afternoon. Most frequent to north
and west and as temperatures drop through the day
those showers will turn increasingly wintry,
initially across parts of Western Scotland and
But the wintry weather will become a bit more extensive
into Tuesday as we see those north-westerly winds
bring in yet colder and colder air.
The showers will push across just about anywhere,
given the strength of the wind. Most frequent in the west,
heavy with hail and thunder and some sleet and snow,
some of the snow coming to low levels across parts
of Scotland. Northern Ireland and northern England, too,
get a slight covering in places. And we stick with that flow
of air across the UK, it's a mixture of sunshine and
frequent showers, showers still at the heaviest
towards the north and the west and an added wind chill
across the country, so wherever you are through Tuesday
and Wednesday, it will feel colder than the thermometer suggests.
But we've got to watch this on Wednesday night,
we could see in that run of north-westerly winds
a very nasty area of low pressure develop.
It looks like it's set to track across the southern
half of the country, but its exact position will be crucial
because on the southern flank of it we'll see the strongest
of the winds, maybe severe gales through the night
into Thursday, some snow on the northern flank of the
low pressure system, but it does clear off into the
near continent very, very quickly indeed.
So it's going to be an overnight feature,
so for Thursday sunshine and wintry showers probably sums it up.
End of the week we've got that run of north-westerly winds
with high pressure to the south-west,
low pressure to the north,
this is the continuous direction we get the winds coming in from,
but as we go through the weekend that area of low pressure finally
takes some movement off into the near continent,
allowing a more northerly air flow to set up. That's still going to be
feeding in some pretty cold air
but as winds fall lighter the story into the weekend
may be fewer showers
but increasing risk of some pretty sharp overnight frost.
So for the next ten days, get Sunday out the way,
the winds pick up, it turns colder and wintry,
made to feel much colder
given the strength of the winds
but into the weekend it's those
overnight frosts which will return.