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Hello. In the depths of last week's cold spell you may have
struggled to imagine temperatures would ever climb above freezing,
let alone get into double digits
but that is exactly what is going to happen as we head into the weekend.
It's going to turn increasingly mild.
There will be some rain at times
and the snow is not completely done with us yet.
This weather system running across southern
and central areas through the first part of Thursday is likely to
provide some snow for the hills of Wales, the north Midlands,
northern England, but maybe even to lower levels for a time.
It will be largely rain elsewhere
and in any case it will have cleared to the east by lunch time.
So the afternoon, largely dry with spells of sunshine.
Just a scattering of showers drifting in from the west
and those temperatures already in double digits in the south.
10 degrees there in London.
As we look ahead to Friday we'll see a lot of dry weather.
Spells of sunshine after any early mist patches have cleared.
Still showers across Scotland, wintry over high ground.
And then we look to the south, this rain pushing across the
Channel Islands into the far south-west by the
end of Friday afternoon.
That will be a big feature of our weather for the start
of the weekend. This frontal system pushing northwards during Friday
night into Saturday, taking rain with it.
Low pressure taking up residence down here to the south-west
but the position of this low is crucial
because it will start to drag up some pretty mild air from the south.
Many of us seeing a notable lift in temperatures
but with that we'll see these outbreaks of rain splashing
northwards across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, southern Scotland.
Some of the rain could be heavy.
Perhaps turning to snow over higher ground in the north for a time.
But look at these afternoon highs.
Down towards the south 12, 13, maybe 14.
A long time since we've seen temperatures that high.
Into Sunday this band of wet weather will be sliding
northwards across Scotland.
Even here most of it rain by this stage as that mild air
continues to progress northwards.
Further south pretty murky, a lot of cloud, some mist and fog around.
Some rain perhaps into the south-east and many places
into double digits, even further north we're looking at highs of 8
Low pressure still the dominant feature as we move
out of Sunday into the start of the new working week.
A lot of uncertainty about where these individual weather
systems will be at this stage.
There will be some spells of rain at times.
Quite a lot of cloud I suspect
but some brighter glimpses coming through here and there
and those temperatures not quite as high as over the weekend in
the south but 11-12, 7 there across northern and eastern Scotland.
What's going on? It's all down to the jet stream.
During next week it will remain largely to the south of the UK but
notice this little dip that develops towards the end of the week.
That could spin up a fairly deep area of low pressure,
giving the potential for some fairly windy weather.
Certainly the potential for some wet weather.
And as that low drifts its way further east that could open
the floodgates to some slightly colder air
returning from the north by the end of the week.
It won't be anything like as cold as it was last week
but a different feel after those double digits over the weekend.
So next week, rain at times, equally some sunny spells too.
It will at times be windy.
Just the chance that it could turn colder later
but nothing like as cold as it was last week and before we get
there we will get to see some pretty high temperatures.