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Hello. Thanks very much for joining me.
I'm sure you know how this show works by now -
we give you some detail about the next five days
and then we'll take a look at some of the themes that we expect to see
in the forthcoming week. In the short term,
our weather very much dominated by this area of low pressure,
the attendant front gave a wet spell of weather for Northern Ireland
and the southwest of England.
As we get towards lunchtime on Thursday,
that same weather front will have
moved up into the Borders
of Scotland, eastern England,
brighter skies following behind,
but quite a raft of showers,
and some of those quite heavy,
maybe a rumble of thunder,
but temperatures not that disappointing
if you're away from the weather front.
If you get sunshine in the southwest, 11, 12 or 13,
underneath the front, 6, 7 or 8 degrees.
Not a great deal changes on Friday,
except we're pushing that front
and as it runs into colder air
across the hills,
particularly of northern Britain,
I think we'll see a conversion
of some of that rain into snowfall,
but it will be a high-ground feature.
Further south, there's sunshine to be had,
still some spring warmth at this stage,
but some hefty showers.
Catch one of those, you'll know all about it.
Moving towards the weekend,
and there's a none-too-subtle change
in our weather, because the low pressure will have drifted away
towards the Atlantic, and it'll be the big Scandinavian high
that will be providing a very noticeable
and noticeably cold wind
across all parts of the British Isles,
and there is a chance in that flow
at this stage
of seeing some wintry showers,
especially but not exclusively
across eastern parts.
Look at the difference in the temperatures.
You're well down into single figures
and we keep the same sort of feel to the day
as we move from Saturday on into Sunday,
thanks to that high pressure being very much the dominant feature
at this stage, and there'll be some strength in that flow
around the high pressure all the way from Siberia and Scandinavia
right across the whole of the British Isles,
but it's exposed eastern and southern areas that will see
the bulk of the snowfall,
and there is a chance there could be significant snowfall in the south.
We've shown it here more towards the Channel. It could come
a little further north. Remember, we are some way into the future here
on Sunday. Look at those temperatures.
1 to 6 degrees
just about covering it.
So, this is how we start the new week,
the high pressure just beginning to
drift from Scandinavia
out towards the northern parts
of the British Isles,
and therefore, we've got our own
circulation, and we're not relying
on a feed from a cold Siberia
or indeed Scandinavia,
so whilst there's going to be
some delay in the rebound in the temperatures,
first signs of recovery
already on Monday.
OK, it's relative,
it's 4, 5, 6 degrees or so,
and that's because, slowly but surely,
we're going to be entraining
somewhat milder airs from the Atlantic
and they will come to dominate the British Isles,
elbowing aside the cold snap
that many of us will have endured
during the course of the weekend.
As we get on into the forthcoming week,
we will very much be looking towards the Atlantic,
here is our old friend the jet stream,
underneath this jet stream, which is well up in the atmosphere,
we will see a succession of low pressures,
so, yes, it turns less cold, certainly,
but whilst that area of jet stream is firing the low pressures
at us, it will stay unsettled
and it will often be wet and windy. Bye-bye.