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Hello. We've had some disruptive
snowfall through the weekend.
It has been treacherous
out and about
and a real shock to the system.
Significant snowfall as well,
10 to 15 centimetres in part.
This was Llandrindod Wells
on Sunday morning.
We had a lot of snow
in Doncaster as well.
This picture was sent in by our
weather watcher here.
And even in low-lying southern
areas, such as Bristol,
we had a covering of snow and indeed
of course there were amber warnings
across many parts in he south,
the west and Wales during Sunday.
Now, as we get into Monday,
it's still cold to start with
because we've still got that
Siberian easterly wind
dominating in he south but the
winds are starting to ease
in he north and we're starting to
see the Atlantic mild air
get a little closer to our shores.
So it will start cold
but largely dry this week.
However, it will be very icy first
and then we've got the milder air
that will gradually lift
the temperatures coming in as we go
through towards midweek.
So Monday still has the risk of some
snow flurries in he south
but particularly he south and West,
the Channel Islands as well.
For many, though, it's a drier day,
brighter, not as cold.
I won't say warm yet.
Four or five degrees and we've still
got that wind in he south,
so there's still a wind chill here.
It's not so noticeable in he north
because in he north,
we're closer to this area of high
which is keeping, or maintaining,
drier conditions here.
And that slips southward, it allows
a northerly wind in for Tuesday.
Again, a northerly wind from the
Arctic isn't a particularly warm
wind direction at this time of year.
However, we're cutting off that
bitter Siberian air.
So it won't be as cold Tuesday.
It will start icy and there could
still be a few showers
coming into eastern areas
and one or two bits of cloud
and drizzle into the north and west.
But with 7 to 9,
temperatures are slowly recovering.
There will be a snowmelt as well,
possibly rain midweek,
so we'll have to keep an eye on
But by midweek we certainly are
by this south-westerly wind across
most of the country.
That high pressure sitting across
he south will maintain
a lot of dry and settled weather
There could be some murkiness
around in the morning.
But again, the rain is mostly
for the Highlands and the islands
on Wednesday, temperatures
elsewhere are slowly recovering.
We're seeing double figures.
And we should see that again
through Thursday and Friday
because you've got this wedge now of
mild Atlantic air
from those south-westerly winds,
our prevailing wind direction
But of course with the prevailing
wind, the south-westerly,
often we have rain and low pressure.
And that's what we have on Thursday.
So for more of us there'll be rain,
some heavy rain,
some stronger winds driving it
but again it will take much
of the day to reach eastern areas.
But by then we might have 12 or 13
That's still with us across southern
and eastern areas
through Thursday night into Friday,
clearing out of the way
and then we've got this huge area of
dominating western Europe.
So you can imagine there'll be
further areas of low pressure,
weather fronts sent our way.
So Friday looks fairly disturbed.
There'll be some gusty winds near
the showery rain
as it moves eastwards.
It's difficult at this stage to put
the finite detail on
but of course we'll keep you posted
through the week
and again it's still relatively
mild, 8 to 11 is around average
for the time of year.
As that low slips away southwards,
we do allow a northerly wind
to come in for a time, so it could
be an element of winteriness
over the hills, some frost by night.
But most of the low pressure is
then towards the second half
of the week into the weekend and
early the following week
are driven to the north by our jet
that's the fast-moving air in the
upper atmosphere that drives the low
pressures in off the Atlantic,
driving them towards northern areas.
So always it looks as if southern
parts will see less rain
with high pressure around but there
will be some cooler interludes
as we move through the weekend and
into the beginning of next week.
Bye-bye for now.