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UK Forecast: Cold, windy & damp - Most rain in east, Nov 19 - 14:08

Tuesday A cold and cloudy day in a brisk easterly wind. There will be cloud and periods of rain affecting eastern areas of Scotland and England. Tending to be drier and brighter to the west although some showers here too. Some cloud and showers in eastern Ireland but fair to the west. Staying cold and rather cloudy in the afternoon, most of any outbreaks of rain in central and eastern areas. Highs at 5 to 8C.

Wednesday Night More cloud and wind affecting much of northern England and Scotland tonight. Cloud in the east will continue to produce periods of rain with some snow over the hills of Scotland. The rain becoming more persistent as the night progresses in northern and eastern areas of England with some rain in north Wales turning to snow on high ground. Cloud and some rain in northern parts of Ireland, drier to the south. Lows at 1 to 5C.

Wednesday Low pressure affecting England, wales and Ireland on Wednesday. There will be spells of rain in Ireland with another area of rain too in central and eastern Scotland, some snow on the hills. Tending to become brighter in England and Wales into this afternoon, after a damp morning, perhaps with some snow over the tops of the hills of Wales. Further rain and strong winds in northern and eastern Scotland, staying damp in Ireland. Highs at a cold 4 to 7C.

Thursday An area of low pressure remains over the northern Bay of Biscay on Thursday while a ridge of high pressure extends east-west to the north of Scotland. This mains the easterly flow for much of the country. It will remain cloudy but it will be drier than Wednesday with rain across eastern Scotland and the coasts of northeastern England as well as the far southwest of Ireland. The best of the brighter weather will be in the far west of the British Isles. High temperatures will reach around 6 to 9C.

Morning Call: Cold & windy - Rain in the east, Nov 20 - 04:44

Windy and cold, outbreaks of rain mainly affecting eastern areas Good morning, It's another cold and breezy day across all parts of the UK and Ireland. There will be some outbreaks of rain, most in the east of England and Scotland, but some pushing west and affecting other areas too.

Feeling cold in the wind this afternoon,e specially in the east. The best of any brightness is likely to be through western Scotland and western parts of Ireland, perhaps in parts of Cornwall and west Wales too.

The winds ease in England, Wales and Ireland tonight as more persistent rain affects northern England, Northern Ireland ans southern Scotland. Drier in central and southern areas as well as western Scotland.

Simon Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Week ahead: A cold week - Murky next week, Nov 20 - 08:56

Cold this week with outbreaks of rain, misty and murky next week Staying cold through middle to later stages of this week. Periods of rain affecting eastern and southern areas. A little milder over the weekend before things turn more misty and perhaps foggy into next week.

For the weather for the next few days click here Friday 23/11/18 Low pressure over southern Ireland on Friday with higher pressure to the north of Scotland. A front gives cloud and rain to southern Ireland and southwest England. A further weak occluded front gives rain in Scotland, most of it light and most in eastern Scotland. Broken cloud and a few bright or sunny spells between these two rain areas, just an isolated shower. Highs at a milder 12C in southwest England, more generally 5 to 7C.

Saturday 24/11/18 Low pressure to the south of the UK on Saturday with high pressure remaining to the north. The easterly wind brings some cloud and rain into central and eastern Ireland. More rain affecting the far south of England. Away from eastern coasts it should be brighter. It will be cold with highs of 7 to 10C.

Sunday 25/11/18 The easterly flow continues on Sunday as low pressure drifts into the North Sea. Cloud and rain may be affecting eastern areas but the west should be dry and bright with sunny spells. Highs at 6 to 9C.

Monday 26/11/18 Low pressure east of the UK giving cloud and outbreaks of rain here. A lighter flow further west allows for mist and fog, this may be slow to clear. Where the mist and fog does clear it should be brighter. Highs at 5 to 8C.

Tuesday 27/11/18 Little change on Tuesday with some cloud and outbreaks of drizzle or rain in the east. Rather murky elsewhere with a fair amount of mist. Some brighter spells breaking through the cloud too. Highs at 6 to 9C. Wednesday 28/11/18 Cool in the east with cloud and some spots of rain and drizzle affecting eastern coasts. Misty with some fog patches for much of the UK. Brighter in western Scotland and Northern Ireland. Rain affects western and southern Ireland where it may be windier. Highs at 6C in eastern England, 10C in Ireland.

Seasonal outlook: Stormy November? - Higher pressure December, Oct 02 - 13:09

*November* Consistently shows as an unsettled month. May be stormy with strong west winds. Wetter than average, especially in the west. Expect nearer average temperatures in south. May become colder and drier later in the month. *December* Drier than average month overall. Higher pressure builds. Frosty nights and increasingly cool south and east. Little change is expected through the month. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Rain central & south - Fair north, Nov 20 - 04:43

Unsettled much of central and southern Europe, fair to the north Tuesday Remaining unsettled through the Mediterranean on Tuesday as a new area of low pressure develops Iberia and the existing area pushes east over Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey. Rain and heavy showers for parts of Portugal and Spain which will fall as snow on higher ground. The Balearics, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Italy and the Balkans will also see some heavy showers develop. Greece and Turkey will have a largely fine day but heavy showers could develop by the evening - particularly for western coastal regions. A cloudy day for much of France, the Low Countries and Germany with a chance of wintry showers in northern and central France and central Germany. A cloudy but dry day for Denmark while the Baltics will see cloud increasing from the northeast throughout the day. A cloudy but dry day for southern Finland and Sweden while it will remain dry and bright in Norway.

Wednesday Rain in southern and southeastern Spain. Rain too for Portugal and northwest Spain. Patchy rain in the Balearics as well as across Sardinia and Corsica. A few showers in Italy, some of them heavy. Greece will have showers in northern area with more persistent rain in Turkey, heavy in the north. Rain over southern France with central and northern areas being dry with sunny spells. Cool for the Low Countries and Germany with good spells of sunshine here. More sunshine for Poland. Fair in Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland. Fair and breezy in Denmark and Norway. Dry too with sunshine in the south of Sweden. The Baltic States will be cold and dry with sunny spells. Breezy for Finland with dry weather and sunny spells here too.

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