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UK Forecast: Fine in the east - Rain into the west, Nov 18 - 16:18

Sunday A cold start to the day with a frost. Much of Britain should have a fine morning with sunny spells but cloud will increase in the west as a warm front approaches. This spreads outbreaks of rain and drizzle in across Northern Ireland, western parts of Scotland, western Wales and Cornwall during the afternoon. The sunshine in the east will be giving way to more cloud. Expect maximum temperatures of 5 to 10 Celsius.

Sunday Night It becomes windy through the evening and the night. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the west spread eastward in the evening. This light and patchy in the south but heavy across Scotland. Further spells of moderate to heavy rain to affect Scotland and northern England overnight with patchy drizzle in the south. Expect a good deal of mist and fog around western coasts ands hills. A milder night to come underneath all the cloud with minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 Celsius.

Monday Mild, windy and cloudy across Britain. Outbreaks of moderate to heavy rain are expected across Northern Ireland and Scotland in the morning. This turns light and patchy in the afternoon. Across England and Wales there will be patches of rain but with a good deal of dry weather. It remains windy and cloudy into the evening and the night with rain across the northern half of Britain. Temperatures are expected to be above normal with highs of 11 to 15 Celsius north to south.

Tuesday Not too much of change in the weather pattern on Tuesday as we keep a moist, mild south westerly wind flow. A grey, windy day to come. Central and eastern parts of England may see little in the way of rainfall The rain should be restricted to Northern Ireland, Scotland, western England and Wales with extensive fog around western coasts. Overnight it stays windy and damp across northern and western areas with the south and east dry. Expect highs of 11 to 14 Celsius.

Morning Call: Rain & drizzle south - Dry & bright north, Nov 18 - 04:44

Showers northern Scotland, snow on mountains Good morning, High pressure lies to the south & west of Britain today, whilst low pressure is over Scandinavia. Many places should see a fair day, but there are a few complications! There will be a cool north-westerly breeze, strongest in northern & eastern regions, up to gale force around the Northern Isles. A front coming down from the north brings showers to northern Scotland, with snow over the mountains.

A weak front trails across southern England & Wales, producing patchy light rain or drizzle, particularly in western regions, where it may stay damp and unpleasant for many hours. Drizzly rain will tend to extend further east across southern England as the day progresses. The best of dry and bright weather should be across north-east England, plus central-southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, with good sunny spells. A few brief showers may come into the north-west of England from the Irish Sea. Today's top temperatures will be 7 to 9C for many, but locally 11 or 12C in the far south-west. Nearer 5C in the Scottish Highlands. Have a great day. Garry

Week ahead: Unsettled - Turning mild, Nov 18 - 08:45

Thursday may be stormy Much of this week is looking quite unsettled with rain and showers. Colder across northern Scotland with a risk of wintry showers. Across England and Wales overall temperatures will turn much milder after a colder start. We could see a deep low bring stormy conditions to Britain on Thursday. For the weather for the next few days click here Tuesday 21/11/17 Mild and rather misty and murky with patches of rain and drizzle in places, this mainly in the west and the north in the afternoon. Rain affects northern and western parts of Britain in the night with the south cloudy but dry. Expect highs of 12 to 14C.

Wednesday 22/11/17 It remains mild with above normal temperatures but colder for Scotland. Increasingly windy with gales developing up through the Irish Sea. Spells of rain to affect Northern Ireland, north west England and Scotland, this may change to snow over the hills of northern Scotland. Dry across the rest of England and Wales sunny spells developing in the afternoon. A mild and windy night across Britain with rain in the north and the west. Expect highs of 8 to 15C.

Thursday 23/11/17 It could be stormy with severe gales across England and Wales but confidence is rather low at this stage. Cloudy and west with temperatures staying above normal. Wet today with heavy rain possible. Colder across northern Scotland tonight with rain changing to snow. A dry, windy night for most places with gales. Look for highs of 8 to 15C.

Friday 24/11/17 Friday looks colder and windy with a risk of wintry showers over the northern hills. Chiefly dry across England and Wales with sunny spells. Gales in the north lessen. Cold overnight with a rural frost. Expect highs of 6 to 9C.

Saturday 25/11/17 Cold and breezy today. Apart from a few wintry showers over the hills of Scotland, most areas will be dry with lots of sunshine. Cloudy overnight with a risk of rain. Expect highs of 3 to 7C. Sunday 26/11/17 Early rain soon clears the south east as another areas of rain and drizzle sweeps in northern Britain. The south turns dry and sunnier. A windy day across the north. Look for highs of 6 to 10C.

Seasonal outlook: Mixed December - Stormy January, Oct 30 - 17:24

*December* There are significant conflicting signals for the weather regime that dominates in December. Signals for some time have been that higher pressure would be in evidence in december, but where will this be centred? Models tend to want to put the high south of the Uk bringing about a milder southwest flow, whereas analogue techniques suggest the high is west of Ireland which would lead to colder northwest winds. We currently favour a middle line between these too where the south is generally drier than average with near normal rain to the north. The month generally sees average to mild temperatures, but there will also be occasions when the northwest wind settles in bringing a few days of colder weather too. *January* A more unsettled spell of weather is expected during January. The jet stream is expected over or to the south of the country bringing windier, wetter conditions. It is likely that after seeing temperatures close to average or above average at the start of the month things could turn colder later. Perhaps look for some wintry weather after mid-month? Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Sunniest, warmest across Iberia - Cold across much of Europe, Nov 19 - 04:43

Windy, unsettled in the Mediterranean Today A cold day across much of Europe but across the south of Spain temperatures reach the low twenties. Lots of dry, sunny weather prevails across Portugal and Spain today. A band of rain will affect central France with the north and south fine and dry. Sunny across the Balearics, Sardinia and Italy. Outbreaks of heavy snow are expected across The Alps into Austria. Lots of dry weather to come across the Adriatic Region except for a few afternoon showers. Heavy showers to come across Greece but drier for the afternoon. A number of heavy showers to affect Turkey today. A cloudy day across Germany with showers while heavier rain is expected across Poland and the Baltic States which will be mixed with snow. Wet too across The Ukraine with heavy snow forecast across northern Russia and Finland. Cold but dry with sunny spells for Sweden and much of Norway. Occasional showers are likely across Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Monday It continues cold across Europe today. An area of rain is expected from Britain into Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. Another cold day to come across Norway, Sweden and Finland but it's dry More snow is likely across Russia. Cold with mix of rain, sleet and snow across Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic. A fine day is expected across Italy and the Adriatic Region. Snow is forecast across parts of Romania and the western Ukraine with rain in the east. Very unsettled across Turkey. Mainly dry across Greece with just a few showers but quite a few showers are likely across the eastern Mediterranean where it will be quite windy. High pressure will give France and Spain a dry, sunny day. Pleasantly warm across southern parts of Iberia.

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