Windy on Tuesday, with rain spreading eastwards.
Today: A dry and bright start but thickening cloud and outbreaks of rain will spread east across the region during the morning, often light and patchy. Becoming increasingly windy, with coastal gales. Rain turning heavy in the west late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 11C.
Tonight: Rain clearing east around midnight, though briefly heavy with squally winds. Dry and largely clear thereafter but cold, with winds slowly easing leading to a risk of frost locally. Minimum Temperature 0C.
Wednesday: A sunny though breezy morning on Wednesday. Some showers in the afternoon, heavy for a time though clearing east to a dry and largely clear evening. A cold day. Maximum Temperature 7C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: A bright, cold start on Thursday, then windy with rain and showers. Windy with early rain on Friday, slowly brightening up. Still windy on Saturday, but bright or sunny.
UK Outlook for Saturday 14 Dec 2019 to Monday 23 Dec 2019: Staying unsettled throughout Saturday with blustery showers and spells of rain. Some drier or brighter interludes may develop in the southeast. Staying windy, particularly in the south, where there is a risk of coastal gales. Temperatures near average, but turning colder further north. The changeable theme looks to continue over the next few weeks with showers or spells of rain throughout. Any drier interludes are likely to be short-lived in any one place. Temperatures look likely to fall below average, with the risk of wintry showers in the north alongside a low risk of snow along northern edges of rain bands. Some possible frost and freezing fog at times, mainly across northern regions. Strong winds and a risk of coastal gales throughout the period.
UK Outlook for Tuesday 24 Dec 2019 to Tuesday 7 Jan 2020: A more changeable spell is expected towards the end of December, with the greatest potential for heavy rain in the south and east at first, with any snow becoming confined to northern hills. A more typical northwest/southeast split looks likely to develop into the New Year, bringing rain to the northwest interspersed with showers, and drier periods further south. This could be accompanied by a general upturn in temperatures, as well as the risk of strong winds at times.