Another unsettled day across the British Isles as a secondary low pressure system zips eastwards across southern Scotland bringing gales or severe gales on its southern flank whilst on the northern side there will be a fair amount of snow over parts of the Scottish mountains. The changeable weather looks set to continue into the beginning of December as well with the Atlantic jet stream currently firing on all cylinders and this week it will be the turn of the rain to bring concerns..
Although some areas are starting dry this morning, squally outbreaks of rain already affecting western regions will push across many parts of the country today, turning heavy at times, whilst over the Scottish mountains snow can be expected, with some locally heavy falls. The far north of Scotland will be bright and chilly with a few wintry showers, and brighter, more showery conditions will move in across many areas by the end of the afternoon although southern parts of England will remain cloudy and damp. It will become very windy with gales or severe gales across much of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, England and Wales, inland gusts of up to 55 mph, but in exposed areas gusts of up to 80 mph are possible, especially across exposed parts of Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, southwest Scotland and northwest England. Those winds will make it feel cold with top temperatures of 2°C to 6°C in the north and 7°C to 11°C in the south.
The wind and showers will continue well into tonight for many areas but they will gradually become more confined to the north and west by the end of the night. However later in the night more rain will return across Wales and southwest England. Winds will prevent temperatures from falling too far with lows of 4°C to 8°C for southern regions but it will be a lot colder over Scotland with frost as temperatures drop to lows of -5°C in more sheltered spots. Into tomorrow a north-south split will develop across the UK with northern Britain seeing a bright but chilly day whilst southern parts are cloudy with rain at times, the heaviest and most persistent of this rain coming across Wales and northwest England.