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colin from Milford Haven

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30
Jan
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Jan
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30
Jan
06:13


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Low pressure sitting close to the northeast of the country brings another rather cold day to many parts of the UK with further scattered showers. However with upper air temperatures having lifted slightly, the showers are less wintry in nature for many. The weekend will see that cold air returning from the north though with a renewed risk of snow showers developing.

This morning will start off bright and chilly in many areas but there is an area of rain, sleet and snow clearing central and southern parts of England which moved south overnight bringing a covering of snow in places. As well as this there are a good scattering of showers around windward coasts in the north and west, many of the showers falling as rain or sleet with the snow more restricted to higher ground. Little change is expected today with with many places seeing a mixture of sunny spells and showers, but there will be fewer showers around than yesterday and some places towards the south and east will remain mostly dry all day. Temperatures today will again be on the chilly side with maximums of 3°C to 7°C whilst winds will remain brisk.

The showers will continue around northern and western coasts tonight with clear spells developing elsewhere allowing for some frost and icy surfaces to form as temperatures fall down to or just below freezing. Looking ahead to tomorrow and it will be another cold and windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers in many areas, the showers tending to turn increasingly wintry in the north and west as colder air begins to move back in from the north.

FORECASTER: BARBER

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29
Jan
10:02


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February To Start Cold



A cold start to February is on the cards for much of the country as we draw in colder air from the north thanks to low pressure taking up residence to our east whilst out to the west a ridge of high pressure extends northwards from the Azores. This set-up looks like lasting into next week before the ridge of high pressure looks set to move in later in the week bringing some hard frosts.

There will be some snow around too, primarily around coasts exposed to the winds which will become northerly from the weekend onwards, but there is certainly the scope for troughs to develop and move south bringing a risk of snow to more inland locations as well. We urge you to check forecasts daily as the snow risk will change markedly from day to day, and any features that do develop can only be picked up by forecasters at relatively short notice.

One feature we are monitoring though is the approach of an Atlantic low pressure system on Monday which could bring a longer spell of rain, sleet and snow to the west and southwest of the country. The exact track and intensity of this system will be crucial, and will likely not be determined until the weekend. Keep checking the live feed and our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates as they happen.

FORECASTER : MARSH

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24
Jan
12:19


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Colder Weather On Way?



Some of the models have been hinting at colder weather to come next week as the jet stream makes a poor attempt to push to the North of the UK only to be forced South and West of the British Isles during the middle part of the week.

This type of set up will allow low pressure near Iceland to deepen and rapidly push Southeast dragging in colder air from the North with it too. At the moment the time frame we are watching is during Wednesday when a very active cold front could spread Southeast with much colder air behind and widespread wintry showers for many areas.

After this it starts to get a bit more complicated as weather models suggest the cold pool stagnating over the British Isles with frequent wintry showers for Northern and Eastern areas lasting right through to next weekend. As with any Northerly set up it tends to mean coastal areas of Northern, Northeastern and Eastern England and Scotland tend to see snow showers, for many others it means bright and cold with some night frosts to come.

FORECASTER : BLAIR

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