It is now exactly five weeks until Christmas Day - we hope that doesn't shock you as much as it has us in the office this morning! Anyway, back to the weather and low pressure is now pulling away to the east and this will allow a ridge of high pressure to building in over the next day or two bringing more in the way of drier conditions to many regions.
This morning starts off with a fair amount of cloud around with scattered showers continuing to circulate around that area of low pressure, some of these showers quite heavy and accompanied by blustery winds, especially in the south. Not a huge amount of change is expected today but the showers will tend to become more scattered with some bright or sunny spells developing, but as winds veer more northerly then mainly cloudy and damp conditions will affect central and northern parts of Scotland. Top temperatures today will be down slightly on the weekend, ranging from 10°C to 13°C, mildest in the south.
Many areas hold onto a fair amount of cloud tonight and the breeze will continue to feed in a few showers, especially towards eastern and south-eastern regions. Some clearer spells will develop in the north and west and here it will turn chilly with some frost forming in places. The risk of showers lingers in the south and east tomorrow but for many places Tuesday will be a drier and brighter day.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER