A brief respite from the unsettled conditions across the UK today as a weak ridge of high pressure crosses the country but it will be brief with the next area of low pressure moving in from the west later on bringing more rain with it.
Monday dawns drier and brighter in many areas as yesterday's low pressure system pulls away to the east with any remaining showers soon dying away this morning although some showers will continue to affect eastern and north-eastern Scotland. Otherwise, for much of the country it will be a mainly dry day with plenty of bright winter sunshine. It won't be long before cloud increases in the west, however, and the next band of rain will move into Ireland by this afternoon, reaching Northern Ireland around dusk. Top temperatures today will range from 6°C or 7°C in the north to 11°C or 12°C in the south.
That rain band continues to push north and east tonight, the rain heavy at times and accompanied by brisk winds in the south. However, many parts of Scotland will stay dry after any showers die out and clear spells will allow for a frost to form here but it will be milder in the south. Tomorrow sees rain becoming slow-moving again over parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England with showers in the south leaving central and northern Scotland with the driest and brightest of the weather.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER
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