UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2018-12-12 at 16:00:00

East of England

Colder in the west tonight, with frost likely.

This Evening and Tonight

Rather cloudy across East Anglia, locally breezy, with one or two coastal showers. Some clear spells in the west, leading to lower temperatures and a touch of frost. Minimum Temperature 0C.


Dry with bright or sunny spells in the west but cloudier towards East Anglia, with the odd shower along coastal areas. Feeling cold, and becoming frosty overnight. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Frosty early Friday, then sunny intervals and coastal showers. Another frosty start on Saturday, then windy with heavy rain spreading east. Milder Sunday, with sunshine and showers.

UK Outlook for Monday 17 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 26 Dec 2018

Through the middle of the month, a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain looks likely, with a risk of severe gales. Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, although the south and west could become rather mild at times. However, a chance of some colder air in the north could give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week, it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, there is a small chance of colder temperatures, which could bring snow to hilltops in the north, and perhaps to low levels for a time in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Dec 2018 to Thursday 10 Jan 2019

The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year, although there is a small chance things could turn colder in late December. However, as we head into the New Year, there is an increased chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.



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