Issued by the Met Office on 2017-11-23 at 16:00:00
Mostly dry and chilly overnight, some rain in the south
Northern parts should stay dry and become cold by morning with a touch of frost possible. However, cloud will thicken in the south with rain likely for a time overnight. Minimum Temperature 2C.
Any residual rain should quickly clear southeastern parts of the region, then it should be a dry day with some lengthy spells of sunshine, but feeling chilly. Winds light. Maximum Temperature 8C.
Cold Saturday and Sunday with sunny spells after overnight frost, and just the risk of an isolated wintry shower. Turning breezier. Monday, rain spreading east followed by drier, brighter conditions.
A cold and frosty start for both Tuesday and Wednesday, then a mixture of sunshine and showers, these wintry at times with snow over northern hills, and with possibly spells of more persistent rain for some eastern areas. It will be windy too with a risk of gales in the north and east, and this will make it feel particularly cold. These cold and showery conditions look likely to continue into the weekend, with the showers most frequent and wintry in the north and east, with drier, sunnier weather elsewhere. Thereafter slow moving weather patterns continue to be the more likely scenario into early December, with some periods of rain at times, especially in the west, and with temperatures probably near to or slightly below the average.
During this period of December, weather patterns are likely to continue to be fairly slow moving and this brings more uncertainty than normal into the forecast. It is probable that there will be some spells of wet, windy and at times mild weather with the wettest weather probably across western and perhaps some southern parts of the country. These may be interspersed with some drier and brighter spells too, when it could become colder with the risk of frost overnight. On the whole, temperatures may be a little colder than normal. Later in the month, it may become more generally unsettled and milder.
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