Christmas Weekend Weather Forecast 22/12/16

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  1. Simon Keeling

    Simon Keeling Member

    Hi again,

    And so this is Christmas...and a stormy one too! The good news is that the weather should be improving next week.

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    Wishing you and yours fabulous and peaceful Christmas!

    Have a great weekend,


    Issued: 1100 hrs, Thursday 22nd December 2016

    Low pressure (the remnants of Storm Barbara) will be north of Scotland on Saturday. A westerly flow elsewhere, still to gale force in places.
    Warm fronts pass into Ireland in the afternoon, spreading eastwards ahead of the next area of low pressure which will move close to northwest Ireland in the evening. Winds increasing again in the evening with widespread severe gales developing into Christmas morning.
    Showers, some heavy in northern and western Scotland with sleet and snow on the hills. Showers affecting western coasts and hills of England and Wales. Drier and brighter in many central, southern and eastern parts of England.
    Increasing cloud through Ireland with rain in the west by lunchtime. This then spreads east in the afternoon as the winds increase.
    Winds W 20-25kt (F5-F6) but 30-40kt (F8-F9) in northern Scotland, increasing SW 40-55kt (F9-F10) in Ireland through the afternoon, then SW 35-45kt (F8-F9) for all during the evening.

    A mild and windy Christmas Day. Low pressure passes north of Scotland with fronts tracking eastwards.
    The gale to severe gale force southwest wind will be bringing a fair amount of cloud and some patchy rain or drizzle to western coasts and hills. Brighter in central and eastern areas with some good spells of sunshine.
    Heavier rain associated with the fronts in Scotland, this rain pushing into Northern Ireland and northern England in the afternoon.
    Winds in excess of WSW 35-45kt (F8-F9) but W-NW 15kt (F4) in northern Scotland.

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