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20 February 2018 23:12


Dry, clear and cold tonight, with a few mist and fog patches forming. Winds light north to northeast in direction. Lowest temperatures between -3 and +2 degrees Celsius leading to a widespread frost.


Frost and any lingering mist and fog patches will clear in the morning and it will be another largely dry day with sunny spells. The odd isolated shower will occur along the south and east coast in an onshore light to moderate south to southeast breeze. Top temperatures will be 7 to 9 degrees Celsius.


Wednesday Night: Wednesday night will be mainly dry, but cloud is expected to be thicker with some patchy rain or drizzle along coasts. Lowest temperatures will range between zero and plus 3 degrees Celsius from east to west with some frost in eastern. Winds will be light south to southeasterly, becoming moderate overnight.

Thursday: Thursday will be a cloudier day overall, with patchy light rain at times. Afternoon temperatures will be between 6 and 8 degrees and winds will be mainly light to moderate south to southeasterly. Temperatures overnight will fall to near freezing in the east with some frost, but will remain at around 3 or 4 degrees Celsius elsewhere.

Friday: Friday will be largely dry in many areas with some bright spells, but rather cloudy overall with a little patchy drizzle or light rain in coastal counties of the south and west. Temperatures will range between 5 degrees in the east to 7 or 8 degrees Celsius in the west and winds will be moderate southeasterly and will freshen later. It'll be mainly dry overnight and in the east temperatures will fall below freezing bringing a sharp frost there, elsewhere temperatures will be higher at about 3 or 4 degrees.

Saturday & Sunday: Cold, dry weather and brighter skies are expected over the weekend with better sunshine, but some low cloud and mist in places in the mornings. Moderate southeast breezes and afternoon temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees Celsius. Very cold and frosty conditions by night due to clear skies with temperatures below zero in most places.

Early days of Next Week: The details of further outlook remain uncertain and will be monitored for detail. At the moment it looks like it will be a cold regime for early days of next week with easterly winds, and frosty nights with sub zero temperatures. There is a risk of some wintry showers in some eastern and southern coastal counties and some may be of snow, but mainly dry elsewhere.
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