We will start the weekend in a colder, westerly airflow with some wintry showers, mainly for Cumbria but perhaps a few reaching further south into Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Slight accumulations of snow may result during Saturday, more especially over the higher ground of Cumbria. Yesterday’s yellow alert for snow/ice over Cumbria is due to be updated shortly. In the meantime I’m attaching yesterday’s version.
During Sunday the mood will reverse as milder air brings further rain across all parts, although before the colder air gets displaced there could be a little sleet or snow for a time, more especially across the higher ground of the Pennines and Cumbria.
FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK:
The Atlantic low pressure system bringing the rain and temporary return to milder conditions later on Sunday will likely prove to be another intense affair as it passes to the north of the UK later on Sunday and into Monday. Another strong wind episode looks on the cards and with the weekend approaching we have this morning issued an early yellow alert for winds (very low likelihood of medium level impacts) across a large swathe of the UK including all of Northwest England for the whole of Monday. This alert will be refined on a day-by-day basis as the event draws nearer. Once the system gets well clear of our shores it’s a return to colder conditions later on Monday and into Tuesday with wintry showers and overnight frost.
Enough ? For sure.
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