Issued: 0900 Sunday 16th January 2022
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Frost and fog common toward next weekend
High pressure will continue to frequently influence our weather patterns during the next week or so. Occasional fronts will move across northern areas bringing some rain at times and windier days. Southern regions mostly dry with frost common and foggy spells.
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A cloudier day across England and Wales as a weak front sinks south down the country on Wednesday bringing patchy rain for a time to northern and central areas. Staying mostly dry further for southern counties. Somewhat milder for England and Wales too. A mainly dry, bright and slightly cooler day across Scotland and Northern Ireland, some snow showers on the mountains in the north. Highs at 5 to 10C.
A cooler day for many on Thursday as a north to northwesterly wind blows through. Expect a frosty start then a largely dry and bright though some showers brushing eastern coasts of Scotland and England as well as affecting the far north of Scotland. Perhaps more cloud cover, mist and fog for western areas. Highs at 4 to 7C.
A frosty start to Friday for many and a chilly day is expected. There is a brisk wind through much of Scotland will bring up the wind chill factor here. Blustery showers through western parts of Scotland. Drier elsewhere with sunny spells though some mist and fog likely in the south and southwest. Highs at 4 to 7C.
More cloud cover across Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland with some patchy light rain and drizzle affecting westernmost regions here, otherwise dry. Dry with mist and fog pacthes about, these stubborn to lift too. Highs at 4 to 8C.
A similar day to Saturday whereby cloudier skies further north and west, sunshine to the south though many places will wake up to mist and fog. Largely dry. Highs at 5 to 8C.
High pressure toward the southwest keeps things quiet in southern areas with patchy fog. Breezier across northern areas with some showers in Scotland. Highs 5 to 9C.