So far December has been a month of variations and, as of the 19th, we are colder and drier than average. With the recent snow and bitterly cold temperatures some of us might be hoping for a White Christmas. It’s not going to happen this year folks.
Thursday: Cloudy with spells of light rain or drizzle with hill-fog for most of the day. Another drab day but most of the rain should ease away into the afternoon. Mild. Max 10°C
Friday: Mostly cloudy, patches of mist/fog and remaining mild. There is a chance of some brightness (forgotten what that is!) developing, especially in eastern parts, during the day. Max 10°C
Saturday: Perhaps, don’t hold your breath, a bright start but cloud increasing and the breeze picking it. Some rain likely later in the day. The wind remains from the southwest so above average temperatures again. Max 10°C
Christmas Eve: Windy with cloudy skies. Rain likely as the day progresses and it will be heavy on western-facing hills and in the northwest. Very mild. Max 11°C
Christmas Day: A day of change albeit slowly. A damp day, bah humbug!, with some rain moving south. It will remain mostly cloudy and mild but a little cooler than lately. Later into the evening and overnight colder air will arrive from the northwest. To warrant a White Christmas we need a single snowflake falling before midnight and this is highly unlikely. Max 9°C
Outlook: Colder at times but with spells of rain and possible gales coming in from the west. Don’t rule out another named-storm before we see out 2017.
Finally, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018!
Forecast issued at 11:15am on Wednesday 20th of December 2017