The average maximum temperature for January is about 6°C. Currently we are below, standing at 3.9°C, but with little snow to show for it. I am pinning my hopes on some snow showers next week and a colder end to January but this is just a [hopeful] ‘thought’ and not a certainty.
Thursday: A foggy start, which could cause travel disruption on roads and at the airports, and some patchy frost too. It will be a cold day with some bright spells developing. Fog could linger in places and where it does it will not get much above freezing. Max 4°C
Friday: Little change with a murky start. A dry day to follow with some bright spells
where the low-cloud lifts but general mostly cloudy. Breezy later. Max 5°C
Weekend: Could be better
Saturday: Cloud thickening from the west with some patchy rain arriving slowly. A dull day all round. Max 6°C
Sunday: Any rain easing away and we will see some bright spells developing, but again more cloudy than bright, so a disappointing weekend overall. A more active weather front looks set to sweep rain across the region later on Sunday evening and overnight leading to a more active pattern. Max 5°C
Outlook: After the rain on Sunday we could well see a set-up of cold north-westerly winds with frequent wintry showers, so some snow possible next week, especially so on higher ground and a cold wind for all.
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December 2017 Stats
Max 11.1°C (7th)
Min -5.2°C (12th)
Av. 4.2°C (below average)
Rain 85.4mm (below average)
Rainy Days 28 (grim!)
Dry Days 3
Air Frosts 11
Snow Falling Days 9
Snow Lying Days 4
Forecast Issued at 1:30pm on Wednesday the 10th of January 2018