|SIGNIFICANT WEATHER: Severe Gales (N and NE). Gales (N and W). Heavy Precipitation (N). Snow (N). Ice (N). Blizzards (N).|
SUMMARY: Cold and wintry with the threat of blizzards in the N, though drier and brighter to the S and SW.
SYNOPTIC SITUATION: A deep area of low pressure becomes dominant to the NE of the U.K. as high pressure persists to the W and SW, sustaining a generally NW ly airflow over much of the country.
WIND: NW gale force, locally severe gale force in the NE, backing W fresh or strong in the S.
WEATHER: Overcast across the N as rain and showers move southwards during the day, heavy and wintry at times especially over high ground with significant snowfall and blizzards. Drier and brighter ahead of the rain though with sunny spells in the SW.
TEMPERATURE: Near or slightly below average with a risk of widespread frost, and ice in the N.
CONFIDENCE OF FORECAST: High 90%