Outlook for 10th December – 20th December
Conditions through this period will be mixed and rather split. High pressure will remain close by to the East of the UK, meaning that for Southern and Eastern parts of the country conditions will be more settled and around average in terms of temperature, with varying amounts of cloud and an occasional risk of overnight frost and fog where skies clear. But Northern and Western-most parts of the UK will be more prone to less settled conditions at times with low pressure closer by and some rain or showers coming and going. It will, however, be a little milder here too. Temperatures through the period as a whole finishing close to or slightly above average, with precipitation below average.
Outlook for 21st December – 5th January
There is still greater than average uncertainty for this period but the most likely scenario at present is for high pressure to continue to keep conditions across Southern and Eastern areas a little more settled and perhaps a little cool at times, but with low pressure to the North and West of the UK likely to make inroads across much of the country at times bringing some less settled conditions for many areas, though it is Northern and Western areas who will remain most prone to these conditions. There is still a very small chance of high pressure location a little further Northwards and bringing something cooler in from the East, but at present it looks more likely that temperatures will finish close to or slightly above the seasonal average, with precipitation slightly below average overall.
Forecast Updated: 10:34 on Friday 6th December 2013