Sunday, 17 January, 2010
TODAY will be partly cloudy with some showers eventually developing in western and northern counties, moderate SW winds 20-30 mph, and highs in the 8-10 C range.
TONIGHT will be misty or foggy with some light frost developing, patches of black ice in a few spots, as any showers die out. Lows will range from -2 to +2 C.
MONDAY will remain partly cloudy to overcast and not quite as mild with a light south to southeast wind, and highs near 7 C.
TUESDAY will become a bit colder with a frosty start, lows near -3 C, and weak sunshine fading behind thickening high cloud, winds SE 10-25 mph, and highs of 5-7 C.
WEDNESDAY is looking quite windy and milder again with rain at times, becoming heavier late in the day. Highs will be near 10 C.
THURSDAY will be windy and mild with periods of rain, highs near 12 C. Winds may reach S 30-50 mph at times.
The further outlook calls for continuing rather mild weather with intervals of settled weather and a bit more rain at times, and this seems the more likely trend for the foreseeable future.
Note, the Tuesday slight chill is a bit of the speculated "return to winter" easterly sourced air mass, but taking quite an indirect route through France, not really a deep cold air mass or a direct hit; even eastern England seems to be about to avoid that narrowly as the Russian cold air stays further east in Germany and Norway. However, this could change so keep it in mind that a slight return to winter is a low-probability outcome mid-week.
It has remained very mild here, the entire day was sunny and highs were near 11 C, but it has started to rain now (10:40 p.m.).