Wet weather edging in from the west

Things are once again forecast to turn a little unsettled for the remainder of the week with recurring bouts of rain edging in from the west.

Over the coming days, our weather will be controlled by a low pressure system to the northwest and a high pressure system to the southwest. Together these systems will bring in some wet but slightly milder weather to the UK and Ireland.

From Wednesday evening, a slow-moving band of rain will edge in from the southwest where up to 50 millimeters of precipitation is likely by Friday in northern and northwest England with up to 30 millimeters across the north of Ireland and Northern Ireland. At higher elevations, some of this is likely to be snow.

As a result, local flooding from rivers and surface water is possible on Thursday and Friday across Wales and parts of England particularly in areas where the snow has not yet melted.
For those in Northern England and Scotland, a low pressure system over Scandinavia will be keeping temperatures on the cooler side of things, suggesting any incoming rain from the west will turn more wintry, especially at higher elevations. From the Pennines northwards, between 20-30 centimetres of snow is possible at elevations over 200 m from Wednesday which could lead to some traffic disruption.

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