The week ahead will see a marked change from the recent cold weather as wet and windy weather sets in from the west.
The cold easterly winds that have dominated our weather for the last week are expected to steadily give way to milder air from the west as a complex and slow-moving area of low pressure and its associated weather fronts over the Atlantic starts to influence the UK’s weather.
Before the change, Sunday and Monday nights will be frosty in places and patchy fog may make driving conditions difficult in some areas.
A complex and slow-moving area of low pressure will dominate the weather scene over the Atlantic into the new working week, bringing a change to wetter and windier weather across the UK from Tuesday.
Further afield, Storm Diana has been named by IPMA (the official Portuguese Meteorological Authority) because of its expected impacts in the Azores on Tuesday. Diana will then merge with the established Atlantic low pressure area, helping to maintain the unsettled weather over the UK through midweek.
Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Harris said: “It now looks very likely that we will see a major change in the UK’s weather early in the week ahead. We expect spells of wet and windy weather to sweep across the UK from the southwest from Tuesday, although at the moment there is uncertainty around the timing and the focus for the heaviest rain and strong winds by Wednesday as Storm Diana approaches our shores.