Weekend Weather Forecast 28/1/11

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Weekend Weather Forecast 28/1/11

Postby weatherman » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:35 pm

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Issued: 1200 Friday 28th January 2011

The large area of high pressure which has been dominating the weather for more than a week is going to be centred off northwest Ireland at midday today. A weakening cold front is moving southwards through the North Sea, bringing a few spots of rain and some cloud with it. The main problem for the day will be in forecast where most of the cloud will be. A weak occluded front affects northern coasts of France, moving west through the day.
Broken cloud and some good clear spells across most of the central parts of England, Wales and East Anglia too. It should be a dry day here with some sunny spells. These continuing across northwest England and Ireland. A cold day everywhere.
Thicker cloud is likely across southern England, and it is here where there will be a stiff northeast breeze blowing. The cluod may be thick enough to produce a spot of rain here too.
Some cloud for northeast England, associated with the cold front but this breaking too.
Fair through Scotland with broken cloud throughout the day and only light winds.
Winds mainly ENE-NE 18-24kt (F5-F6) through southern England, weakening and backing as you head north and eventually becoming NW 7-10kt (F3) over northern Scotland.


The area of high pressure is still centred over southern parts of the country through Sunday, but with a warm front having passed eastwards through Scotland, the air mass will be more moist, and so there will be more general cloud across the country.
The winds in the far south of England should ease a little, and it is here where the best of the sunshine will be found on Sunday afternoon.
Across the rest of England, Wales and Ireland as well as southern Scotland it is likely to be cold day with more mist and murky around then on Saturday. Cloud bases will be lower and visibility is likely to be reduced.
Eastern Scotland should be largely fair with sunny spells, but cloud affecting the north and west perhaps producing a few spots of rain or drizzle here and there.
Winds NE 12-16kt (F4-F5) in the south, but still to 25jkt (F6) across northern coasts of France. Becming variable 1-5kt (F1-F2) for much of northern England, and then SW 10-14kt (F3-F4 through Scotland, although SW 20-25kt (F5-F6) in the northwest.


Simon Keeling, PhD MSc, FRMetS
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