Monday starts mostly dry and bright away from western areas. It will be a cloudy start to the day for Ireland while western parts of the UK could see wintry showers persisting first thing. Showers should ease through the morning though cloud will build from the west bringing rain and gales to Ireland, western Scotland and western parts of Wales through the afternoon. Through the evening rain and very strong wind will reach western parts of England and much of Scotland and Wales too. There could be some particularly heavy rainfall for western Ireland and southwest Scotland. Further snow will fall on the hills of Scotland. High temperatures at 5 to 10C.
It will be very wet and windy overnight from Monday into Tuesday. The heaviest rain will fall over western Wales, southwestern Scotland and northwestern England. Rain will likely affect most areas but will be lighter in the south and east. Winds gusting to gale force or stronger across the UK and Ireland. Overnight lows staying above freezing at 3 to 7C.
Low pressure stays to the north of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday. A band of heavy rain will clear southeastward over England and Wales through the morning and early afternoon. To the north of this front will be westerly gales which will bring persistent rain and wintry showers to western areas throughout the day. Heavy rain is expected for northwestern Ireland and western Scotland. Becoming drier and brighter in the east later. Highs at 5 to 8C.
An area of low pressure is forecast to track southeastward through the North Sea on Wednesday bringing most of the country into a cold northwest to northerly airflow. Rain, some of it heavy, will affect western areas through the morning, falling as snow over higher ground. Through the afternoon rain will mostly ease but northwestern parts of Ireland and Scotland could see prolonged spells of heavy rain. Drier and brighter in northeastern areas. High temperatures at 5 to 10C.