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.
Gales will continue to affect the whole country from Tuesday into Wednesday. It will be a wet night in the north with further heavy bursts of rain affecting western Scotland, Northern Ireland, northwestern Ireland, northern England and northwestern Wales. Staying mostly dry with clear skies in the south. Overnight lows staying above freezing at 3 to 6C.
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.
A strong westerly flow dominates on Thursday and fronts push eastward over the northern part of the country on Thursday bringing rain to Northern Ireland, Scotland, northwestern England and northern Wales. This will be particularly heavy for western Wales and northwestern England. It will be windy too. Drier to the east with broken cloud and some bright or sunny spells developing in the northeast. High temperatures at 7 to 13C.