Scratchbox - February 23, 2020
Issued: 16:47hrs Sunday 23th February 2020
Claire: An area of low pressure arrives from the west overnight bringing snow to Northern Ireland, northern parts of England and Ireland, and across southern and central Scotland by morning. It also brings rain and strong winds (coastal gales) to southern parts of Ireland and the UK.
Issued: 08:28hrs Sunday 23th February 2020
Claire: Rain clears east from Wales and England this morning to leave a mixed day with bright spells and showers. Showers focussed over western areas and turning wintry over higher ground.
Issued: 16:57hrs Saturday 22th February 2020
Claire: An area of low pressure brings rain and hill snow to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England overnight. Rain also affects SW Scotland. Winds tend to ease but stay at gale force for northern parts of Scotland and southern parts of Ireland and the UK.
Issued: 12:41hrs Saturday 22th February 2020
Claire: Lively showers continuing over northern areas this afternoon with strong winds at gale force or stronger for coastal areas. Peak gusts recorded so far today include: 75mph at Benbecula; 74mph at Malin Head; 73mph at Tiree; 68mph at St Bees Head; 67mph at Kirkwall.
Issued: 08:13hrs Saturday 22th February 2020
Claire: Rain easing over England and Wales this morning to leave a mostly dry afternoon to the south. Sunshine and showers elsewhere - some of which will be rather wintry with sleet, snow and hail. Gales to the north and west.
Issued: 16:53hrs Friday 21th February 2020
Claire: A windy and mostly cloudy night across the country with further outbreaks of rain for northern and western areas and gales for these areas too. Rain turns to snow over the Highlands of Scotland.
Issued: 12:11hrs Friday 21th February 2020
Claire: Winds really strengthening to the north and west now, spreading southeastward across the rest of the country later. Peak gusts recorded so far include: 63mph at Malin Head; 62mph at Kirkwall; 61mph at Stornoway & Benbecula; 58mph at Aberdaron & Finner Camp.
Issued: 09:57hrs Friday 21th February 2020
Claire: Rain and gales focused over northern and western areas today. Breezy to the south with winds reaching near gale force through the English Channel later but staying mostly dry across southern parts of England and Wales.
Issued: 16:51hrs Thursday 20th February 2020
Claire: Showers tending to ease this evening before another area of rain moves into the northwest of the UK and Ireland through the early hours. Gales in the northwest too. Conditions may be right over parts of England and Wales for a patchy frost to develop.
Issued: 07:58hrs Thursday 20th February 2020
Claire: Rain, some of it heavy, spreads southeastward through this morning reaching southeast England by the early afternoon. Cooler conditions with frequent, often wintry, showers follow to the northwest.
Issued: 14:36hrs Wednesday 19th February 2020
Garry: Rain is fairly extensive this afternoon, lighter and patchier toward the south and east, but heavy over hills in western Britain.
Issued: 10:33hrs Wednesday 19th February 2020
Garry: Rain is spreading in from the west today - patchy and light for central and eastern areas, but becoming persistently heavy in the west.