9.45 Friday: Exceptionally windy this morning with gale to storm force southwest winds and damaging gusts. The winds will start to ease early this afternoon but it will continue very windy in the east and north. In the evening westerly winds will decrease to fresh or strong. Weatherwise there will be heavy showers with a risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.
Showers will become more isolated tonight and westerly winds will become light to moderate overnight. Clear spells will develop and it will turn cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees with a widespread ground frost.
Tomorrow, Saturday will be a bright day with sunny spells and a few passing showers, some of them may be heavy. Westerly winds will continue light to moderate and highest temperatures will be between 6 and 8 degrees.
The weather will continue unsettled for next week.
Saturday night will be cold with a widespread frost. Showers will continue near west coasts, but elsewhere it will be mainly dry. Westerly winds will be light or moderate.
Frost will clear on Sunday morning and much the day will be dry and bright. However, towards evening rain is set to develop in the southwest together with strengthening southerly winds, though it doesn’t look the winds will be as strong as they were in recent windy events.
The rain will clear the east on Monday morning and the rest of Monday is looking mainly dry. Winds will moderate and there will be some sunshine as well.
However, another spell of wet and rather windy weather is set to develop again early on Monday night. This will probably clear all areas by Tuesday morning but it is likely that it will stay breezy with occasional showers for the rest of New Year’s Eve and into the night also.
New Year’s Day is looking unsettled as well with further showers and possibly strong winds.