Via Kirsty McCabe, television meteorologist @kirstymccabe
Friday, December 8, 2023 19:31, United Kingdom
The weekend brings mild but unsettled weather with the risk of coastal gusts and localized flooding.
It will be a windy evening for the most part, with showers or more prolonged heavy rain expected, especially in parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Friday’s intense showers will linger east this evening, followed by a brief drier period, before the next spell moves into Ireland and extends into England and Wales with winds stronger.
This next band of wet and windy weather will quickly move north-east across the British Isles on Saturday, stopping over northern England, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Either side of the rain band will have a mix of bright sunny spells and scattered showers.
Heavy rains falling on already saturated ground can lead to localized flooding and travel disruption. To the south of the rainband, winds will be strong and gusty, with a risk of gusts, particularly near the Irish Sea coast.
The rain will taper to the northeast on Saturday evening and leave clear spells. However, the next spell of wet and windy weather will move across Ireland into south-west England.
Milder but unsettled weather will arrive on Sunday as bands of showers sweep north and east across the country accompanied by strong winds. The heaviest rain is likely to occur in the West.
Rain will gradually ease on Monday leaving behind sunny and drier spells, although wetter weather will move towards the southwest later.