Rain and wind heading our way for Christmas Day

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Hopes of a white Christmas look doomed this week as wet and windy spells look set to continue through to the big day.

Here is your guide to the week ahead...


Most parts will have a bright start but rain will arrive by midday to give a wet afternoon. Some of the rain could turn heavy before it clears from the northwest towards dusk. A breezy day with temperatures above normal. Maximum Temperature 11°C.


Dry with clear spells to midnight then further rain in the early hours. Temperatures initially dip but recover later as the cloud and rain move in. Minimum Temperature 5°C.


A very mild and breezy day with some rain or drizzle at times. Some of the rain could be heavy and is unlikely to clear before dusk. Maximum Temperature 14°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Feeling colder in the wind with sunshine and showers on Wednesday. Rain and gales clear Thursday morning to brighter skies. Further rain and wind later on Christmas Day.