Another low slides southeast down the Irish sea

There seem to have been a number of low pressure systems that have slid southeast down the Irish sea and into France recently, and this morning’s low close to Dublin at 09 UTC is another one to add to that list. The cold high that’s been sat in a belt from Iceland to Scandinavia which is responsible for blocking those lows, is forecast to retreat northward next week and allow a low to track eastward across northern Scotland, extending the cold spell particularly across the north.

Courtesy of UKMO

By next weekend though (according to ECMWF) the whole low pressure complex will have transferred into central France with a strong NE’ly flow across southern parts of the UK, with a belt of high pressure returning to Scandinavia to the Azores and across the northwest, so the cold spell looks likely to continue for another week at least.

The UKMO persist in trying to put an end to this current spell of weather, but noticeably the start of the transition to “more unsettled weather in the north” never seems to get any closer in their ever vague long range forecast.

Courtesy of UKMO

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