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Scratchbox - February 18, 2020
Issued: 09:40hrs Tuesday 18th February 2020

Garry: Another day of showers spreading from the west. Some heavy bursts of rain, with hail and isolated thunder. Snow on the hills, particularly Scotland. Feeling cool in the brisk wind.

Issued: 17:08hrs Monday 17th February 2020

Garry: A scattering of showers continues into the evening, and will persist around western coasts overnight. Temperatures generally staying above freezing, but watch out for ice in Highland Scotland.

Issued: 13:09hrs Monday 17th February 2020

Garry: Frequent heavy showers with hail and snow over the mountains in Scotland and Northern Ireland this afternoon. A scattering of passing showers for England and Wales, mix with sunny spells.

Issued: 09:24hrs Monday 17th February 2020

Garry: A cool day with brisk westerly winds. Showers spreading from the west, with some heavy rain or hail, but not as prolonged as the weekend's deluges. Sunniest in the east.

Issued: 16:50hrs Sunday 16th February 2020

Claire: A chilly night ahead with strong winds persisting - gales affecting northern areas. Blustery showers, some of them wintry, affect western areas too. Some of these may be thundery with hail. Drier to the east and south with clearer skies here.

Issued: 10:53hrs Sunday 16th February 2020

Simon: Heavy rain continues across Southern England into this afternoon with a further risk of flooding. Cooler further north, snow showers in Scotland.

Issued: 08:08hrs Sunday 16th February 2020

Claire: An area of heavy rain is slowly clearing to the southeast from England and Wales this morning. Blustery showers follow from the northwest. Some of these will be heavy and/or wintry. Western parts of Scotland may see more prolonged spells of rain/snow.

Issued: 17:14hrs Saturday 15th February 2020

Claire: Further spells of heavy rain will affect Wales, western Scotland and northern and central parts of England through tonight. Widespread gales continue with severe gales for far western areas and southern coastal counties of England.

Issued: 11:45hrs Saturday 15th February 2020

Claire: Winds really picking up now across the country with gusts in excess of 40mph recorded across Northern Ireland, western Scotland, Wales and central and southern England. Peak gusts of 71mph at Belmullet, 69mph at Benbecula and 65mph at Malin Head.

Issued: 08:23hrs Saturday 15th February 2020

Claire: Storm Dennis is expected to bring rain and very strong winds to most areas by lunchtime. Severe gales likely for coastal areas and there will be some areas of very heavy rain.

Issued: 17:01hrs Friday 14th February 2020

Claire: Storm Dennis brings rain to Ireland and western parts of the UK over night accompanied by strengthening winds. Gusts across Ireland of up to 60mph by morning while coastal gusts could reach 70mph for western parts of the UK and 80mph for western parts of Ireland.

Issued: 08:05hrs Friday 14th February 2020

Claire: Outbreaks of rain and strong winds spread in from the west through this morning reaching northwestern parts of England and Wales by lunchtime. This will be followed by showers for western parts of Scotland and Ireland.