A cold snap is heading into the region and could last for up to a month forecasters have said.

The Met Office has predicted that tomorrow, gusts of up to 60mph will batter the West with more buffetings later in the week and into December.

Yellow weather warnings have also be issued for Wednesday with travel delays predicted.

Additionally odds have been slashed across the country for the prospect of a white Christmas.

Temperatures are expected to drop below zero and thunderous rain storms are also forecast.

Here's the latest Met Office forecast on the weather ahead:


Dry, cold and murky in the east at first before rain and strong winds soon spread in. Rain will be heavy at times, with coastal gales. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.


Dry and clear to start the night, perhaps with some mist and fog forming in places. However, winds will strengthen again with further rain arriving during the night. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.


A wet and windy day with gales or severe gales, especially around coasts and hills. Rain will come and go throughout the day. Perhaps brighter later and much milder. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Staying unsettled, with Thursday seeing another mild, wet and potentially very windy spell. Colder and brighter on Friday with blustery showers. More wet and windy weather likely on Saturday.

Outlook for the UK Saturday 1 Dec to Monday 10 Dec:

Unsettled weather prevails throughout the weekend, with showers or longer spells of rain albeit with some bright or sunny spells in between.

It will often be windy, with a risk of gales, with temperatures close to or a little above average.

The changeable and at times unsettled weather is likely throughout the following week, with spells of occasionally heavy rain accompanied by brisk winds, interspersed by brighter more showery conditions.

Towards the end of this period there may be a transition towards more settled conditions in the south, with lighter winds and more in the way of drier weather developing.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Dec to Tuesday 25 Dec:

The second half of December will probably see a gradual return to breezier and much more unsettled conditions, with further spells of rain and strong winds, particularly in the north and northwest where there may be some hill snow.

Temperatures should initially be below average, before trending back to normal or milder than average by the end of the period.