LIVE BLOG: Grit Watch 2013

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Winds are expected to gust up to around 70mph today and tomorrow, with following rain. Hilly areas are expected to bear the brunt of the storms.

And while it might not be a true white Christmas across the area, the Met Office has not ruled out ‘wintry showers’ developing in certain areas, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The temperature could drop to freezing point at times on Wednesday but the outlook is expected to be slightly brighter for Boxing Day, with sunshine and showers predicted on Friday.



This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy rain and strong winds will spread southeast this evening with gales along the coast and in exposed locations further inland. This rain will clear southern parts after midnight, with clear spells and scattered showers following, but remaining windy. Minimum temperature 3 °C.


Sunshine and blustery showers. However, a band of heavy rain will push in during the late afternoon and evening. Windy with gales along coasts and in association with the rain-band. Maximum temperature 11 °C.




Today's forecast: A bright morning with scattered showers at first, these gradually easing. However, it will become increasingly cloudy, with wet and windy conditions spreading from the west through the afternoon to reach all parts by the evening. Maximum temperature 9 °C.



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