18th to the 27th December forecast
Through this period, high pressure, already across southern areas, is expected to build further north, pushing the remaining wind and rain away.
Here any rain will be light, giving a much drier second half to December for all and winds expected to be predominantly calm.
Although rather cloudy at first, cloud amounts should reduce through the period, especially in the south and southeast.
Temperatures near average to start, and locally mild in the north, although they will tend to become colder in time for Christmas, especially in southern areas.
As a result, the risk of frost and fog increases, the fog slow to clear through the mornings, and perhaps lasting all day in some places.