The weather looks set to remain fairly settled this week with a weak area of high pressure in place on Monday. This will be replaced by a ridge of low pressure on Tuesday when it will be a bit windier than of late due to a compression in the isobars. Winds will drop off overnight on Tuesday and remain nice and light for the rest of the week.
Very little precipitation is likely this week, with a slight dusting of snow likely on Tuesday when around 2cm might fall and then another 2cm on Thursday. Thanks to a fairly low freeze height of around 1100 metres, it should fall as snow at all but the very lowest of elevations.
It looks like it will be an unpredictable few days for the all-important Jetstream, which will start the week to the north of the region before sweeping down directly above us (albeit between the troposphere and stratosphere some 14km above the ground). It will remain fairly constant in its speed at around 100mph (160kmph).
Sunny intervals will be the main weather pattern this week, with the exception of Thursday which will be predominantly cloudy. The freeze height looks likely to remain between 900 metres and 1100 metres throughout the week, good news for the snow condition. A large area of high pressure currently sits between Portugal and the Azores and this should head our way, which should lead to a nice settled mid and end of the week, with hopefully continued prolonged sunny intervals as the week goes on.