It will remain unsettled to start the week with some wintry showers but conditions are set to settle for a time in the latter half of the week and with a clearer sky the temperature will drop with overnight frosts developing.
After the stormy conditions of the weekend it will remain unsettled during the week ahead with a mixture of rain and some sunny intervals while it will also be a windy week with wind gusts of over 40mph expected.
Overnight strong winds from Storm Malik has seen Stirling city area record wind gusts touching 60mph.
We are in for another mostly cloudy week in Stirling with temperatures staying above freezing as January ends on a familiar mild note. We are likely to see more rain this week compared to recent weeks with rain expected on Wednesday which may be heavy at times.
Showers on Tuesday should give way to some sunny intervals midweek as high pressure begins to dominate our weather. Cloud will increase again towards the end of the week and at the start of the weekend and although it should remain mostly dry brief rain showers still cannot be ruled out.
The pressure wave from the underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific arrived in the Stirling atmosphere on Saturday evening.
The huge eruption in the ocean near Tonga happened in the early hours of Saturday morning (UK Time) resulting in Tsunamis in nearby countries but the effects of the eruption have travelled around the globe.
Compared to last week it will be warmer in the coming days with daytime temperatures around 8ºC to 10ºC with the overnight temperature expected to stay above freezing. After a wet start to the week it will remain mostly cloudy with just a few glimpses of sunshine.
On this day 10 years ago Stirling was battered by wind speeds reaching hurricane category 1 force.
Wind speeds peaked at 74.3mph in the city area on Tuesday 03 January 2012.
After record breaking temperatures in Stirling over the new year it will be much colder this week as the mild temperatures give way to overnight frosts and daytime highs of between 3ºC to 7ºC. Lows could drop to -4ºC midweek when it will be mostly clear skies with sunny intervals during the day.
At the start of each month I take a look back at the previous month's weather information for Stirling.
More historical weather stats can be found on the Stirling Weather website
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