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Martin Stew

It’s two days to go until the biggest (well last) night of the year and I reckon a lot of us are thinking about what to wear for New Year’s Eve.

In my case, I’m off to an Italian restaurant which has imposed a South American fancy dress theme. Why? I do not know.

So I was looking at the weather charts this morning with interest to see if a warming Peruvian llama knit poncho would be a better bet than a Brazilian football kit.

The bad news is New Years Eve during the day is going to be pretty miserable. It will be wet and very windy with some gust up to 40 or 45mph in the south.

However by about 6pm the rain will clear away leaving mainly dry and calmer weather by the time we stand outside at midnight to watch the fireworks.

Temperatures will be a bit colder than we’ve had recently dropping down to 3 or 4 degrees so the llama knit poncho could come in handy.

In the shorter term, today’s weather is going to mirror what we’re going to see on New Years Eve. It’s going to be getting wet and windy this afternoon before drying up tonight.

Tomorrow’s looking more promising, it will be bright and breezy and staying mainly dry. We might even be treated to some sunshine!

Good luck with the outfit preparations and if anyone has any bright ideas for a South American costume let me know on Twitter - @MartinStewITV

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