A return to much more unsettled conditions will take place during Friday and over the final few days of 2006. Heavy rain along with strong to gale force winds will push across all parts of the country during the course of Friday, bringing some hazardous traveling conditions. Winds will reach 50 to 60 mph across exposed Northern and Western parts. Another area of low pressure will quickly follow on behind during Friday night and overnight into Saturday morning. This low pressure has the potential to bring some severe and damaging winds to parts of the country. At the moment, Ireland, North Wales, Northern England and potentially Scotland are at risk of seeing wind speeds in excess of 80mph between 6pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday 30th. The severe winds will quickly clear away during Saturday leaving a day of sunshine and blustery showers.