Winter All Set To Make A Return
For many of us, since the first two weeks of December any sort of wintry weather has been off of the weather menu but the trend for a return to colder, more wintry conditions is now starting to drop in to place.
For the time being though, we're still in a mild airflow but the changes are starting to take place with the high pressure which has dominated our weather in recent times starting to lose its influence.
Already this weekend we've seen some rain affecting Scotland and Ireland at times, and that theme will continue into the start of the new working week with some heavy bursts of rain to start the day here, with that risk extending south into northern England during Monday too.
Elsewhere, barring a few showers in western regions it should be another mainly dry and mild day though. Temperatures will range from 6-8c in the wetter north of the country, 8-10c further south.
Tuesday will start on a similar note with more rain affecting northern Britain and Ireland at times, but through the day that rain will start to head southeast with clearer, cooler weather following in behind it. Wednesday morning will start with that rain still affecting the southeast corner but elsewhere - particularly from Wales and the midlands northward a touch of frost is likely.
Into the second part of the week we keep the cooler theme going so expect frosts by night and a distinctly chilly feel by day. There will be some rain about too which may well fall as sleet and snow over the northern half of the country - particularly over the hills.
Later on in the week and into the weekend there's some uncertainty at this stage but there is the chance that increasingly cold air from the east will start to encroach ever closer toward the UK...
6th January 2013 18:13 Updated: 6th January 2013 18:13