It will be mostly dry today, thanks to high pressure close to the west, but rather cloudy away from southern areas. Temperatures will be close to average today and across the south tomorrow, but a cold front will be moving south on Wednesday, which will be followed by progressively colder air as northerly winds sweep south across all parts on Thursday, with wintry showers in the far north.
Turning colder & increasingly unsettled from the north from Thursday:
It will remain cold on Friday and into the weekend, with winds generally from the north, while turning increasingly unsettled. A deep area of low pressure looks to drop south close to the east coast on Friday and Saturday, bringing gales, rain, sleet or snow here, with wintry showers affecting the far north and coastal areas elsewhere.
A cold, frosty and bright start this morning across south Wales, The Midlands, southern and eastern England – where temperatures have fallen close to or just below freezing. There is some mist and fog patches where we’ve seen clearer skies, while there is rather more in the way of cloud across Scotland, N. Ireland, NW England and north Wales.
Chilly start with a frost in places across the south at breakfast time
Tuesday will be a mostly dry and settled day, thanks to high pressure centred over western Ireland. But from Wales and the Midlands northwards it will be a rather cloudy day on the whole, with cloud spilling around the high from the northwest. Cloud thick enough for the odd light shower later across the northwest. Southern England seeing clearer skies and the best chance of sunshine. After the cold start, temperatures reaching 8-10C.
A cold front will approach Scotland from the northwest tonight, bringing a band of rain southeast across Scotland in the early hours, followed by blustery showers in the northwest. England and Wales mostly dry, with cloud breaks leading to patchy frost and fog.
The cold front with a band of rain will continue south across England and Wales through Wednesday, though not reaching southern England and East Anglia until after dark – before which it will be rather cloudy but with occasional bright or sunny spells after a patchy frost to start. Following the front will be a strong northerly wind with sunny spells and showers around western and northern coasts. Temperatures reaching 8-10C generally.
A cold northerly wind flooding south across all parts on Thursday, but it will be mostly dry and sunny, away from northern Scotland – which will see showers which will be wintry to quite low levels, rain or hail showers also along eastern and western coasts. A cold day, with temperatures reaching 5-8C at best.
Then Friday sees a deepening area of low pressure drop southeast from Iceland towards the North Sea. This will bring strong to gale force north to northwesterly wind behind a cold front moving south bringing a squally band of rain which clear the south coast by early afternoon. Blustery showers following across northern and western Scotland, N. Ireland, Wales and SW England. Showers wintry in the north, falling as snow to low levels across northern Scotland and later N. Ireland. Temperatures reaching 6-9C.
Staying unsettled, windy and cold through the weekend. A deep area of low pressure could drop south down the North Sea, close to eastern England on Saturday, bringing northerly gales here and a spell of rain, sleet and snow. Wintry showers following across northern Scotland, western and eastern coasts further south, mostly dry and sunny but windy away from these coasts.
Sunday still with a strong northerly wind but showers, wintry at first, confined to eastern coastal areas and the far southwest. Dry and sunny for most.