In some relatively recent Winters a day with a high of 4-7°c would have been considered a pretty chilly one, but the way this Winter has started, it will probably feel positively balmy out there during the next couple of days.
Don't be deceived by the increase in temperature though, it's not going to last particularly long with the cold eager to make a return into the east as early as Sunday. Looking beyond that and into next week, cold from the east will have a few bites at the cherry with some more snow showers likely in southern and eastern parts, but it's beyond that which is really catching the eye with some serious cold likely from the north later in the week. That is a long way off though, so we'll keep you updated over the coming days.
Back at closer range, with high pressure strengthening over the country at the moment, there will be a good deal of dry weather over the next few days. Scotland and Northwest England is bucking that trend currently with some drizzly rain pushing through from the west, but that should clear over the next 24 hours.
Into Saturday after a chilly, but not cold night with a touch of frost in places, there should be some sunny intervals for many with highs peaking at 4-7%deg;c. By Sunday it's already likely to be cooling off, with a more widespread frost overnight and a cooling northeast breeze beginning to kick in as that cold tries to make a return..
The odds of a White Christmas are beginning to fall away - catch the latest update to the Christmas Forecast today at 3pm.