Cold At First, Milder By Mid-Week

15th January 2012 12:42

Cold At First, Milder By Mid-Week

Many areas of the UK will enjoy another cold and dry afternoon with some winter sunshine, but it's not sunny everywhere today, as we still have some stubborn low cloud to the east of the Pennines from NE England down across to the East Midlands and East Anglia. This cloud may linger through to the evening, which will suppress temperatures, with a high of only 3 or 4°C where cloud fails to clear. To the south and west of this cloud, we will see sunny spells across Northern Ireland, Wales, southern and western England through much the afternoon, here temperatures will likely reach 6 or 7°C this afternoon. For Scotland, sunny spells - particularly towards southern and eastern areas, more in the way of cloud towards western coasts, temperatures reaching 4 to 6°C. With skies becoming clear across most areas overnight, widespread frost and fog patches will again form. So a cold and crisp start to Monday morning, which will lead to another cold day with winter sunshine for many areas, once fog and low cloud clears. Tuesday will again be dry and fairly cold, though the best of the sunshine in the east, while turning cloudy in the west with light rain for the far southwest later in the day. Tuesday will be the last day of this cold and dry spell, with Atlantic fronts moving in from the west overnight into Wednesday, introducing milder air along with cloud and rain to many areas during Wednesday, the rain heaviest towards the northwest. Thursday could see cloud and rain lingering across the far south, brighter elsewhere, with wintry showers across Scotland. Some uncertainties by Friday and the weekend, but a spell of rain looks to move south followed by brighter and colder conditions from the northwest into the weekend, with some hill snow possible in the north.

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