Although it is a frosty start to the day across south-eastern parts of England, milder air is now pushing in from the west as winds back more south-westerly. These winds will bring a lot of cloud with them, and some rain towards north-western parts, but high pressure close to the south should keep southern Britain fine. Temperatures will continue to rise over the next few days, reaching the teens in places by the weekend, but it will always remain rather changeable towards the northwest with some very wet conditions developing across western Scotland.
A frosty start across much of south-eastern England then, but on the whole there is a lot of cloud around across much of the UK this morning, the thickest of this cloud towards northern and western parts of Scotland where some patchy rain and drizzle is falling. Today's forecast is dominated by cloud, but there will be some bright and sunny spells, the best of these towards southeast England, but also over eastern parts of Scotland as well, and in these areas it will turn mild with temperatures of 12°C or 13°C. Otherwise for many places it will remain rather cloudy and dry with temperatures picking up to between 8°C and 11°C, but across northwest Scotland outbreaks of rain will tend to become heavier and more persistent as south-westerly winds freshen,
The rain continues in the northwest tonight, but for much of the rest of the country it will be a mostly cloudy but dry night. A few clearer spells may develop across southern and south-eastern England allowing temperatures to drop low enough for a touch of ground frost in a few spots, but on the whole the cloud will mean a milder night with minimums of 3°C to 6°C. Looking ahead to tomorrow and it will be a degree or so milder again in many places. There will be a lot of cloud around once more, the thicker cloud bringing some rain towards the northwest but elsewhere some bright or sunny spells can be expected, the best of these towards the south and east.