Another rather chilly day across the UK with those cold westerly winds continuing to feed in scattered wintry showers, especially towards the north and west. Changes are on the way though with high pressure set to build in from the southwest later in the week, bringing south-westerly winds and much milder conditions to most parts with temperatures rising into the teens by the weekend in places.
On the whole it will be another bright and rather windy start to the day in many parts of the country this morning, but again there are plenty of showers running into northern and western regions, some of these on the heavy side with hail and thunder in places as well as falling as sleet and snow quite widely, with the showers also extending further south and east at times. Sunny spells and showers will be the main feature of the weather today, but as temperatures pick up any wintriness will gradually become confined to higher ground in the north. As always with showery set-ups, not everywhere will see them and some eastern and south-eastern districts will see a mostly dry day with some good sunny spells. Top temperatures will range from between 4°C and 7°C in the north and 6°C to 9°C in the south, feeling colder in the strong to gale force westerly winds which will become quite gusty at times.
It will be a cold night for many areas as clearing skies will allow temperatures to drop down close to or just below freezing with some frost and icy patches forming. However showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow will continue to affect many northern and western coastal regions, but even these will tend to become less frequent and lighter by the end of the night. Looking ahead to tomorrow and although there will continue to be a few showers around, many places will see a mostly dry day with sunny spells with temperatures a touch higher.