High pressure will be building in across the UK today to bring increasingly settled conditions in across many areas. This high will remain close to the south of the country during the coming days, bringing south-westerly winds and much milder conditions to many parts with temperatures rising into the teens by the weekend in places, but it will always remain rather changeable towards the northwest with some wind and rain here at times.
This morning starts bright and chilly in many parts but there are still a scattering of showers around, these mainly affecting coastal regions in the north and west. On the whole the showers will become increasingly isolated today with the winds easing and more in the way of sunny spells developing and by this afternoon most places should be dry. However by then cloud will be increasing across Northern Ireland and western Scotland with some rain moving in around dusk. Top temperatures in the north today will range from between 6°C and 8°C whilst in the south 7°C to 10°C is expected so it will begin to feel a touch milder than recently,
It will be a cold night for many parts of England and Wales tonight though as clearing skies will allow temperatures to drop down close to or just below freezing with some frost and icy patches forming. However for Scotland and Northern Ireland that cloud moving in from the west along with some patchy rain will keep temperatures up, although there could be some frost over southern and eastern Scotland for a time before the cloud arrives. Looking ahead to tomorrow and for Scotland and Northern Ireland a cloudy day is expected with some rain moving south-eastwards, this rain reaching parts of northern England by the evening, but for the rest of England and Wales it should be a mostly dry day with sunny spells although cloud will tend to increase.