Low Yoda is bringing a blustery start to Sunday across much of the UK with fresh to strong winds in many areas, these winds still touching gale or severe gale force over parts of the northeast as Yoda pulls away. As we go through the next few days we will pull in increasingly cold air from the west which will bring a cold start to the new week with sunshine and wintry showers for many places along with widespread night time frosts.
This morning will start off bright and breezy in many parts but there are plenty of showers running into northern and western regions, some of these heavy with hail and thunder in places. Towards southern and eastern districts there are more in the way of drier spells around to start with but we are expecting the showers to become somewhat more widespread today, the showers turning increasingly wintry over high ground in the north with fresh snowfalls for the mountains. Meanwhile, after a bright morning, an area of more persistent rain looks set to push eastwards across central and southern parts of England and Wales this afternoon, some of the rain heavy in places and perhaps falling as snow over the highest Welsh mountains. Temperatures today will range from between 4°C and 7°C in the north and 8°C to 11°C in the south, but it will feel colder in those gusty winds.
The rain across southern and south-eastern England will push away to the east tonight and then for many areas clearing skies will allow temperatures to fall away with some frost and icy patches forming. However showers, turning increasingly wintry, will continue to affect many northern and western regions with some snow perhaps falling to lower levels bringing a slight dusting in places whilst the hills and mountains will see several cm's of fresh snowfall. Looking ahead to Monday and sunshine and blustery wintry showers will be the order of the day for many, the showers always heaviest and most frequent towards the north and west of the country.