After a slightly less cold day yesterday we are expecting colder air to move back down from the north during the next 24 hours as low pressure pulls away to the east allowing northerly winds to take over. The outlook for much of next week remains cold, and whilst there will be plenty of fine and dry weather around, coastal areas exposed to those northerly winds will see frequent snow showers.
This morning will start off bright and chilly in many areas but there are some showery outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow moving south across parts of central and southern England along with Wales. As well as this there are a number of showers around windward coasts in the north and west of Scotland and Northern Ireland, many of the showers turning increasingly wintry with snow falling to lower levels by the afternoon. Elsewhere morning showers will tend to ease and many places will see a lot of dry weather with plenty of bright winter sunshine. However the showers towards northern and eastern Scotland will become frequent and heavy before spreading down into northeast England by this evening. Temperatures today will a touch colder than yesterday with maximums of 2°C to 6°C, coldest in the north, whilst northerly winds will become strong with gales gusting up to 60mph across much of northern Britain.
Wintry showers will continue tonight, mainly around coasts exposed to the northerly winds, but with some making their way further inland at times. Otherwise some clear spells developing will lead to some frost and icy surfaces forming as temperatures fall down to or just below freezing despite the strong winds. Looking ahead to tomorrow and it will be another cold and windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers most of the showers around the coasts in the north, west and east with many inland areas seeing plenty of fine weather.