Low pressure pulls away to the east today but improvements across England and Wales in particular will be slow with showers or longer spells of rain only slowing easing. For much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland it will be a largely bright and dry day but unsettled conditions are expected to return to all areas as we go through this week as the Atlantic fires up.
For much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland it is a cold and frosty start to the day but most places will then see some wintry spells of sunshine and just the odd coastal shower, particularly towards the northeast of Scotland. Meanwhile, for much of England and Wales it will be mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and showers, with some hill snow in places too, and some of these showers will affect eastern parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland for a time before somewhat drier and brighter conditions start to develop from the northeast although many places will hold onto a lot of cloud with occasional showers. Top temperatures today will range from just 2°C or 3°C over Scotland to a nearer normal 8°C to 10°C in the south and southwest of England.
A widespread frost forms this evening and tonight as skies clear and winds ease, however, out to the west a freshening breeze and increasing cloud will see temperatures start to recover in advance of the next frontal system which will bring increasingly wet and windy weather eastwards during the midweek period, the rain preceded by a spell of snow in the north before the milder air moves in.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER