A changeable period of weather on the way over the next few days as a series of frontal systems push in from the southwest but they will also be drawing in milder air so it is a milder outlook for many regions with the exception of northern parts of Scotland where the colder air will try and hang on.
Back to this morning and for many regions it is a rather chilly but bright start to the day with some patchy frost where skies remained clear overnight. There are some scattered showers around though, especially across northern and western Scotland where they are heavy and wintry in places. Meanwhile, towards the southwest cloud is thickening as outbreaks of rain push into the far southwest of Ireland and southwest England and this rain, accompanied by freshening winds, will push further north and east towards to affect much of England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, perhaps reaching southern Scotland by dark.
Somewhat drier and brighter conditions will follow into the far southwest later although further showers are likely, whilst much of Scotland will see a bright day with sunny spells although showers will continue to affect the north and west before tending to become less frequent later.
There will be quite a wide range of temperatures across the country today with maximums ranging from 6°C to 8°C in the north, 9°C to 11°C across central regions and 12°C or 13°C in the south but the freshening wind here will make it feel less mild.
A band of rain becomes slow-moving across parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southernmost parts of Scotland this evening and tonight with showers following into the south. This leaves much of the rest of Scotland with a largely dry and cold night as a frost forms, but a few coastal showers will continue. Not a huge amount of change is expected as we go into tomorrow with a band of rain edging a little further north across southern Scotland. The north remains bright and chilly whilst it is much milder in the south with further showers or longer spells of rain pushing in.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER