Low pressure is trying to push in from the southwest and is gradually introducing less cold but increasingly unsettled conditions over the next couple of days with the colder air becoming restricted to more northern regions.
For much of Scotland it is another very cold start and will be another fine and very cold day with sunny spells and just a few coastal showers with the mostly fine conditions extending across to much of Ireland and Northern Ireland although fog and low cloud may be reluctant to clear. Meanwhile, for much of England and Wales there is more cloud around and showery outbreaks of rain are continuing to feed in from the southwest, particularly south of a line from southern Ireland across to Lincolnshire. It will still be cold enough for some sleet and snow over higher ground along the northern boundary, but with temperatures in the south and southeast reaching highs of 7°C to 10°C then it will be milder than of late. The further north you are the colder it will be with temperatures across Scotland struggling to climb above freezing once more.
A hard frost will develop across much of Scotland tonight but wintry showers will affect the north and east. Frost will also develop over parts of Northern Ireland and western Ireland, but for England and Wales increasingly wet and windy weather will be pushing from the southwest with some rain also affecting eastern parts of Ireland. Some of that rain may fall as snow over higher ground as it meets the cold air but temperatures generally will be picking up from the south. The new working week starts off on a unsettled note with showers or longer spells of rain and hill snow for England and Wales but much of the north and west of the UK and Ireland will be colder, drier and brighter.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER
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