Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 31st January 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Persistent snow for north-east Scotland
Much of southern England, the Midlands, and inland areas of northern England will have a bright day with good amounts of sunshine, and just occasional passing wintry showers.
However, close to eastern and western coasts of Britain, there will be bands of sleet and snow showers moving southwards in a strong northerly flow, locally banding together for several hours of near constant precipitation.
North-eastern Scotland too will see a feed of snow, persisting for many hours across the Cairngorm region, slowly spreading southwards later, perhaps as far as north-east England this evening. Frequent snow showers too for northern areas of Ireland.
Temperatures will be around 5C in the south, nearer 3C in the north, but it will feel closer to or below freezing in the wind, which will gust to gale force around Irish Sea coasts and over the hills.
Have a great day.