A cold and windy morning over much of the country this morning. Rain, sleet and snow are affecting southeast Scotland and the far northeast of England with a few hours of snow still to come over the hills. Some heavy showers or longer spells of rain for the north of Wales and northwest England too, this falling as snow on hills Some showers in southwest England, but drier and brighter further east. Showers in northern and western Scotland as well as western Ireland. Staying windy this afternoon wind bands of showers passing south through England and Wales. More persistent showers, rain, sleet or snow affecting the far northeast of England and eastern Scotland, with sunshine and showers to the west. These again falling as snow on hills. The best of the weather probably across southern coasts of England. Highs near 7 to 11C but feeling much colder in the wind.
The showers will be fading and the winds should ease through Friday evening, with many areas then dry overnight with mostly clear skies. Some showers will continue around northern and western coasts of Scotland and Northwest England. However some thicker cloud and more persistent rain will affect western Scotland and western Ireland later, although this should be mostly light. A widespread frost with lows at 1 to -2C.
A ridge of high pressure builds on Saturday morning across the UK. This brings a fair, but frosty start to the day for many with good spells of sunshine. Thicker cloud and some more persistent showers into western Scotland and western Ireland will be tracking east to be affecting much of western Scotland, northwest England and Wales by lunchtime, becoming more patchy as they move east in the afternoon. The far south of England probably remaining mostly dry with sunny spells. Drier and brighter weather follows the showers to the west. Highs at 9 to 13C.
A front passes eastwards on Sunday bringing a cloudy and wet start across much of northern England, Wales, parts of southwest England and the Midlands. This rain becomes slow moving in the afternoon leading to cloud and some patchy rain in England and Wales for much of the afternoon. Becoming brighter in Scotland and most of Ireland with some sunny spells, although thicker cloud and rain pay always trouble southern parts of Ireland. Tops near 9 to 12C.