Issued: 0655 Tuesday 1st May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
The upcoming week will see some unseasonably cold conditions across Britain. Overall it will be unsettled and showery. Frosts are likely to become widespread and sharp.
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A lot of cloud to come across much of England and Wales with occasional showers and a cold day to come. Sunny and drier across Scotland and Northern Ireland with sunny spells, though scattered showers will affect eastern parts of Scotland, some wintry. A widespread frost is likely over night. Expect highs of 8 to 10C.
Quite cold across the country again today. Most parts of the country will be dry this morning but in the afternoon, expect a scattering of showers, these wintry over the north of Scotland. More persistent rain may threaten the extreme southern coastal counties of England. Most places will have a dry, cold night with a widespread and locally, sharp frost. Highs of 7 to 10C.
Snow showers are expected across northern Scotland today. For the rest of the country, expect a mix of cloud, sunny spells and occasional showers. Mainly dry again tonight with a frost likely again by morning. Expect highs of 9 to 11C.
England and Wales will be unsettled today with quite a lot of showers developing, these heavy in the afternoon, interspersed with a few sunnier spells. A few showers and more sunshine across Scotland, though some of the showers will be wintry in nature over the hills. Another cold, frosty night to come. Maximum temperatures of 7 to 12C.
Expect another unsettled day to come across the country and still rather cold with showers. Again over northern Scotland, some of the showers will be of snow. Top temperatures of 8 to 11C.
Most parts of the country will have a fair, dry morning but scattered showers are likely again to re-develop in the afternoon. Still cold with highs of 8 to 12C.