Issued: 0900 Friday 12th February 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Chilly throughout and turning colder next week with a risk of rain, sleet and snow
Staying chilly through the coming week, and becoming colder in more eastern and southern areas. There will be overnight frosts and sleet and snow showers affecting eastern coasts and hills. Drier and brighter early in the week in the west. Becoming misty and murky mid week with a chance of some sleet and snow. Milder air then struggling to become established later.
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A brighter day for all. High pressure building west of England, but low pressure to the east. This brings a north to northeast wind which blows some snow showers onto eastern coasts and hills of England and Scotland. Drier to the west with good spells of sunshine developing. Just one or two wintry showers over the windward facing coasts of Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Tops around 2 to 6C.
A ridge of high pressure building through the country on Tuesday. There may be some fog over central and northern England, which could be reluctant to clear some more prone locations during the day. Drier and brighter in the southeast. Increasing winds over western Scotland and Ireland bringing rain here, with snow on hills. Highs near 1 to 6C.
A front makes slow progress east on Wednesday. This brings rain, which will turn to snow on hills, and then turns to sleet and snow at low levels over central and eastern England and Wales. Probably drier in the southeast with some sunny spells here. Milder in the west at 8C, but cold in the east at 2C.
A slack pressure flow through the UK and Ireland on Thursday. Feeling cold with some cloud and spots of rain, sleet and snow in the east. Rather misty too in places. Milder in the west at 1 to 6C.
A slack pressure flow through Friday. This may bring a cold day with a fair amount of mist and fog, slowly lifting to leave sunny spells. Perhaps milder in Scotland and Ireland as well as western Wales and England. Highs at 1 to 6C.
A ridge of high pressure to the south keeps it mostly dry and misty over England and Wales, but chilly here too. Milder and breezier in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with some rain and drizzle here. Highs at 8C in Scotland, 2C in southern England.