Issued: 0915 Sunday 25 January 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
After a milder start much colder, Arctic air sweeps south during Wednesday with rain giving way to an increasing risk of snow showers. These falling to low levels and may give local accumulations. Low pressure dominates through the period keeping it unsettled and often windy.
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Colder in the north to begin Wednesday and this spreads south during the course of the day as an area of rain quickly clears east. Lots of showers then for the afternoon with sunny spells, these showers turning increasingly wintry to low levels right across the country. Further wintry showers to come into the evening and night with some accumulations possible just about anywhere. Maximum temperatures of 4 to 11C.
Windy and much colder on Thursday with a significant wind chill. Snow showers may affect Scotland along with some western and eastern coasts, mainly dry and sunnier inland. Very cold overnight with icy stretches on untreated roads and surfaces. Maximum temperatures of 2 to 4C.
Continued cold and staying windy. Lots of dry, bright weather around with a few showers around the coasts, these of rain, sleet and snow. Mainly dry and cold with a widespread, sharp frost tonight. Expect maximum temperatures of 2 to 4C.
There is low confidence in the detail for Saturday with low pressure to affect the country. Overall expect a good deal of cloud perhaps with some lightish rain in the north working it's way into northern England. Expect maximum temperatures of 3 to 6C.
Again confidence is low on the specifics for Sunday. Overall it appears chiefly dry and feeling cold in a strong north west to north wind. The far south may start with some sleety rain, otherwise most places look dry with varying cloud and sunnier spells. Expect maximum temperatures of 2 to 6C.
Cold and windy today with a risk of wintry showers spreading south along western and North Sea coasts. Central areas may be dry and sunny. A widespread and sharp frost develops overnight. Confidence remains low on the detail. Expect maximum temperatures of 1 to 4C.