Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 27th December 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cold and frosty days ahead
An icy start to the morning for many, with snow cover on the ground in parts of the north Midlands and southern areas of northern England. There will be further clusters of wintry showers affecting many areas today, and it will be feeling cold with a north-westerly wind.
Bands of showers, locally merging into longer periods of rain, sleet or snow, are likely to affect North Sea coastal counties, plus western Scotland and also the Cairngorm region. Wintry showers will also affect Wales and western regions of England, including the western Midlands. Later a band of snow showers may move inland toward the East Midlands.
Away from showers, there will be occasional sunshine. Temperatures will struggle to 3 or 4C for most, although slightly milder in the far south-west. A very cold night to come, dropping well below freezing in many rural areas. A cold but mostly dry spell of weather will last until New Year.
Have a great day.