Turning colder in association with east or north-easterly winds
A change in the weather is on the way to end the week and through into the weekend as much colder and drier weather develops.
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Low pressure is expected to slip away southwards, allowing colder air to spread from the north-east. Rain or increasingly snow to low levels, locally persistent in the south but this clearing through the day. Some snow showers then developing across parts of E Scotland and E England for a time. Generally windy and cold in north-easterly winds. Brightest toward the west & north-west. Feeling bitterly cold in the wind, widespread frosts by night. Highs 2C to 5C.
High pressure is set to topple down into the British Isles and this will mean a lot of dry weather after a cold and frosty start, harsh frost in places too. Some patchy rain, sleet and snow possible across the far north-east of Scotland, otherwise a lot of dry weather through the day with winter sunshine. Cold or very cold. Highs 1C to 5C.
Frost and ice likely widespread. Cold or very cold overnight temperatures in Scotland and perhaps northern England. Largely a dry and bright day, best sun in the west. Snow flurries for east & south-eastern England are possible. Highs 1C to 4C.
Staying widely cold. A very cold east to southeasterly wind for many areas. Largely dry, but local snow flurries possible. Some wet weather perhaps moving into Ireland later. Highs 1C to 4C.
Weather systems over the Atlantic may encroach toward Britain, bringing a chance of rain, sleet and snow across Ireland, but otherwise a continuation of the mainly dry but cold weather is expected elsewhere with further overnight frosts. Highs 2C to 6C.
Uncertainties over the details, but a continuation of the cold or very cold E or SE'ly winds are possible later next week with some snow flurries possible in the east and south-east, but otherwise further dry and sunny weather is expected with overnight frosts. Low risk alternative of less-cold and more unsettled weather moving in from the west. 1C to 6C.