Issued: 0800 Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Turning colder for all at the weekend, perhaps very cold into next week with some snow
Turning much colder as we head into the weekend. Easterly winds develop across all parts of the country and these will be bringing much colder weather to all areas. There will be some snow flurries particularly affecting eastern coast and hills. Further areas of sleet and snow may affect the far south of Ireland and Southwest England. Severe overnight frost could occur when winds are lighter.
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Low-pressure to the south of England on Saturday with high-pressure north of Scotland. The strong easterly flow continues to blow snow into central and eastern parts of Scotland, these affecting the high ground of north-east England to. Mostly rain across north eastern England. Another area of rain in southern Wales and Southwest England. Scatter showers for eastern Ireland but dry in the west. Drier and brighter over inland areas of England. Highs at 2C in Scotland, 7C in England.
Becoming very cold through Sunday as the east to north-east wind persists. Further snow flurries affecting eastern coasts, perhaps most persistent across East Anglia and parts of Southeast England. Always tending to be drier and brighter in the west which is where the best of any sunshine will be. Highs at 0 to 4C overall, but feeling much colder in the wind.
A cold day for Monday with further snow flurries across eastern coast and hills. Once again it remains dry in the west with the best of any sunshine here, especially over western coast of Wales, western Scotland and western coast of Devon and Cornwall. Increased cloud across the far south of Ireland with a chance of some sleet here. Highs at 1 to 3C.
Another cold day on Tuesday and again the easterly wind will be present. There will be some snow flurries again affecting eastern coast and hills. Western areas tending to be brighter with some sunny spells. The risk of some sleet affecting the far south of Ireland. Highs at 1 to 3C.
Cold again through Wednesday with an east to south east wind. Lower pressure close to the southern coast of Ireland will be bringing some sleet and rain here. A risk of some sleet and snow across Southwest England as well. Some snow flurries affecting eastern coast of England and Scotland. Drier in the west with some bright or sunny spells. Highs at 1 to 3C for most, 7C in the far southwest.
A period of more significant snow and rain may affect England and Wales on Wednesday. Winds may be strong too. Cloud and some snow in southern Scotland, drier in the north. Highs at 1 to 6C.