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Regional forecast for East Midlands

Bright or sunny spells and a few showers. Feeling cold.

Today:

Many places will have a dry day, with some bright or sunny spells. However, a few showers will arrive at times, these most likely across Derbyshire. Despite the wind being much lighter compared to Monday it will feel cold. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Cloud will quickly increase, bringing showers or longer spells of rain, especially across southern areas. The showers may fall as sleet or snow over high ground. Also becoming breezy. Minimum Temperature 3°C.

Wednesday:

Lincolnshire will be largely cloudy with further showers or longer spells of rain, also windy along the coast. Elsewhere isolated showers, with many places dry with bright spells. Feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday frosty start, then sunny spells and isolated showers. Probably cloudier and breezy from Friday afternoon onwards, with some rain or sleet but also drier spells. Generally staying cold.

Updated at: 0227 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry, bright and chilly on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers, perhaps wintry on high ground, will continue across many areas. These tending to become more isolated with clear spells allowing temperatures to fall close to freezing for most. There may be some frost or ice in sheltered areas.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However, the odd shower is possible, most likey in northern Scotland and southwest England, again wintry on high ground.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be cloudier with rain at times, particularly in southwestern areas. Bright and cold elsewhere.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 9 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016