10 December 2009
We are predicting a much colder spell of weather over the coming days, with an increasing chance of sleet or snow, especially in the east.
Daytime temperatures may not rise much above freezing in places, with mist and fog that could persist in one or two areas.
Met Office Chief Forecaster, Frank Saunders said: "The change of weather follows a spell of very wet and mild weather but will add a more seasonal flavour for anybody out Christmas shopping in the days ahead."
Although colder wintry conditions are likely next week, it is too early to provide details for Christmas Day itself, so keep up-to-date with the latest weather forecasts.
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