14 December 2009
Our forecasters are predicting a spell of much colder weather with snow in some areas, especially in the east.
Daytime temperatures may not rise much above freezing in places, with a raw easterly wind making it feel even colder in some places. Sleet or snow could fall in some areas during Tuesday but the coldest days of the week look like being towards the end of the week.
Met Office Chief Forecaster, Tony Waters said, "Some locations could see a light covering of snow by Wednesday but heavier snow showers are likely in eastern regions on Thursday and Friday."
Details remain very uncertain at this stage for next week but it should begin cold and unsettled. However, there is the chance of milder weather pushing up from the south-west at times, so keep up-to-date with the latest weather forecasts.
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Last updated: 21 April 2011