UK forecast for the next 5 days
Snow and ice for some at first, turning less cold.
After a bitterly cold night there will be lying snow and icy patches at first with any remaining outbreaks of snow in the far south clearing. Plenty of fine weather for many through the day, becoming a little less cold.
After a fine evening, it will be frosty across many areas. Scattered rain and sleet showers may affect eastern counties by dawn with a few icy stretches forming.
Dry with sunny periods for many; the best of these in western areas, but still rather cold. Some scattered wintry showers will continue further east, these turning to rain later.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday will be windy with rain in the north, drier further south. Turning increasingly unsettled across all areas through Thursday and Friday with rain or showers and windy at times.
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
UK Outlook for Friday 23 Mar 2018 to Sunday 1 Apr 2018:
The end of the week is likely to be unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by periods of drier, brighter, and sunnier weather. It will often be windy with a coastal gales, at times, and a low risk of severe gales on Friday. Temperatures will be near to normal but locally rather cold, with a risk of overnight frosts. As we head into the final week of March the UK's weather is likely to stay changeable, but with slightly longer periods of drier and bright weather. There remains uncertainty for the Easter Weekend, but there is a signal that we could see weather patterns becoming slow-moving or stalled by cold air and high pressure in the northeast.
UK Outlook for Monday 2 Apr 2018 to Monday 16 Apr 2018:
There is significant uncertainty in the forecast throughout this period, but a blocked or slowly changing weather pattern is probable. There will most likely be a balance between Atlantic frontal systems affecting the south and west at times with colder air associated with high pressure out to the northeast. Mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average weather expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north. Windy conditions likely at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief. Towards mid-month, confidence becomes very low but some warmer days are expected.