Regional forecast for Grampian
Bright with a few snow showers, mainly in the north.
Cold, bright and windy with scattered snow showers giving some slight accumulations, mainly in Moray and North Aberdeenshire. Southern parts of Aberdeenshire staying mainly dry. Brisk west or northwesterly winds, strong along the north coast. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.
Snow showers dying out this evening to leave the rest of the night with clear periods. Icy patches developing on untreated surfaces. Winds easing but strengthening in the north later. Minimum Temperature -3 °C.
Many places dry with some hazy sunshine. A few snow showers still possible across the far west and the north coast. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Little change, cold northwesterly winds will bring further scattered snow showers giving some further accumulations, these mostly in the north.
Updated at: 0300 on Wed 17 Jan 2018
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Sunshine and wintry showers today. Rain, snow and gales tonight.
Cold and windy, with wintry showers slowly easing and snow becoming increasingly confined to the north. Plenty of sunny spells in southern and eastern parts, but turning cloudier from the west with strengthening winds, rain and hill snow by evening.
Gales, locally severe gales, especially around coasts and hills spreading across central and southern areas, with heavy rain. Also some snow for Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.
Gales will clear eastern England early on Thursday, leaving a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these most frequent in the north and west.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cold with wintry showers on Friday, heaviest in the northwest. A frosty start on Saturday, but mostly fine and sunny. Turning milder on Sunday, with rain preceded by snow.
Updated at: 0159 on Wed 17 Jan 2018
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
Mainly dry and bright on Monday, although cloudier for southwestern parts later on Monday leading to a risk of rain and strong winds in the southwest by Tuesday. The latter half of the working week will see some rather unsettled weather with a rain band moving eastward on Wednesday followed by showers. Showers are likely to turn wintry in the north of the UK. There will be milder temperatures in the south on Wednesday, otherwise this period sees temperatures around average with limited overnight frosts. There remains quite a lot of uncertainty as we head into late January but the UK is likely to see a mixture of short-lived spells of rain and showers, with snow possible for some, followed by periods of colder, drier weather. Temperatures fluctuating around average.
Updated at: 1212 on Wed 17 Jan 2018
There is low confidence in the UK's weather through the first half of February. However, it is likely to be characterised by a mixture of short-lived spells of unsettled weather interspersed by showery periods and longer periods of more settled and drier weather. The unsettled spells will bring cloud and rain to parts of the UK and the showery periods may give snow in the north, especially over high ground. During the settled spells, it is likely to be cold with overnight frost and fog. Temperatures during this period will fluctuate around the average for the time of year.
Updated at: 1213 on Wed 17 Jan 2018