Regional Forecast for East Midlands
Windy with freezing rain, snow and ice Saturday.
Increasingly windy and feeling bitterly cold, with coastal gales. A mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow over the Derbyshire hills, will move in during the afternoon, generating icy conditions, and blizzards over high ground. Less windy and drier later. Maximum temperature 3 °C.
Becoming less cold for a time, with lighter winds and temperatures back to normal. Rain, but snow over the hills, clearing east early evening to become dry and largely clear. Minimum temperature 0 °C.
Dry and mainly sunny but some fog patches early on Sunday, sometimes slow to clear. Feeling less cold with light winds. Becoming cloudy during the afternoon with rain later. Maximum temperature 7 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Cold early Monday, with fog locally. Dry with hazy sunshine, breezy later. Becoming very windy with rain and coastal gales Tuesday. Dry with sunny interludes Wednesday, the odd shower later.
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Wet and windy with snow and ice for some.
Heavy rain and strong winds spreading east. Snow and freezing rain bringing icy conditions to central and northern England and southern Scotland. Snow in Scotland could give blizzards over hills. Coastal gales later. Cold, but much milder in the southwest.
Strong winds, rain, snow and freezing rain slowly clearing away northeast. Clearer, showery conditions following with some icy patches, mainly in the north. Some patchy fog is likely too.
Less cold with sunshine and showers. Showers mainly in the west with a risk of hail and thunder. A more coherent band of showery rain in the southwest later.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Risk of ice into Monday, then sunshine and showers. Wet and windy on Tuesday, especially in the west. Sunny spells and blustery showers on Wednesday. Temperatures near normal.
Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days
UK Outlook for Wednesday 19 Dec 2018 to Friday 28 Dec 2018:
Cloud and rain should clear east early on Wednesday with sunshine and blustery showers following. The showers most frequent in the northwest and west where there is the risk of hail and thunder with some hill snow in the north. Some patchy fog may be slow to clear on Thursday with fewer showers and lighter winds. It is then likely to remain mostly unsettled through the rest of the period with spells of rain and strong winds. The heaviest rain will be in the west with eastern parts staying generally drier. With the unsettled weather temperatures are likely to be around or a little above average. However, there is a small chance of a colder and shower spell developing during Christmas week.
UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Dec 2018 to Saturday 12 Jan 2019:
The start of this period is most likely to be unsettled with the continuation of wet and windy weather pushing in from the west. Through the first half of January there is an increasing likelihood for it to turn colder bringing the increased risk of winter hazards, especially frost and fog. Some snow is also likely with temperatures expected to fall below normal. However, there is uncertainty in the timing of this change to turn colder, and it could come before the end of December.