Issued by the Met Office on 2018-01-19 at 04:00:00
Early frost. Cold with sunny spells. Mainly dry.
Early frost will lift, then it will be a cold day with sunny spells, and most places will remain dry. Light or moderate westerly winds will freshen over exposed areas later. Maximum Temperature 5C.
A slight frost will form in places during the evening and overnight with largely clear skies and winds falling light. Cloud will increase later with possible rain in southern counties. Minimum Temperature -1C.
Early rain or sleet in south will clear, then largely dry and cold with sunny spells developing. A frost will form widely during the evening, then cloud will increase overnight. Maximum Temperature 6C.
Rain will spread eastwards on Sunday, then largely clearing overnight. Becoming less cold on Monday with a likely period of rain. Brighter with a few showers on Tuesday.
Outbreaks of heavy rain will arrive from the west on Tuesday and spread to all areas for a time on Wednesday, with any snow likely restricted to the Scottish mountains. The best of the drier and brighter weather is likely in the southeast. It will stay changeable towards the end of the working week with brighter, but showery periods interspersed with bands of cloud and rain. Again, northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain with snow possible over high ground, and it will be driest in the south and east. Also, it will be windy at times particularly in the northwest. By the beginning of February it is likely to remain changeable and occasionally mild with an increased chance of more settled, colder weather, especially in the south.
Through the first half of February the UK's weather is likely to be characterised by a mixture of short-lived spells of unsettled weather interspersed by showery conditions 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 some snow in the north, especially over high ground. During the settled spells, it is likely to be cold with overnight frost and fog. Temperatures are expected to fluctuate around the average for the time of year.
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