UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2019-01-23 at 04:00:00

London and Southeast England

Sunshine for most but some wintry showers over Kent,

Today

A cold and rather cloudy start to Wednesday, with a frost locally. Sunny spells developing for most but remaining cloudy with frequent showers over Kent, some wintry during the morning. Feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Tonight

Showers petering out over Kent, leading to a largely dry and clear night with a widespread frost and a risk of ice. Perhaps a few wintry showers towards dawn. Minimum Temperature -5C.

Thursday

Rather cloudy with a few wintry showers, drier, brighter in the afternoon. Some clear spells after dark, with an early frost and freezing fog locally. Cloudier, milder in the west. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Breezy and less cold on Friday, with rain and hill fog. Some prolonged rain on Saturday then turning colder and increasingly windy on Sunday, with sunshine and wintry showers.

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jan 2019 to Tuesday 5 Feb 2019

Sunday will be cold with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will arrive on a strong northerly wind, which will ease as the day progresses, and bring some snowfall over exposed northern hills. The snow may reach lower levels later in the day, especially across the northern half of the UK. Thereafter, the final few days of January and early February are likely to remain rather unsettled with brisk winds, outbreaks of rain and hill snow, as well as some showery interludes in between. It will remain cold for most with widespread overnight frosts as well as the risk of ice. Snow remains a possibility to lower levels, particularly in the north.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Feb 2019 to Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

The weather will continue to be mixed through early February with a continuation of the generally cold conditions. This will bring spells of rain and hill snow, interspersed by showery interludes, with a continued risk of snow to lower levels, especially in the north. As we head through February there is an increased chance of seeing very cold conditions developing with a greater probability of northerly or easterly winds. This will bring an increased risk of snow to all areas and more widespread frosts. In this scenario the driest conditions will be across the northwest, whilst the south could see wetter and occasionally milder spells, and these will bring a risk of some significant snow, but only if very cold air becomes established across much of the UK.

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