28 January 2015- updated at 13:00
Cold and windy this afternoon with further heavy showers of rain, hail and snow and a risk of thunder. Accumulations of snow are expected, especially on higher ground. Highest temperatures of only 2 to 5 degrees with blustery westerly winds.
Very cold tonight with wintry showers of sleet and snow and a risk of thunder to continue through the night. Further accumulations of snow are expected in many areas leading to dangerous driving conditions. Lows of -1 to +2 degrees with frost and ice. West to northwest winds will decrease moderate to fresh in most parts but remain gusty and strong near exposed coasts.
Tomorrow, Thursday, will bring a mix of scattered wintry showers with some brighter spells in the afternoon. Highs of 3 to 6 degrees. Moderate to fresh west to northwest winds will increase fresh to strong and gusty for a time in the afternoon with gale force winds near the west coast.
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