Issued at: 26 January 2020 06:00
TODAY - Sunday 26th January
Sunny spells and scattered rain or hail showers during the day, but later in the evening a more organised band of showers will spread from the west. Some of the showers turning to sleet and snow, especially over hills. Afternoon temperatures ranging between 4 and 6 degrees, in light to moderate westerly winds, freshening and backing southwesterly later in the day.
Cold and frosty tonight, with widespread showers of rain, hail, sleet or snow, turning into more prolonged spells at times. Snow mainly on high ground. There will also be a risk of isolated thunderstorms. Showers becoming mostly confined to western areas later in the night. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees, in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, strong along coasts.
TOMORROW - Monday 27th January
Frost and ice clearing on Monday morning. A cold and blustery day, with sunny spells and rain and hail showers, some of sleet or snow. Showers most widespread and heavy in the west, but more isolated in the east with many areas there remaining dry. There will also be a risk of isolated thunderstorms. Highest afternoon temperatures ranging between 4 and 7 degrees. South to southwest winds will be fresh and gusty, stronger near coasts.
Overview: Cold and wintry at first. Milder from Wednesday, but staying unsettled especially in the west and north.
Very cold on Monday night, with clear spells and a widespread sharp frost. Blustery wintry showers continuing, with falls of hail, sleet and snow. Showers most frequent in the west, with lying snow possible. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +1 degrees, in fresh to strong and gusty west to southwest winds, with gales possible near the north coast.
Cold and blustery, with sunny spells and wintry showers, mainly in western areas. Showers will be a mix of rain, sleet and hail, with some snow on high ground. Afternoon temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees, in fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.
Clear spells and scattered showers at first on Tuesday night, but becoming more isolated as the night goes on. Some showers will be wintry, mainly on higher ground. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees, in moderate to fresh and gusty westerly winds.
Turning less cold on Wednesday, with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Generally dry, with some scattered outbreaks of rain, mainly in western and northern areas. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees, in moderate southwesterly winds.
Dry in most areas on Wednesday night, but rain will possibly affect south and southeast coastal areas. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees, in light to moderate south to southwest winds, fresh along northwest coasts.
Thursday is looking mostly dry with some sunny spells and just a few isolated showers, mainly in the northwest. Continuing mild, with highest afternoon temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees, in light to moderate westerly winds, fresher along northwest coasts.
Dry for much of the night, but rain is expected to move into Atlantic counties by morning, possibly heavy at times. Light to moderate westerly winds backing southerly and freshening along western coasts. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees.
Temperature circle (°C): maximum and minimum temperature forecast for each day. Wind symbol (km/h): arrow points in the direction the wind is blowing. The weather and wind icons: for the time of maximum temperature and minimum temperature.