The grey and cloudy weather set to clear for the weekend

Today will remain cloudy and grey with heavy rain in some parts. But the weather will begin to brighten up from the south, which will see pollen levels turn high in certain areas for the first time this year.

Looking ahead to the weekend - the forecast is much better with Saturday set to be the best day with plenty of sunshine and lighter winds.

Chilly forecast for the Easter weekend

Get ready for a very chilly long Easter weekend with temperatures expected to be well below average for the time of year.

We're set for some rain from time to time and there's a chance of sleety snow in some areas, particularly on Easter Monday with the best of the weather reserved for Easter Sunday.

Watch Lucy Verasamy's report above.

Britain will shiver to sub-zero temperatures

A Siberian blast of Arctic weather, known as the Beast from the East, will hit Britain bringing freezing temperatures. Parts of the UK will even feel colder than the Arctic Circle!

The Met Office has issued a number of warnings and forecast a period of “exceptional weather” from Monday to Thursday. More than 20cm of snow is expected to fall in parts of eastern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland - so make sure you wrap up warm.

Millennium Bridge, London