1. Claire McGlasson

Thursday weather update

A cold but dry day with bright spells. Temperatures generally only getting near or just above freezing at best, highest near the Essex coast as a southeasterly breeze picks up. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Cold for the early part of the night with widespread frost and some freezing fog patches. Thenbecoming cloudy with mist, fog and drizzle moving in from the south, a freshening breeze lifting temperatures by dawn. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Tomorrow will be a much milder day but it will be wet and windy. Rain spreading east, some heavy, accompanied by strong southeasterly winds, perhaps coastal gales. Further rain in the afternoon but winds probably easing. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

The milder spell continues into the weekend with some bright periods and the risk of showers.