A cold and increasingly showery northwesterly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday.
Accumulating snow is likely away from windward coastal districts, especially overnight.
Across Northern England 3-6 cm could accumulate especially over high ground.
Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm is likely even at low levels, with more than 10 cm over high ground.
Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers, and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times, difficult driving conditions and temporary blizzards over high ground.
The day after Burns night there’s a patriotic flavour to Border Life. Emma Baker goes back to school and discovers that the teaching of Scots language is making a comeback. Fiona Armstrong meets the women who are preserving the very Scottish art of kilt-making – not in the highlands but in Berwickshire. Gill Brown reports on the Borders artist who makes stunning pictures using felt.
The Scottish Government has called for action at a European level to help dairy farmers who have been hit by falling milk prices.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead discussed the issue of milk prices at a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Brussels today.
The price of a two-litre carton of milk has dropped to £1 in many supermarkets.
Mr Lochhead has said he understands that Scottish dairy farmers are facing a "real struggle".
“We also know that this is a problem affecting farmers in many countries across the EU. That is why it is crucial that we consider what can be done at a European level to support farmers, protect our dairy industry and safeguard its contribution to our economy and natural larder.
"I hope we can agree on action across Europe that helps to give our dairy industry a brighter future."
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Staying breezy with sunshine and wintry showers continuing through the first part of the day, easing during the afternoon.
Cloud building through the evening. Maximum Temperature 6C.