The weather improves, slowly, this weekend but it remains cold, windy, frosty and icy.
Saturday: There is potential for another 5-10cm snowfall with the emphasis on eastern parts getting the worst of the weather. Even where snow eases or stops the winds will remain strong and gusty, continuing the blowing/drifting of snow.
Temperatures will struggle to get above freezing and it will feel more like -5C in the wind.
Overnight: the snow band sinks south leaving many parts of the region dry with clearer spells. Expect a widespread penetrating frost with ice expected to be the main problem as wet snow freezes.
Sunday: A quieter day. It will be a frosty, icy start but mainly dry. Although a rather cloudy day some brightness will develop at times, especially in the west. Temperatures again near to freezing and winds strong and icy.
Outlook: Cold and windy. Risk of snow showers feeding in off the North Sea to eastern areas.