Some patchy rain will sink south on Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing clearer skies across many areas with a freshening breeze - probably some of the best sunshine this week. A few scattered showers are possible in the west but a mainly dry day with highs 6-8°C.
Overnight into Thursday - Weather Warning!
Cloud thickens and winds increase during Wednesday night. By Thursday a more active front sinks southeast through the UK as a low pressure system develops to the northeast of the country. Expect cloudier skies and much stronger winds Gales are expected to develop in exposure (especially coasts and hills). Gusts could reach 60-70mph.
On top of this the cold front brings a quick moving band of rain - so expect a wet and very windy spell for a time Thursday morning with difficult and potentially dangerous driving conditions and damaging gusts for coastal areas and TransPennine routes.
Cold air digs in very quickly behind Thursday's cold front. Skies will then clear and temperatures will dip, leading to a widespread frost, temperatures sub-zero and the risk of ice.
Any showers are expected to be well scattered on Friday, winds will be lighter and many places will be dry with some sunshine, especially during the morning. A short spell of very cold air with afternoon highs peaking at only 4°C