Staying clear and cold through today and into the evening. Thickening cloud and rain will then spread in from the southwest overnight, perhaps turning wintry over higher ground. A wet start to Saturday but becoming drier if still rather cloudy through the afternoon and still feeling cold.
Today:Early frost will lift, then it will be a cold day with sunny spells, and most places will remain dry, apart from an isolated shower in Hampshire. Light or moderate westerly winds inland, sometimes brisk near coasts and exposed hills. Maximum temperature 6 °C.
Tonight:A slight early frost is possible during the evening with largely clear skies and winds falling light. Cloud will increase later with rain and sleet spreading eastwards. Minimum temperature -1 °C.
Saturday:Early rain, and sleet on hills, will clear, then dry and cold with sunny spells developing. A frost will form during the evening, then becoming cloudy with rain by dawn. Maximum temperature 7 °C.