The cold air has set in now across the North West. After a clear day for most on Thursday, cloudier skies into Friday. Feeling raw with patchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow.

We are not expecting any significant disruption due to wintry weather in the 5 day outlook (Thu-Mon) but beware of ice and perhaps some difficult driving conditions at times on higher routes due to transient snow showers and poor visibility.


Plenty of sunshine across the region throughout the day, although the sunshine tending to turn a little hazy into the afternoon in the west. Winds easing. Struggling highs to 5°C.


Often clear overnight, especially during the early hours. This will allow temperatures to fall, leading to a widespread frost. Lows -4°C.


Another bright but frosty start. Cloud will gradually thicken from the southwest bringing outbreaks of patchy rain and sleet. Rain falling as snow for some later in the afternoon, more likely over the hills where driving could be difficult at times, especially for the evening rush hour over the Pennines. Highs 5°C.