A dry, bright but very cold day. Clear skies overnight will lead to a widespread frost and some icy patches too. Thursday will dawn on a cold, bright note with cloudier skies bringing showers around the middle of the day.

Today:A cold and rather cloudy start to Wednesday, with a frost locally. Sunny spells developing for most but remaining cloudy with frequent showers over Kent, some wintry during the morning. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Tonight:Showers petering out over Kent, leading to a largely dry and clear night with a widespread frost and a risk of ice. Perhaps a few wintry showers towards dawn. Minimum temperature -5 °C.

Thursday:Rather cloudy with a few wintry showers, drier, brighter in the afternoon. Some clear spells after dark, with an early frost and freezing fog locally. Cloudier, milder in the west. Maximum temperature 7 °C.