UK Weather: Chilly with sunny spells, as Britain braces for weekend cold snap

Frost forms on grass along the bank of the River Avon at Cumberland Basin in Bristol as the sun rises over Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Frost forms on grass along the bank of the River Avon at Cumberland Basin in Bristol as the sun rises over Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Here's what to expect if you're out and about today

Published

Today:

Cloud and patchy rain in the south soon clearing, then many inland areas dry with sunny spells. Showers affecting northern Scotland and also north facing coastal districts further south. Rain into northwest later.

Tonight:

Clear and frosty in south, but clouding over later. Rain, heavy in places, moving south across northern and central parts, briefly falling as snow over hills in north. Becoming windy.

Friday:

Rain, some heavy, moving south, then colder with blustery heavy showers, falling as snow over high ground. Severe gales into northern areas with blizzards in the Scottish mountains later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold Saturday with mixture of rain, sleet and snow showers, accompanied by gales. Improving through Sunday; widely fine after frosty start, but further cloud/rain slowly spreading in from the west.