Bitterly cold tonight, but mostly dry.
This Evening and Tonight:
A rather cloudy night is expected with most areas becoming dry with easterly winds continuing to slowly decrease in strength. A sharp frost will affect most parts. Minimum Temperature -3C.
Brighter with some sunny spells. Mostly dry, but isolated light snow showers at first across the Peak District. Daytime thaw of snow across lower ground. Further less severe frost overnight. Maximum Temperature 5C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Tuesday, some wintry showers in east, less cold with continued thaw of lying snow. Breezier, milder on Wednesday and Thursday with some rain in places, but also some drier periods.
Day 6 to 15
The end of the week is likely to be unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by periods of drier, brighter, and sunnier weather. It will often be windy with a coastal gales, at times, and a low risk of severe gales on Friday. Temperatures will be near to normal but locally rather cold, with a risk of overnight frosts. As we head into the final week of March the UK's weather is likely to stay changeable, but with slightly longer periods of drier and bright weather. There remains uncertainty for the Easter Weekend, but there is a signal that we could see weather patterns becoming slow-moving or stalled by cold air and high pressure in the northeast.
Day 16 to 30
There is significant uncertainty in the forecast throughout this period, but a blocked or slowly changing weather pattern is probable. There will most likely be a balance between Atlantic frontal systems affecting the south and west at times with colder air associated with high pressure out to the northeast. Mixed conditions are likely with wetter than average weather expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north. Windy conditions likely at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief. Towards mid-month, confidence becomes very low but some warmer days are expected.
Met Office : EM : 2018-03-18T13:28:40