Bitterly cold and windy with further snow showers.
This Evening and Tonight:
Further outbreaks of snow, locally heavy at times, the most persistent and heavy snow likely across the North Downs and Kent downs, along with drifting snow in places. Risk of coastal gales. Minimum Temperature -4C.
Rather cloudy although some limited brightness. The odd light snow shower, but becoming mostly dry. Remaining windy with a significant wind-chill, as temperatures struggle to exceed freezing for many areas. Maximum Temperature 2C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Monday and Tuesday, bright, scattered wintry showers. Sharp overnight frost but daytime temperatures slowly recovering, with a daytime thaw. Becoming less windy. Wednesday, mostly dry and bright, but less cold.
Day 6 to 15
After a clear frosty start across southern areas on Thursday, a band of cloud and rain will spread across all parts, followed by blustery showers, these heaviest in the northwest. Showers will die out on Friday as thicker cloud and rain spreads in from the west, becoming windy. While daytime temperatures will recover to around normal, for a time we may still see overnight frosts. By the weekend it will turn unsettled and rather cold across most parts with some prolonged outbreaks of rain, particularly in western areas. Low pressure is expected to be close to the UK by the start of Easter week, with a mixture of showers, more prolonged spells of rain and some snow likely in the north.
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.
Met Office : SE : 2018-03-17T13:54:41