Cold and largely cloudy with patchy rain.
This Evening and Tonight:
Largely cloudy with some outbreaks of rain, turning sleety at times. However across the far east of the region it will be mostly dry with some breaks in the cloud, allowing a patchy frost to form. Minimum Temperature 1C.
Most places remaining cloudy with some patchy rain, mostly light. Drier in the northeast with some brighter spells. Feeling chilly. Maximum Temperature 6C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Sunday and Monday largely fine and dry but frost and patchy fog is possible early-doors. Becoming windy Monday night, with rain clearing Tuesday morning to sunny spells and showers. Cold.
Day 6 to 15
The latter half of next week looks to stay cold or very cold, with frosts likely most nights. There may be cloud, rain and hill snow perhaps on Wednesday or Thursday, but thereafter turning brighter with showers. These will feed in from eastern coasts, but are likely to bring sleet or snow for some. There is a small chance of a weather system approaching the northwest over the weekend, which could bring significant amounts of snow on meeting the cold air. However, this is still very uncertain and it is best to stay up to date with the latest forecast. It will stay cold until the end of January with spells of rain, sleet and snow at times. However, some drier and brighter interludes are still likely, with overnight frost.
Day 16 to 30
The cold weather will continue as we head through the first half of February. There is a greater risk of seeing snow at lower levels as well as on the hills. Some drier and brighter periods are possible in the northwest, but in the south there is a chance of weather fronts approaching which bring a risk of rain, sleet and perhaps significant snow at times.
Met Office : SE : 2019-01-18T15:07:08