The cold spell will continue over the next few days.
A band of rain will move eastwards during Friday morning including some heavy bursts. Some sleet and snow is possible over the moors. The rain will clear from the west during the afternooon but heavy rain showers are likely later. Maximum Temperature 10C.
Heavy showers of rain or hail will continue sporadically in the west but further east, it will be cloudy and murky with patchy rain, and fog over Salisbury Plain. Minimum Temperature 3C.
Saturday will be cloudy with patchy rain and a few showers, which could be heavy in the south and west of the region. Maximum Temperature 9C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Patchy rain on Sunday afternoon will be followed by cold and bright weather on Monday. Heavy rain, gales and some snow are likely later with sunshine and showers on Tuesday.
Day 6 to 15
Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow for many areas on Tuesday with a chance of snow to low levels but the details of this are currently uncertain. Strong winds are also possible in the southwest. Showery conditions will follow although some brighter weather is also possible later in the week. Thereafter, remaining cold and possibly turning very cold, accentuated by brisk winds which will last through until the end of January. Frontal zones may arrive from the northwest at times bringing spells of rain, sleet and snow. However, some drier and brighter interludes are still likely and these will bring overnight frosts, which will be widespread and locally severe, especially in any longer clear spells.
Day 16 to 30
Cold and sometimes very cold weather will continue as we head through the first half of February. It is likely to remain changeable too, especially at first, bringing strong winds and spells of rain which will turn to snow at times. Snow especially over higher ground but there is a greater risk to lower levels too with the cold air in place. Some drier and brighter periods are possible as well, perhaps becoming focused across the northwest with time. Occasional milder and wetter interludes may intersperse the generally cold conditions, these most likely in the south but also posing a more significant risk of snow.
Met Office : SW : 2019-01-18T01:18:33