Bitterly cold winds and some snow, especially across Essex later.
Strong and bitterly cold winds, with temperatures not rising above freezing for many places this afternoon. Sunny intervals developing across Norfolk with snow showers later. Elsewhere cloudy with outbreaks of snow, mostly light but becoming heavier across Essex later. Maximum Temperature 2C.
Cloudy this evening with outbreaks of snow becoming more widespread, and locally heavy, especially across Essex, bringing locally significant accumulations. Later most the snow clears. Gales along the coast. Minimum Temperature -4C.
Generally cloudy with limited brightness, and perhaps a few snow flurries. Remaining windy with a significant windchill and perhaps coastal gales, as temperatures struggle to reach freezing for many areas. Maximum Temperature 1C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Monday and Wednesday mostly dry with bright or sunny spells, but scattered wintry showers for Tuesday. Bitterly cold and strong winds for Monday, but then lighter winds thereafter. Overnight frosts.
Day 6 to 15
There will be a frosty start for some on Wednesday, especially in the east. Otherwise it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells for many before strong winds and a band of rain pushes into the northwest later. This band of cloud and rain will then spread across all parts on Thursday, followed by blustery showers in the west. Low pressure is then likely to be in charge of our weather for the rest of the period bringing spells of rain, especially across the south and southwest. Inbetween spells of rain there will be some drier, brighter and colder interludes. After a cold start to this period, temperatures will tend to recover before it then turns rather cold from the west again later, giving a chance of frost.
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 conditions expected across the south, while staying drier and perhaps colder to the north. Further snow is possible, especially in the north where it will also be windy at times. Temperatures will likely be below average with further night frosts, and any milder interludes will probably be only brief.
Met Office : EE : 2018-03-17T02:39:32