The Met Office has warned winter has begun to bite after an unseasonably warm December. Yellow warnings for ice have been issued for Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of north Wales and north-west England as the mercury falls below zero.
Cloud will increase from the west with risk of wintry showers over hills, and perhaps even sleet or snow at lower levels by evening. Chilly breeze. Temperatures 2-3°C
Cold and cloudy with rain, sleet or snow. Several centimetres are expected over Pennines, but rain is more likely near coasts later as strong to gale northeasterly winds develop. Minimum Temperature 1°C.
Cloud and morning wintry precipitation will clear to leave a cold and sunny day. A few wintry showers will form over hills later. Cold northerly winds. Frosty overnight. Maximum Temperature 2°C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cold, brisk northerly winds with sunshine on Friday, perhaps isolated wintry showers over Pennines. Occasionally wintry showers on Saturday. Sunny spells on Sunday with possible coastal showers. Overnight frosts throughout.