Conditions this week will remain generally cold with the flow from the W/NW/N at times but there will be plenty of showers and spells of rain, sleet and snow (mainly higher routes but not exclusively) to come.
Below we have snapshots of the next few days and we can see plenty of showers in the forecast. Firstly a band of rain will push in from the west later today with snow across higher routes and there may be a brief spell of sleet and wet snow to low levels, although this risk remains low. Showers will follow on for the days after so with a mixture of showers and clear spells likely we can expect an ice risk overnight which will turn the roads rather treacherous. Some of the showers will be wintry and we’ll update on this risk by the day.
Unfortunately next week and the run up to Christmas conditions look set turn much milder, with the flow turning more SW’ly at times but high pressure will become more influential away from the far north of the UK, so it will remain drier than average for much of the UK, away from the far NW. However even though we have milder upper air, this may not be represented at the surface during the overnight periods. It is possible to get frosty conditions in clear conditions even though the upper air is milder so this risk will also be monitored day by day.