The Met Office’s long-range weather forecast suggests only light snow on higher ground in the East Midlands.
Mainly fine with some sunny spells.
Today: 17 January
It will be a chilly start, with areas of fog clearing by late morning. This will leave a fine day with sunny spells and light winds, although this will allow mist to return late in the day. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Areas of mist and fog will form readily through the evening, with some dense patches developing overnight. More lasting clear spells will also lead to a sharp frost in places. Minimum temperature -5 °C.
Areas of mist and fog are likely to prove slow to clear, perhaps persisting all day in some spots. Otherwise, gradually brightening to a fine day with some sunny spells. Maximum temperature 8 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Unsettled midweek, with rain moving gradually south. Brighter, breezier and colder conditions will eventually follow, with more settled conditions re-establishing for the remainder of the week, with frosts and fog.
Friday 21 January until Sunday 30 January
Through Friday and into the weekend it is expected to be dry for many but often rather cloudy, with some light rain at times in the far north.
For the rest of the period high pressure is likely to dominate, particularly in the south of the country, resulting in drier and more settled weather with the possibility of overnight frost and fog which may linger through the day.
Any unsettled weather is likely to be in the north and northwest with rain at times but otherwise predominately dry. It will also be windy in the north at times. Temperatures are expected to be around or slightly above average, although colder where fog persists by day.
31 January – 14 February
High pressure is expected to remain dominant across the UK. This means that generally settled conditions will prevail with bright or sunny spells for many.
There is the ongoing likelihood of overnight frost and fog, which may linger in places. Into February outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely at times across the north, whereas settled conditions are likely to persist in the south.
Temperatures are expected to be slightly above average, particularly in the north, however some colder interludes remain possible, bringing a risk of occasional snow, this most likely over northern hills.