The weather forecast says this week is going to a cold one

The weather forecast says this week is going to a cold one

The miserable weather is here to stay.

Monday will be cold, calm and frosty with the risk of icy stretches.

Most areas will be dry and clear, though a few showers will affect northern coasts. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday will be generally dry to begin, however a persistent spell of heavy rain will gradually move up from the southwest through the day, reaching all but northern areas by evening.

There is a slight risk of sleet or wet snow for a time in parts of the midlands and west.

Turning breezy too, especially along south and east coasts.

Spot flooding is likely also. Highest temperatures of just 4 to 9 degrees Celsius (north to south).

Wednesday will be dry everywhere into the afternoon with good sunny spells and light variable breezes.

Highest temperatures to remain only 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.

Wet and breezy weather will move in from the west later in the night, possibly some frost in the early night.

Thursday will start as wet and breezy but will become mild.

Friday will turn cold again, and very windy with showers or longer spells of rain, especially across the northern third of the country.