What a difference a few days makes! Yellow weather warning for ice hits coast

What a difference a few days makes! Just as we were casting off our winter woollies we need them back on again after a dramatic change in weather.

Visitors enjoying sunshine in Skegness at the weekend.
Visitors enjoying sunshine in Skegness at the weekend.

On Saturday, visitors were enjoying the sun in Skegness wearing shorts and t-shirts and buying ice-creams but today the padded coats are back on.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for ice across the region, with temperatures along the coast reaching a maximum 5C and feeling like freezing in easterly winds gusting to 36mph.

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Today's outlook according to the Met Office:

Blustery wintry showers for many though the day, most frequent along the coast with hail, sleet and further brief snow in places. Feeling cold with a chill wind, but some good bright spells. Maximum temperature inland 7 °C.

Tonight:

Occasional wintry showers continuing through the evening but becoming more isolated away from the east coast overnight. Cold with icy patches and a widespread frost developing. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Friday:

Another bright but chilly day on Friday. Occasional showers continuing, particularly along the coast with hail and sleet remaining likely. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright but with occasional showers through the weekend, still wintry in places to start. Monday looking breezier with the risk of rain. Cold throughout with frosty mornings.