Weather forecast: more gales and freezing cold conditions

The freezing cold wintry weather continues today with gales forecast later.

Thursday, 15th January 2015, 6:48 am

The regional forecast for East Midlands will see rain or showers today, mostly clearing overnight and frosty by Friday morning.

Today there will be sunny intervals and scattered showers

It will be wintry on the Derbyshire hills, with more general rain and hill snow in the west by evening.

It will be feeling cold, with the strong southwesterly winds reaching gale force at times after midday. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Tonight rain will clear to scattered showers in the evening, these increasingly wintry but mostly dying out after midnight. Winds moderating with a touch of frost and some icy patches by morning. Minimum Temperature 0C.

On Friday there will be sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these mainly in the west with many eastern parts staying dry. Rather cold, but less wind.