Rain and showers are set to ease and over the weekend and an area of high pressure will become established bringing colder weather.
Over the weekend it will be colder with lower than average temperatures across most of the UK and there will be overnight freezing temperatures.
The start of next week will see the lowest temperatures and by then end of the week there will be a gradual rise in the mercury.
Jason Kelly Met Office Chief Forecaster, said, “The transition to lower temperatures will be noticeable over the weekend.
“It will become rather cold next week with lower-than-average temperatures across much of the UK, accentuated by brisk easterly winds in the south.
“As the prevailing weather conditions will be characterised by high pressure, a good deal of settled weather is likely.
“Clearer skies and a marked reduction in precipitation are expected, although any showers that do occur are likely to be wintry in nature.
“A combination of overnight freezing temperatures, saturated ground and calm winds mean increasing risks of frost, fog and icy conditions.”
Steven Keates, Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster said, “The colder conditions across the UK are likely to be established for some time and will be a key theme of next week’s weather.
“However, the beginning of next week is likely to see the lowest temperatures of this colder spell, and by the end of next week we should start to see a gradual rise in values, at least for a time.”