Update: Weather warning for high winds for Northamptonshire

Met Office forecasters say gales or severe gales are expected to develop later today
Met Office forecasters say gales or severe gales are expected to develop later today

The snow may have passed us by, but a weather warning remains in place for the county.

Met Office forecasters say gales or severe gales are expected to develop later today.

Gusts of 50mph to 65mph are likely quite widely through the East Midlands, while gusts of 75mph are likely over exposed hills.

The Met Office says people should be aware of the risk of localised disruption to transport and possibly power supplies.

The warning for high winds extends into Thursday.

The latest forecast from Pitsford Hall Weather Station says temperatures at best today will only reach 4C.

Despite the cold, we are set to enjoy some good spells of sunshine through the morning. It will turn cloudier later and outbreaks of mainly light rain will work across from the west during the afternoon.

Winds will be gentle to moderate south-westerlies through this morning, but will freshen noticeably this afternoon becoming strong by this evening.

The rain will tend to intensify through the evening and overnight, although temperatures will change little.

It will be a wet start tomorrow, but we are expecting the rain to clear during the early morning. The wind will have eased overnight, but as the rain moves away we are expecting a strong south-westerly to pick up once again.

Some spells of sunshine are possible through the afternoon. Temperatures tomorrow will climb to about 6C, falling overnight to 2C with the wind gradually easing from about mid-aftenroon.

On the whole we are looking at not too bad a day on Friday. It will still be cold at 5C, but the wind will have eased to a gentle to light westerly and it will remain dry.

Overnight lows will fall to around freezing. Looking further ahead to the weekend, some showery rain during the morning on Saturday may turn briefly to sleet or snow during the afternoon.

Sunday will be dry to start with, but further wintry showers are likely as the day wears on.