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The chilly start to May seen over the Bank Holiday weekend looks set to continue this week, according to the Met Office.
Temperatures today will often feel close to freezing with thermometers stubbornly remaining in low single figures.
Top temperatures will not exceed 9°C (48.2F), although with the wind, it will actually feel closer to minus -2°C at some points, according to the forecast for the area.
Temperatures are expected to stay cold in a strengthening easterly wind, it said.
After a wet start and afternoon today, drier weather will follow tonight.
But any rain on the hills will fall as snow with fresh northerly winds and a minimum temperature of 2°C, said the Met Office.
Tuesday will be overcast with showers before becoming drier and brighter with sunny spells and just a few showers in afternoon.
It will remain cold with a maximum temperature of 9°C.
The outlook from Wednesday to Friday is for showers to continue but with some dry, sunny spells.
It will stay quite cold with a frost risk at nights, the Met Office said.