Met Office forecasts chilly weather

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CHILLY weather is on its way to the area, according to the Met Office.

Forecaster Greg Dewhurst said there will be a drop in temperature to around 5C or 6C on Wednesday.

He said: ‘There’s a big drop in temperatures compared to the last few days, where we’ve seen 9C or 10C.

‘So on Tuesday evening with light winds and clear skies we’ll probably see temperatures fall again.

‘On Tuesday night into Wednesday it is probably falling down in the Portsmouth area to 0C to -1C, so a bit of an air frost developing.

‘Toward Wednesday morning we have an area of low pressure moving in from the north of the UK that’s pushing southwards so we’ll see increasing amounts of cloud and outbreaks of rain developing and an increasing wind.’

Wednesday is due to be cloudy, with outbreaks of rain, with temperatures averaging between 8C and 9C.

Then on Thursday the area will be drier but still see some showers.

It will be breezy with some sunny spells and temperatures will be around 7C or 8C.

But the weather on Friday and the weekend is set to be improve slightly but temperatures will stay around 7C and 8C.

Greg added: ‘Then we see a slight change as we go into Friday and the weekend, an area of high pressure slowly comes in from the north-west, which will keeps things quite settled.

‘There could still be a brisk north-easterly wind right through Friday, Saturday and potentially Sunday.’