Five-day forecast: a chance of snow in Coventry

This week looks set to be rainy and windy – with a chance of snow making a midweek appearance.

On Monday, the Met Office forecasts rain, some heavy, through the morning, before clearing to give a dry afternoon with sunny spells. It will be mild but rather windy. Maximum temperature of 12 Celcius.

The evening will be mostly dry with clear spells allowing temperatures to fall, giving a patchy frost, despite the breeze. A few showers will feed in from the west, especially towards morning. Minimum temperature of 3 Celcius.

A bright start with a few scattered showers on Tuesday. Showers will become more frequent by the afternoon, turning wintry on high ground. Feeling cold in the wind. Maximum temperature of 7 Celcius.

A bright day with some showers expected on Wednesday, followed by a spell of rain Thursday morning and snow on high ground. It will be mainly dry before further rain arrives on Friday afternoon.

However, snow is notoriously hard to forecast, so might not materialise. Even the Met Office recognises that forecasting snow “will always be a challenge” in the UK as there is often a “fine line between whether it will rain or snow”.

Agencies across Coventry are activating the city’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) from Monday through to Wednesday, 26 February as the temperatures are set to stay cold over the next few nights.

The protocol will mean that the Council and partner organisations will ensure that the city’s most vulnerable people and households are able to access appropriate accommodation and support.