PEOPLE have been asked to stay safe while outside as the temperatures look to stay low over the coming week.

East Lancashire residents were met with frozen cars and frost this morning as temperatures sat around -1C.

The Met Office said the day will remain largely sunny, but with that will stay the cool temperatures, not rising any higher than 4C at around 2pm.

Sunday and Monday looks to be similar, with little chance of rain and cold temperatures staying put.

Tuesday onwards, cloud will set in and keep the mercury above 5C which will keep frost and ice at bay.

By Friday, temperatures are set to reach 10C however, chances of rain increase and the weather will turn bleaker.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Much of England and Wales settled at first with areas of fog developing which will locally persist for much of the day on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Some bright or sunny spells are possible, particularly around coasts.

"Further northwest, increasingly unsettled conditions are expected to develop during Wednesday with wet and windy weather transferring slowly southeast through Thursday and Friday.

"Over the weekend and into the following week, the changeable theme is likely to persist with spells of more organised cloud, rain and stronger winds followed by some brighter, showery and colder interludes."