UK weather: Rivers are frozen solid… but they"ll be running again by the weekend

Rivers are frozen solid… but they'll be running again by the weekend as warmer weather (and the rain, unfortunately) returns Gale force winds will reach speeds of up to 60mph at exposed southern coasts and high groundSunny spells and rain will reach the UK by the weekendTemperatures expected to reach up to 11C tomorrow in the southThermometer will hover around 2C and 4C today for large parts of the country | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 13 December 2012 A thick sparkling frost coated much of the UK today, leaving many places cold but with a winter wonderland look.