UK cold weather forecast: Britons to freeze as mercury plummets after weekend heat


Parts of Britain are set for a sudden downturn in temperatures this weekend with lows of just 2C forecast tonight. Showers across western areas of the UK are set to clear this afternoon and spells of sunshine brings highs of 15C in Scotland and even 20C in the South of England, according to Netweather.TV forecaster Terry Scholey.

But there is expected to be a stark change as a “weakening cold front” emerges from this evening and into Sunday.

The latest weather maps show swirling winds heading towards Britain overnight on Saturday.

Wind gust maps produced by WXCharts show a deep area of red forming in the Atlantic and heading towards northern areas of Scotland.

Winds are expected to peak at around 47mph (76kmh) by 3am on Sunday morning and result in temperatures hovering just above freezing.

“There’ll be clear spells, especially across Northern Ireland and central and southern regions where a West or North Westerly breeze will be light.

“It’ll turn chilly and misty in places by dawn, with a touch of ground frost possible again in some of the more renowned rural ‘hollows’ as temperatures mostly fall to between 2 and 7C.”

Heading into next week, temperatures are once again expected to slide but an area of high pressure is set to linger over the country and keep most areas free from any rain.

The latest forecast by the Weather Outlook said: “Subtle changes in the weather take place through the coming days.

“Today outbreaks of rain push southeastwards across the north, but they become lighter and patchier.

“Tomorrow temperatures take a dip in the north and early part of next week it turns cooler across all areas. However, high pressure remains the dominant feature so it will often be dry.”



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