Thermometers are predicted to fall below 0C overnight this weekend, according to WXCHART’s latest temperature models. The maps show swirling freezing Atlantic air pushing over in a westerly direction. According to the charts, temperatures in the early hours of Saturday morning will fall below freezing in central Scotland. Into next week, bitterly-cold air is expected to move in again, with overnight temperatures on Wednesday falling to near freezing in some parts of northern Scotland, northern England and central parts of Wales, according to minimum temperature charts by Netweather.
It comes as the Met Office confirmed wintry showers across some parts of the UK.
They tweeted: “A cold front is bringing some sharp bursts of rain across parts of southeast Wales this morning.
“Meanwhile heavy showers behind cloud with rain are packing into the northwest, some of these heavy and wintry over the Scottish mountains.”
BBC Weather forecaster Simon King predicted more wintry weather after the first sprinkling of snow settled in the hills of Scotland last night.
He tweeted: “First bit of snow has arrived on Anoch Mor, Roybridge in the Highlands.
“Could be further wintry showers through today on the peaks of Scottish mountains.”
Weather Outlook’s Brian Gaze warned of lingering cold weather over the coming days, as temperatures will average single figures in the north.
He said: “Friday starts with a band of rain in northern England and northern Wales.
“Through the day it steadily pushes southeastwards and fragments. By the late afternoon it clears from the south east.
“Brighter conditions follow but showers become widespread and in the northwest they will be heavy.
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“Over the Scottish mountains sleet or snow is possible.
“Temperatures range from 8C (46F) in the north to 13C (55F) in the south.”
Jo Farrow at Netweather also forecast a new Atlantic low to push towards the UK at the start of next week, which will lead to more chilly weather.
She said: “A cold start on Sunday but fine with super autumn sunshine.
“There is some uncertainty for East Anglia, maybe Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire with a band of cloud and showery rain lurking nearby over the North Sea.
“It could plague eastern England on Sunday and bring quite a different day.
“The cloud fills in during Sunday, but it stays fair and bright still with a cool breeze.
“Nippy again on Sunday night but an Atlantic low looks to move in for Monday bringing rain from the west, blustery winds but also milder air briefly.
“The chill will be back by Tuesday as the winds swing round to the north.”
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