UK weather warning: Big FREEZE to hit Britain as temperatures plunge to -4C halting spring
Despite the UK heading towards spring, temperatures are set to plunge to as low as -4C (24.8F) in some areas of the country over the next few days. Although there are no snow warning in places, temperatures for large parts of Scotland, northern England and Wales will struggle to surge beyond zero.
In graphs produced by weather forecaster, WX Charts, temperatures will approach -4C (14F) in some areas.
The cold weather will hit the country heading into the weekend, with the Met Office warning temperatures will “continue to drop” day by day.
Commenting on the weather forecast on Friday, Met Office meteorologist, Aidan McGivern warned of a “frosty start” to the morning.
He added: “The most likely outcome for Friday is that it’s a frosty start.
“There will be plenty of sunshine a bit more cloud coming into Eastern Counties of Scotland and eastern parts of England as well.
“Perhaps a few showers and again.”
Due to the influx of rain combined with the drop in temperatures, Mr McGivern also warned of “rain or hail” on lower levels of the country.
Mr McGivern also warned there could be the chance of “snow over the hills”.
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That band of cold weather is expected to last as the long-range forecast from the Met Office reports widespread frost towards the end of the month.
In the period between March 22 to 31, the Met Office also warned of a band of rain to hit the country.
The long-range forecast said: “It should be a mostly dry and bright but cold start to the period with widespread frost and patchy fog possible overnight.
“Turning cloudier with patchy rain and strong winds possible across the far northwest and far southwest at times but any rain and strong wind should ease towards the middle of period.
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“The best of any sunshine across southern and eastern areas.
“Periods of more unsettled weather are possible across northern parts at times.”
In terms of a more close-range forecast, the Met Office has warned of icy conditions to start the morning commute on Wednesday.
Met Office meteorologist, Alex Deakin commented there could be the chance of “sleet and snow” across Scotland.
He added: “It’ll be cold enough for a potentially a bit of ice and the showers will fall at relatively low levels across the far north.
“It will fall as sleet and there’ll be a few snow and rain showers through Central Scotland.”
In Scotland and the north of England, temperatures will stay around 7C (44.6F).
However, in the south temperatures will be much higher with London and the south eat hitting 15C (59F).
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