Britain facing extremely cold temperatures as ‘deep freeze’ set to bring snow

Heavy rain and wind are being threatened due to unstable conditions that could result in the "coldest week of autumn so far".

With this, temperatures will continue to plummet in the next few days, creating chilly conditions.

While parts of Britain experience some frost, it's the northeast of the country that will experience the most unsettled weather, according to forecasters.

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Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “The northeast will always be wetter and windier, being closer to low pressure, but the whole country will turn colder over the next week.

“It is going to be a battleground between air masses, with cold air coming in from the north and warmer air under the sun already in situ, this will bring some instability in the atmosphere.

“At the start of the week, there will be the risk of thundery, windy downpours.”

The coldest aspect of the weather will hit mid-week while below-average temperatures will continue to stay in play until the weekend.

Mr Dale, who is also the author of Weather Or Not? said: “Wednesday looks like being the coldest day of the week.

“Low pressure to the east of the UK will work with that high pressure in the Atlantic to feed cold air down from the north.

“Temperatures will be down to single figures during the day and overnight there will be parts of the country that dip to freezing, and in the wind, it will feel even colder.

“Frost will be a risk through the week and over higher ground in the north there will be some snow.”

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Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “Widely across the UK, temperatures will be below average into Monday and Tuesday.

“It will be feeling cold with overnight temperatures low and daytime temperatures supressed in the northerly wind.”

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden had his say on the matter as he said: “The end of September is now likely to see low pressure taking charge and this will bring a marked change to more autumnal weather with wind and rain on the cards for many.”

He did however, tease the possibility of warmer weather during the start of October.

He added: “During the start of October, there are signs of a decent spell of warmer weather once again.”


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