UK Weather Forecast: Big chill to sweep Britain bringing snow and freezing temperatures

After days of sun in the sky, the UK will begin to see more normalised spring weather temperatures.

A chill from Scandinavia will roll in ending the balmier climates enjoyed this past week.

In Scotland and the north temperatures will feel more like -13C as the wind chill makes the air feel harshly cold.

Although the skies will remain clear, there will be frosts as conditions turn chilly.

The UK will see an almost -10C drop in temperatures after many have headed to local parks to enjoy one exercise a day.

The Met Office has warned of hail and snow along eastern coasts and inland today although these will become more confined to high ground in the north later in the day.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “It will stay drier and brighter elsewhere, even so, it will be a marked change from the 18 or 19 Celsius we have been seeing in a few spots this week”.

This cold, bright weather is due mainly to a high-pressure system that is developing to the west of the UK, which will bring cold air down from the north”.

Next week forecaster Jim Dale has said the weather will be cold, dry and with some warm afternoons.

“It is going to turn much colder at the weekend as high pressure brings Polar air across Scandinavia towards Britain.

“There is a chance of some wintry showers and these could lightly affect lower ground across southern and eastern Britain.

“It is not out of the question that as well as the frost, some places could wake up under a late winter blanket.

“However it is going to turn much drier next week and this will help those regions affected by flooding.

“While there will be some cold mornings, it will be pleasantly mild in the sunshine during the afternoons, and this is the pattern we expect to hold into and through April.”

He added: “Most people are going to feel the cold over the next couple of days, it is going to be a return to cardigans and time to dig out winter coats.

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“Across parts of the country, we are expecting to see temperatures drop to around -5C.

“It is a brief return to wintry conditions, however, and after the weekend we are looking at drier weather with some pleasant sunshine.”

Temperatures on Sunday will struggle to reach double digits, the northeasterly wind making it feel colder than it has been previously.

Next week may look drier however it is important to follow government advice and stay inside.

It is only necessary to go out if it is to buy food, for health reasons or to work (if you can not from home) due to the coronavirus shutdown.

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