BBC Weather has warned daytime temperatures could plunge to as low as 5C next week as a freezing weather system barrels across the country. The BBC Weather forecast map shows bitterly cold Arctic air from the east sweep across the towards the UK nudging a warmer system north above Scotland. BBC Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes warned about bone-chilling air moving across Britain next week before adding: “Winter is coming”.
He said: “Next week we get a surge of cold Arctic air, spreading in across northern Europe, across towards our shores.
“Temperatures for some, Wednesday and Thursday, 5C. In the context of this warm Autumn that we are seeing, this is going to feel freezing cold. Winter is coming.”
BBC Weather’s outlook for Sunday to Tuesday, reads: “Sunday will be dry and mostly sunny once early mist clears. Breezy though. Cloud may increase near North Sea coasts by the evening.
“Monday will see fairly cloudy skies with a growing chance of scattered showers over eastern counties. Becoming windy and chilly in the south.
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“A chilly and windy day on Tuesday with a risk of showers or more general rain, affecting most areas.”
The Met Office has also predicted temperatures to plummet next week with meteorologist Alex Deakin forecasting a return of the ‘Beast from the East’.
Starting on Sunday, Mr Deakin said: “Now the winds are coming more in from the east and now is a sign of a bigger change into next week. The really cold air arrives next week because now if we take a look at the bigger picture – what’s happened?
“That area of high pressure that was across central Europe has moved across Scandinavia, low pressure now more to the south-west which means the winds are now coming around this and dragging down colder air from northern Europe. It is colder air as well.”
Mr Deakin claimed the weather system followed a similar pattern to that of the Beast from the East, yet temperatures would not be as cold as temperatures had dropped further in February.
The Met Office’s weather outlook for Wednesday 21 November until Friday 30 November warns of chilly air to sweep across the country threading to bring sleet or snow.
It reads: “The remainder of November looks most likely to be characterised by winds blowing in from continental Europe across much of the country. This will bring variable and often large amounts of cloud, with the best of any sunshine in western areas.
“There is also the likelihood of some showers, these most likely focussed across eastern areas, but perhaps becoming more widespread and persistent at times.
“With a relatively chilly air mass in place, there is scope for some sleet or snow, but this will most likely be restricted to higher ground.
“The breeze will make for a marked wind chill at times in the south. With lighter winds further north, and under clear skies at night, overnight frosts are likely to become rather more extensive.”
Leading bookmaker Ladbrokes has slashed odds on the UK to see snow as early as this weekend to 7-2.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Odds of us seeing snow in the next few days are plummeting almost as fast as the temperatures.”
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