UK weather forecast: Temperatures to drop below freezing with 'good chance of snow'

High pressure in the west brings cold air from the north with it 

Friday 19 October 2018 09:35
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Temperatures are set to drop to below freezing in parts of the UK over the coming days as forecasters say there is a “good chance of snow” in Scotland.

The Met Office warned of potential snow showers in areas of higher ground in Scotland as high pressure in the west brings cold air from the north with it towards the end of next week.

Forecasters also said they could not rule out snow in the north-eastern parts of England.

"It's going to get colder. We can expect some showers of snow falling on the high grounds of Scotland, but that's fairly typical for this time of year,” the Met Office said.

The rest of this week will be mild, with morning rain in Scotland but dry for most of the UK.

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Over the weekend the south will have fairly warm weather.

“The south will stay fine and fairly warm until cooler air arrives for Monday. The north will be cooler and windier with spells of rain mostly affecting western areas,” the Met Office said.

The cold snap follows warm temperatures across the UK, with temperatures reaching 23C on Wednesday.

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