Po­lar winds blow in first frost for freez­ing au­tumn


BRI­TAIN is wrap­ping up for a chilly week­end as Po­lar winds push tem­per­a­tures close to freez­ing at night in some re­gions.

Ru­ral areas could wake to a touch of frost to­mor­row as the mer­cury dips into low sin­gle fig­ures.

But many may be leav­ing their win­ter coats at home again next week with hints of a re­turn to warmer weather.

This week­end prom­ises a mixed bag of sun­shine, heavy show­ers and the odd rum­ble of thun­der.

It will feel cooler than of late with the chance of a flake of snow over high ground in the North, ac­cord­ing to the Met Of­fice.

Spokes­woman Nicola Maxey warned ther­mome­ters will drop into sin­gle fig­ures over the next cou­ple of nights.

How­ever, some bright spells could push the southerly spots into up­per dou­ble fig­ures to­mor­row.

She said: “We are go­ing into a Po­lar mar­itime air mass and it is go­ing to feel chilly with some quite cold nights ahead.

“We could see a grass frost in the North and we are not rul­ing out a flake or two of snow over very high ground in Scot­land.

“The gen­eral pic­ture for this week­end will be sun­shine and show­ers and the chance of thun­der and some hail. It then looks like we go into an­other warm­ing trend, the start of next week is look­ing more set­tled and it could feel quite pleas­ant in the sun­shine.”

Tem­per­a­tures will drop into sin­gle fig­ures widely over the next cou­ple of nights with around 59F (15C) forecast dur­ing the day.

Highs of 65F are pos­si­ble in some parts of the South which man­age to see a cou­ple of hours of sun­shine.

Ms Maxey added: “While there A BIZARRE-look­ing raincoat is sell­ing out on Chi­nese web­sites.

Chil­dren’s sizes are all the rage af­ter par­ents re­alised how cute their chil­dren look in the pon­cho-like plas­tic gar­ment.

Pro­duced in var­i­ous colours, it fea­tures a hat and a saucer-like top around the chest.

It re­sem­bles an alien space­ship and some have even dubbed them UFO rain­coats. They cost just £1 and are in adult sizes too. is still a risk of some heavy, thun­dery show­ers on Sun­day it will be a bet­ter and brighter day.

“We could see tem­per­a­tures creep into up­per dou­ble fig­ures in an iso­lated spot, but gen­er­ally it is go­ing to feel cooler.”

WeatherOn­line fore­caster Si­mon Keel­ing added: “It will be cool with some show­ers on east­ern coasts through the week­end, but drier to the west.

“Next week shows signs of be­com­ing drier as pres­sure slowly builds.”

A young model shows off the ‘UFO coat’

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