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.
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“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.”
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