UK weather snow tracker LIVE – Brutal Icelandic weather system to bring -5C frosts within a matter of weeks

BRITS are set for a brutal Icelandic weather system which will bring with it plummeting temperatures and -5C frosts.

The high pressure is responsible for steering cold winds towards the UK which will weaken opening the doors to low-pressure systems from the west.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “Continental air will bring a colder start to the week before we see more of an influence from the Atlantic ahead of the weekend.

“This will bring more in the way of rain.

“We are in between winter and spring at the moment with the changes in weather associated with the transition.

“Britain is still the battleground between this colder Continental influence and the milder Atlantic conditions.”

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts…

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    Lows of -6C yesterday

    The Met Office have revealed that temperatures reached a horrific -6.6C in Redesdale Camp yesterday.

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    Some sunny spells today

    Dry and rather cold with sunny spells today making it a little more cheerful than recent weather.

    However it will be cloudier in the west with a band of rain moving eastwards, followed by sunshine and showers for Northern Ireland and southwestern areas later.

    Windy with coastal gales in the west.

    Tonight much of the UK will receive a band of cloud and rain moving across areas, heavy in the northwest, but little rain in the east.

    Clear spells following, but rain, some heavy for Northern Ireland later.

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    Temperatures to be colder than usual, says Met Office

    From Wednesday onwards, it’s set to be colder than normal with strong winds and “potential snowfall.”

    The main weather battering the UK in the coming two weeks will be heavy rain and gales – before it gets better for spring.

    The Met Office said: “Sunny spells with some cloud for most at first during this period, with generally stronger winds than previous days and the ongoing risk of gales in the far west and northwest.

    “Temperatures looking to be rather below normal and perhaps feeling cooler in the wind.

    “Through the period, frontal systems push eastwards which are likely to bring strengthening winds in addition to potential snowfall.

    “The main impacts are likely to be from heavy rain and gales during this time.”

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    Short weather summary for Tuesday

    Dry with sunny periods in central and eastern areas, although clouding up from the west.

    Band of rain moving east across western and later central parts.

    Windy, especially in northwest.

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    Atlantic rains try to move in this week

    High pressure building over the UK this weekend will drift eastwards over Germany and Denmark early next week, according to NetWeather.

    This will draw in a south or southeasterly breeze across the UK, it will be dry and bright or sunny on Monday, cloud thickening across the west Tuesday with a risk of showery rain by evening, eastern areas dry and sunny.

    Turning increasingly unsettled and windy but milder from mid-week, with a strengthening southerly wind and bands of showery rain trying to push eastwards across the UK, though some uncertainty how far east and how much rain will reach the east, thanks to high pressure to the east slowing the progress eastwards of fronts.

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    Weather to turn windy later this week

    The Met Office’s long range forecast warns of “a windy start for many” from March 10 to March 19 “especially in the north and west”.

    It adds: “Through the rest of the period, frontal systems push eastwards which are likely to bring strengthening winds and rain, with a chance of some snowfall.

    “The main impacts are likely to be from heavy rain and gales during this time.”

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    Snow set to fall over Britain in DAYS 

    SNOW is set to fall over Britain in just DAYS after temperatures plummeted to -7C overnight.

    Freezing temperatures will be braced by bitter gale-force winds as the weather gears up for a battering in the next two weeks.

    The mercury dipped as low as -7.2C last night in Altnaharra, northern Scotland.

    And the bone-chilling temperatures continued through the morning, with figures plunging as low as -2C in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    The chill is set to last well into the coming week, with parts of Scotland experiencing a blistering -5C on Tuesday.

    From Wednesday onwards, it’s set to be colder than

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    UK weather outlook for today and Wednesday

    Today will be mainly dry with sunny spells but cloud will build across northern and western areas bringing a risk of showers. Rain for the south-west during the evening.

    It will be a mixed day on Wednesday with periods of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Spells of rain across the north-west.

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    ‘Temperatures looking to be below normal’

    Looking into the weather for next few weeks, the Met Office said: “Sunny spells with some cloud for most at first during this period, with generally stronger winds than previous days and the ongoing risk of gales in the far west and northwest.

    “Temperatures looking to be rather below normal and perhaps feeling cooler in the wind.

    “Through the period, frontal systems push eastwards which are likely to bring strengthening winds in addition to potential snowfall.

    “The main impacts are likely to be from heavy rain and gales during this time.”

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    Temperatures to plunge this week

    The frosty temperatures and strong winds will hit before it’s set to warm up for spring towards the end of March.

    Temperatures will plunge to a chilly -5C in parts of Scotland on Tuesday.

    And from Wednesday onwards, it’s set to be colder than normal with strong winds and “potential snowfall.”

    The main weather battering the UK in the coming two weeks will be heavy rain and gales – before it gets better for spring.

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    What are the next storms called?

    The potential for more weather damage lingers ahead of the arrival of more named storms.

    Jim told the Express Storm Gladys and Storm Hermann won’t be too far behind their predecessors which consecutively battered Britain in one week.

    He said: “In terms of big events, as in Storm Gladys finally getting onto the stage and Storm Hermann to follow.”

    “The first half of march is sometimes on paper some of the snowiest stuff we’ve seen in any form of winter.

    “Somewhere in the early Spring, I’m pretty sure we’ll see Gladys and Hermann to follow.”

    A storm is given a name when it has the potential to cause an amber or red warning, as seen when Delta, Eunice and Franklin battered Britain.

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    Forecast for mid March

    A windy start to this period for many, especially in the north and west with some coastal gales.

    Outbreaks of rain are likely for some western areas, becoming persistent and heaviest over south facing hills; generally drier in the east with variable cloud and some sunshine, though some rain is possible here too.

    Temperatures are expected to be mostly near normal to rather mild.

    Through the rest of the period, frontal systems push eastwards which are likely to bring strengthening winds and rain, with a chance of some snowfall.

    The main impacts are likely to be from heavy rain and gales during this time. Clearer weather, with showers, may reach all areas by the end of this period.

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    Joe Gamp signing out for the evening.

    That's it for today's live UK weather coverage.

    Louis Allwood back with you from 6am.

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    Atlantic rains try to move in this week

    High pressure building over the UK this weekend will drift eastwards over Germany and Denmark early next week, according to NetWeather.

    This will draw in a south or southeasterly breeze across the UK, it will be dry and bright or sunny on Monday, cloud thickening across the west Tuesday with a risk of showery rain by evening, eastern areas dry and sunny.

    Turning increasingly unsettled and windy but milder from mid-week, with a strengthening southerly wind and bands of showery rain trying to push eastwards across the UK, though some uncertainty how far east and how much rain will reach the east, thanks to high pressure to the east slowing the progress eastwards of fronts.

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    Weather outlook for Wednesday to Friday

    The Met Office says the latter half of the week will be "rather cloudy and windy with some rain in the west, especially in western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Drier with some sunshine in the southeast, feeling warm in the sunshine here.

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    In pictures: People under umbrellas on the River Cam

    Picture dated March 5th shows people out under umbrellas and blankets on a wet and cold Saturday as they go for a punt on the River Cam in Cambridge with more cold weather forecast for next week.

    The Met Office forecast stated there would be cloud and occasional rain in the southeast moving into central areas of England.

    Drier and brighter for parts of East Anglia later. 

    NINTCHDBPICT000716518037Credit: Geoff Robinson
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    Snow to creep across UK from March 10 – mapped

    Temperatures will plunge as low as -4C on March 10.

    And the chilly snap will arrive as Storm Gladys brings frost and a “wintry blast” – just as the UK moves into spring.

    It will be the next named storm of the year, following the weather damage and disruption of Malik, Corrie, Dudley, Eunice and Franklin.

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    Change in the weather expected tomorrow

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    Weather to turn windy later this week

    The Met Office’s long range forecast warns of “a windy start for many” from March 10 to March 19 “especially in the north and west”.

    It adds: “Through the rest of the period, frontal systems push eastwards which are likely to bring strengthening winds and rain, with a chance of some snowfall.

    “The main impacts are likely to be from heavy rain and gales during this time.”

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    Met Office: Dry for most this evening

    Get ready for another brisk chilly night ahead.

    The sun has been shining acorss the UK today but the breeze has felt particuarly cold – but conditions will get nippier as we come into the evening.

    The Met Office tweeted: "Dry for most this evening and where skies stay clear it will quickly turn cold, with a frost developing in some rural areas by midnight."

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    Cold air from the east expected to start moving across UK

    Brian Gaze, director and forecaster for The Weather Outlook told The Sun: “Towards the end of this week colder air from the east is expected to start moving across the UK as high pressure builds to the northeast.

    “At the moment there is uncertainty about how long it will hang around for and how much temperatures will fall.

    “The coldest conditions could well be in the south and east of the UK and that is where wintry showers would be most likely.

    “However, as milder air tries to return from the southwest next week there is a chance of longer periods of snow for a time close to the boundary between the cold continental and milder Atlantic air masses.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    What are the next storms called?

    The potential for more weather damage lingers ahead of the arrival of more named storms.

    Jim told the Express Storm Gladys and Storm Hermann won’t be too far behind their predecessors which consecutively battered Britain in one week.

    He said: “In terms of big events, as in Storm Gladys finally getting onto the stage and Storm Hermann to follow.”

    “The first half of march is sometimes on paper some of the snowiest stuff we’ve seen in any form of winter.

    “Somewhere in the early Spring, I’m pretty sure we’ll see Gladys and Hermann to follow.”

    A storm is given a name when it has the potential to cause an amber or red warning, as seen when Delta, Eunice and Franklin battered Britain.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Temperatures to be colder than usual, says Met Office

    From Wednesday onwards, it's set to be colder than normal with strong winds and "potential snowfall."

    The main weather battering the UK in the coming two weeks will be heavy rain and gales – before it gets better for spring.

    The Met Office said: "Sunny spells with some cloud for most at first during this period, with generally stronger winds than previous days and the ongoing risk of gales in the far west and northwest.

    "Temperatures looking to be rather below normal and perhaps feeling cooler in the wind.

    "Through the period, frontal systems push eastwards which are likely to bring strengthening winds in addition to potential snowfall.

    "The main impacts are likely to be from heavy rain and gales during this time."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Short weather summary for Tuesday

    Dry with sunny periods in central and eastern areas, although clouding up from the west.

    Band of rain moving east across western and later central parts.

    Windy, especially in northwest.

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    Snow to hit THIS week

    SNOW will hit Britain next week as a mild “Beast From the East” is set to bring temperatures tumbling to a bone chilling -4C.  

    The south of England will be hit with the worst of the white stuff in coming days, before four inches an HOUR coats some parts next Friday.

    A particular heavy downpour will fall over the Cairngorms on Sunday, according to weather maps from WXCharts.

    But the real downpour will hit on March 11, enveloping most of Scotland, northern England, Northern Ireland and western Wales.

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