UK weekend weather forecast – Arctic cold snap to blast Britain with 72 hours of snow and freezing temperatures

THE UK is set to be hit with 72 hours of snow and blasted with freezing temperatures in an Arctic cold snap.

The bitter air from the north is expected to make its way towards the end of this month – with snow forecast.

The snow could settle over a two or three day period from Thursday 19 and Saturday 21.

This comes as this weekend is set to be unsettled, according to the Met Office.

There will be rain and strong winds for most of the country, especially in the south of England on Sunday.

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  • Jon Rogers

    NORTH WEST SCOTLAND TO REMAIN BLUSTERY AND SHOWERY

    While most of the UK has seen mainly dry weather on Friday afternoon, North West Scotland will remain blustery and showery.

    The South East has remained dry this afternoon and relatively sunny.

  • Shayma Bakht

    JETSTREAM TO BRING HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS TO THE UK

    An active jetstream drive low pressure into the UK this weekend, bringing some heavy rain and strong, gusty winds.

  • Shayma Bakht

    IN PICTURES: Sunshine and temperatures of 8 degrees being enjoyed by cold water swimmers in Edinburgh

  • Shayma Bakht

    RAIN IS CLEARING TO LEAVE SUNNY DAY FOR MOST

    This morning's rain is now clearing from the southeast to leave a dry and sunny day for many, ahead of a wet and windy weekend.

    However, it is remaining blustery and showeryin the northwest.

  • Shayma Bakht

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    Showers in the north, dry elsewhere, but thickening cloud bringing outbreaks of rain to the south and west later. Mild in the south, chilly in the north.

  • Jon Rogers

    TYPHOON VAMCO DEATH TOLL NOW 42 PEOPLE

    Typhoon Vamco has now killed at least 42 people in the Philippines as it now heads towards Vietnam.

    Vamco, the 21st and most deadly cyclone to hit the country this year, tore through the main island of Luzon late on Wednesday and early Thursday, just as the country was reeling from Goni, the world's strongest typhoon of 2020, which killed 25 people and flattened thousands of homes.

    Police and soldiers are now searching for another 20 people who are missing.

  • Shayma Bakht

    SUNNY SKIES WILL CHASE AWAY MORNING RAIN IN PARTS

    Sunshine will replace rain in eastern England. Showers in western and northern areas may be more stubborn. The most frequent in the northwest with risk of hail and thunder.

  • Shayma Bakht

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Bright in east at first, but mostly cloudy with rain at times, heavy in the west. Rain clearing to sunny intervals and heavy showers in the west later. Windy.

  • Shayma Bakht

    CLOSER LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER

  • Shayma Bakht

    TODAY'S FORECAST:

    Expect wet weather today, with some sunny spells.

    Met Office says: Band of rain, heavy in places, over central areas moving east, to clear the far southeast early afternoon. Many southern and eastern parts then dry with sunny spells, with scattered showers further west, these heavy in the northwest where windy.”

  • Shayma Bakht

    IN PICTURES: The sunrise this morning from West Bay in Dorset looking towards the cliffs at the Jurassic Coast

  • Mark Hodge

    STORMY ON SUNDAY

    Sunday will be unsettled with heavy showers, spells of rain but also a few bright spells.

    Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the north and west.

    There will also be fresh south-westerly winds.

  • Mark Hodge

    UK WEATHER FORECAST

    Friday night

    During the evening, most of England, Wales and Scotland will be dry with clear spells but a few showers will affect north-west Scotland. Patchy rain will affect Northern Ireland.

    Through the night, rain will progress eastwards, affecting western parts of the UK by dawn. Brisk southerly winds.

    Saturday

    It will be overcast across the UK during the morning. Rain will affect most regions, which will be heavy in the west but light and patchy in the east.

    Heavy rain will spread eastwards through the day, allowing sunny spells and showers to develop later in Northern Ireland, Wales and western England.

  • Hana Carter

  • Hana Carter

    CLIMATE CHANGE A DISASTER FOR BIRD SPECIES

    A rapidly warming climate will spell disaster for swathes of life on earth – including many bird species.

    A new study reveals some birds which are dependent on specific abundant food sources at certain times of year may not be able to adapt fast enough to the change to seasonal patterns the climate crisis is bringing.

    The research, by scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Oxford University, focused on great tits’ dietary habits.

    They found that warmer winters and subsequent early springs cause trees to leaf earlier, which in turn prompts the larvae that feed on the plants to hatch earlier, and this can present a problem to the birds.

    Great tits are among many species which depend on an abundance of larvae available when their chicks are newly hatched and growing.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    UNSETTLED WEEKEND

    The weather this weekend is going to be unsettled, according to the Met Office.

    There will be rain around the UK, as well as strong winds and gales especially in the south of England on Sunday.

    The beginning of next week is set to be drier and milder.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

  • Hana Carter

    PICTURED : SURFERS IN TYNEMOUTH, NORTH SHIELDS

  • Hana Carter

    WEATHER CHANGE AHEAD

    The weather is set to change for most of us this weekend as the Jet Stream takes a more southerly track.

    Low pressure will be driven towards the UK bringing with it heavy rain.

    Strong winds can be expected in some places.

  • Hana Carter

    WAVES CRASH AGAINST LIGHTHOUSE IN NEWHAVEN, EAST SUSSEX

  • Jon Rogers

    TYPHOON VAMCO LEAVES AT LEAST 13 DEAD

    At least 13 people have been killed with another 15 missing after Typhon Vamco swept through the Philippines.

    The Philippine National Police reported the casualty figures, but gave no details.

    Typhoon Vamco passed north of Manila between Bulacan and Pampanga provinces, toppling trees and knocking out power. Officials said earlier that nearly 200,000 people had been evacuated, some forcibly, from vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas.

    Officials said about 1.9 million households were without power in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Many electricity poles were toppled, power lines were knocked down and power transformers were damaged.

  • Jon Rogers

    GETTING CLOUDY THIS EVENING

    It will be mainly dry for the commute from work later today but it will get cloudy this evening.

    The Met Office said in a tweet: “Many places will have a dry end to the afternoon but it will become mostly cloudy this evening as a cold front approaches from the west.

    “Freshening southerly winds will become increasingly gusty in the northwest, with a band of briefly heavy rain and squally winds arriving here.”

  • Jon Rogers

    PLAY RESUMES AT MASTERS

    Play at the Masters resumed after a nearly three-hour weather delay that will make it impossible to complete the first-round action at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday given the decreased November daylight.

    Play was suspended because of lightning and heavy rain only 25 minutes after the first groups teed off in golf's most eagerly anticipated annual gathering, which had already been postponed seven months because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

    Tiger Woods was due to launch his Masters title defence at the par-four 10th hole at 10:55am three hours after his original start time, while tournament favourite Bryson DeChambeau began at 10:33am on the back nine.

    The Masters is using threesomes and sending golfers off both the first and 10th holes over the first two rounds.

  • Jon Rogers

    PICTURED: AUTUMN IS DEFINITELY HERE

    Autumn is definitely here, as this colourful picture shows.

    It shows people enjoy a morning walk at the National Trust's Saltram House near Plymouth, Devon.

  • Jon Rogers

    HAIL AND THUNDER TO HIT NORTH WEST ON FRIDAY

    The North West is expected to see hail and thunder on Friday as well as heavy rain.

    Most parts of the UK will see sunny spells as well as showers tomorrow but the worst of the weather will be in the North West, according to the Met Office.

    The outlook from the forecasters says: “Rain soon clearing southeast England. Most parts seeing sunny spells but also showers, most of these in the northwest where some will be heavy with hail and thunder.

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