As November sees itself out, the weather will take a frosty turn as temperatures will drop to the single digits as cold winds bring wintry showers in places.
Gusts of cold air due to high pressure from the Atlantic will dispel the 15 Celsius temperatures parts of Scotland enjoyed last week.
This morning Scots woke up to a cold and frosty start with temperatures as low as -2 Celsius in the borders, according to the Met Office.
The Met Office expects overnight frosts to continue as the Highlands saw a chilly low of -4 Celsius last night.
Next week, winds from the north and northwest will keep up the cold weather that will hit higher ground as snow.
Met Office’s forecast for Wednesday and Thursday mentions wintry weather: “Settled with fog in the southeast at first. Rain spreading south, with sunshine and blustery showers following, wintry in the north.
As for Friday, the Met Office predicts “unsettled weather” in the form of cloud, rain and strong winds as some rain will become “snow on higher ground in the north.”
The weather this weekend will be cold and made worse by coastal gales, says the forecaster: “Feeling rather cold, accentuated by strong winds with coastal gales possible in the northwest.
“As the period continues winds will be typically from the north and northwest allowing cold conditions to persist.
“High pressure is likely to sit to the south or southwest of the UK, so rain and showers are more likely in the north, these could be wintry on high ground and perhaps at lower levels at times.
“Likely drier at times in the south and rather cold at times, with overnight frost likely.”
As for those thinking about December and pre-Christmas weather, the long range forecast for December states: “Temperatures will be varied overall with longer mild spells being punctuated by shorter colder spells, with some wintry weather also possible with a risk of snow and ice in the north.”
Met Office UK five-day weather forecast
Many places dry with plenty of sunshine after a cold start. A few showers affecting east and southeast coasts of England. Turning milder and cloudier across northern Scotland with a little light rain or drizzle in places.
Increasingly cloudy in the north with a few spots of light rain or drizzle. Clear skies in the south allowing a widespread frost and a few fog patches to form.
Cloud in the north will spread further south across the UK, with a little drizzle on coasts and hills. Sunnier skies probably persisting across southern England.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Settled with fog in the southeast at first. Rain spreading south, with sunshine and blustery showers following, wintry in the north. Unsettled for most on Friday, wintery in the north.
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