Brits are set for a mild weekend with bright spells and a sunny Remembrance Sunday but the countdown is on for snow and an Arctic blast which is now only days away.
It has been an unseasonably mild start to November so far with temperatures hitting 14C this week and there is set to be more on the way throughout the weekend and into the start of next week.
People heading out on Saturday and Sunday can again expect temperatures to reach the mid-teens and there is a good chance of sun on Remembrance Sunday.
The warmer temperatures are not going to last though and maps from WXCharts show a front bringing snow heading towards the UK and it will hit Scotland first by the middle of next week.
Latest maps show that snow could well land on the northwest of Scotland by November 17, reported the Express.
Then from there the colder temperatures take a hold and the chances of snow across Scotland in the following days is around 50% while snow is a likely threat for the rest of November.
It won’t just stay north of the border either as by November 23 there is likely to be a carpet of snow over Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern England.
And the following day the WXCharts show that South East of the UK also could have snow fall
The agency predicted that temperatures could fall to fall to between -7C and -11C that week.
“The threat for snow between November 17-22 looks to be around normal for the time of the year, which is any accumulating snow is likely to occur in the higher elevations of northern England and Scotland,” Tyler Ros, AccuWeather meteorologist told the Express.
“We do have to watch a cold snap that appears to move into eastern Europe early next week.
“If this bleeds westward towards the UK (with the core of the cold remaining in eastern Europe), then the temperatures will be near to slightly below normal during this stretch.”
Before that though the weekend is expected to be better than typical for mid November.
BBC Weather’s Tomasz Schafernaker said: “Some sunny spells but generally speaking there is a large amount of cloud on the way. It is going to be mild and a particularly mild morning, way above the average for the time of the year.
“Sunshine developing across central parts of the UK and some areas being quite sunny but either side of that in the east and the west a fair bit of cloud, really mild 14C in the south around 12-13C in the north.”
Similarly on Sunday it is a sunny outlook for most of the country.
“For the vast majority of us a dry day and again sunny spells possible almost anywhere on Remembrance Sunday, added Mr Schafernaker.
Met Office five-day weather forecast
Patchy rain in the east, else most places will be dry. Cloud breaking to allow sunny spells in places, mainly across central and southern Scotland, Wales and western England. Northern Ireland and western Scotland clouding over later with some drizzle.
Low cloud affecting both eastern and western areas with some drizzle in places. Clearer skies across central parts, allowing it to turn chilly some grass frost and some fog patches.
Fog patches slowly clearing. Low cloud in the east breaking to allow some sunny spells during the afternoon, though also a few showers. Wet and windy in the far northwest.
Monday to Wednesday
Changeable in the north with occasional rail followed by sunshine and showers, accompanied by strong winds at times. Drier further south but often cloudy with patchy morning fog.