BBC Weather: Scandinavian blast unleashes weekend freeze as temperatures drop close to -5C

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The latest BBC weather forecast shows frost and fog dominate the UK this morning before milder air drifts north across the country. BBC meteorologist Louise Lear suggested that a cold snap will strike the UK in the next week following a brief spell of mild temperatures. This comes as temperatures overnight plunged close to -5C, with -4.6C recorded in Aboyne, Scotland.

Ms Lear said: “There is some frost and fog around this weekend but for most of us it will be mild and cloudy.

“We are sandwiched, slap-bang, in the middle of an area of low pressure out in the Atlantic and high pressure off into Scandinavia.

“These weak weather fronts are driving in milder air as the wind direction changes to a southwesterly.

“It is a light breeze. Those weak weather fronts are producing some showery rain, moving into Wales and the Midlands.”

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She continued: “But, we also have clearer skies, and a cold and frosty start in Northern Ireland, northern England, and parts of Scotland.

“That is where the best of the sunshine will be as we go through the day.

“The rest of the UK slowly patches over as the rain and cloud drifts north.

“This means it will be around 5C in the north this afternoon, and much milder further south, with double figures returning.

“Overnight and into Sunday, the far north of Scotland could see temperatures dip below freezing while for the rest of the UK it will be mild, misty and cloudy.

“As we move out of Sunday into Monday, we have high pressure starting to build from the south-west.

“That weather front will start to bring some outbreaks of rain but it will change the wind direction once again, to a northernly wind, which means temperatures will start to get cooler if you look ahead next week.”

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The chilling weather next week is set to be accompanied by heavy snowfall, which is expected to hit Scotland and parts of Northern England.

Charts from Netweather show snowfall is expected from December 3, lasting for over a week.

The latest weather map shows there is currently a 100 percent risk of snow in parts of Scotland at 6am on Thursday 3.

While just 5cm is expected to start with, heavier snow showers are forecast on Sunday December 6, with up to 10cm.

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