The UK is set to be battered with snow, sleet, and winds of up to 50mph this weekend according to reports, as an ‘Arctic blast’ hits the country.
The Met Office has warned that temperature’s could fall as low as -3°C overnight on Saturday, and has put yellow warnings for snow and wind across parts of the country.
Heavy snow is expected to fall in Scotland and Ireland with a lighter dusting headed for England.
Meteorologist Alex Deakin warned of possible disruptions to transport over the weekend as the bad weather hits with gales predicted to reach 50mph.
It is believed rain, sleet and hill snow will continue on through Sunday as well.
“Wherever you are, you’ll notice that wind because of its direction coming down from the north bringing that Arctic wind right across the country,” he said.
And while the sun is expected to show its face, it won’t shine strongly enough to dispel the chill.
“We will see some sunshine but don’t be fooled. It will still feel cold with those winds creating a blustery feel,” he added.
Cold air is forecast to remain for the next seven days – with the chances of snow falling present throughout the week.
Scotland will see up to 13 inches of snow fall, while up to four inches are expected in the north of England.
The freezing weekend follows a brief warmer respite, after temperatures dropped as low as -10°C earlier in the week, with snow falling heavily on Tuesday.
But while the temperature rose significantly towards the end of the week – reaching as high as 10°C in London – the warm snap will only be short lived.
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