This evening temperatures are to plummet as the Beast from the East returns with a polar blast to sweep across the UK.
NetWeather’s senior forecaster Nick Finnis said, “A cold front will sweep eastwards today, bringing rain followed by winds turning northerly briefly tomorrow, bringing much colder conditions than of late with wintry showers in the north.
“Cloudy, windy, wet and turning milder on Friday.
“The weekend is looking mild and breezy, cloudier with chance of rain or showers in the north, but southern areas are looking mostly dry and brighter.”
Winds will pick up pace this evening particularly in Scotland, North West England and Wales.
Finnis added, “The wind will drive showers southwards across northern then central areas through the night.
“And as much colder air digs south in the north, showers turning wintry over Scotland, with snow over the hills.
“Southern areas of England and Wales staying mostly dry with clear spells and chillier than recent nights.”
Northern parts of the UK will see temperatures plummet to below zero, with Scotland seeing temperatures of -2C this evening, but the windchill will feel more like -4C.
Finnis said, “A cloudy, windy but milder day on Friday, with outbreaks of rain spreading east across most areas.
“Rain easing across SW England and Wales in the afternoon, rain perhaps heavy and persistent across western Scotland.
“Temperatures returning back to double figures for most, reaching 10-13C.”