Jet stream drags Arctic chill towards Britain
After Storm Brian lashed the UK shores last weekend, the country is set to experience its first frost of the season as temperatures could fall as low as -4C in some areas on Sunday night, the Met Office announced today.
The Weather Channel has forecasted that a ‘polar blast’ will cover most of Britain this weekend dropping temperatures dramatically. From tomorrow, there will be a cold start and through the day high pressure will lead to largely dry and settled conditions with spells of sunshine, with winds being mostly light.
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Saturday, however, will be cloudier with patches of rain expected for western and northern areas.
Talking about the forecast of Sunday, Met Office forecaster Oli Claydon told MailOnline: “As we go into Saturday evening and night, the wind will be picking up in the far north of Scotland thanks to low pressure that’s going up over the North Sea, but that will calm down pretty quickly on Sunday.”
“There’s a high pressure system out to the west of us, and low pressure to the east of us, and they’re working together to move warm and cold air around… The first widespread frost will be Sunday into Monday. In far north isolated spots, we could get down to -4C,” Claydon added.
Forecaster Katie Greening of The Weather Channel also said that the weather was set to get noticeably colder because of the jet stream dragging cooler air from the far north: “The jet stream will be shifted northwards over Greenland and Iceland before diving over the North Sea into central to eastern Europe.A low pressure cell, picked up by the jet stream, will merge with another area of low pressure over the Arctic and bring a cool Polar maritime air flow into Europe.”