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London could be hit with freezing rain this weekend

by LLB Reporter
11th Feb 21 3:50 pm

The Met Office have issued a series of weather warnings of a risk of freezing rain and ice over the weekend.

London hit temperatures of -5C overnight, and Thursday night will see another “freezing night,” but not as cold as Wednesday night.

Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, told Metro.co.uk, “It will be another freezing night tonight, but probably not quite as chilly.

“Generally speaking for the South East it’s a drier spell.

“The main focus for any snow is now in Eastern Scotland over the next couple of days. In the South East there will even be some brightness at times, but there’s a bit of a change coming as we move through the weekend.

“It will probably stay dry through Saturday, but on Sunday there’s a front moving in from the west which will bring the change to milder conditions which we will see through next week.

“There might be the odd flurry of snow but there’s a greater risk of freezing rain come Sunday afternoon, which the uncertainty is still high around.

“There may be some ice warnings issued for Sunday, so keep an eye out for that. ‘But the main risk for the South East will be rain as we go through Sunday afternoon into the evening.

“From Monday we’re heading into a milder airmass so anything following from that will certainly be as rain.”

Last night the UK was hit with an “extreme freeze” overnight as temperatures plunged to -22.9C, the coldest in 25-years.

Braemar, Aberdeenshire saw the mercury plummet to -22.9C, which is the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995.

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor said, “Temperatures are just above freezing and it is going to feel cold in that particular wind in the west.

“There will be more cloud tonight in western areas and Northern Ireland could see some snow into tonight and tomorrow morning.

“Snow showers return to the likes of Aberdeenshire, Angus and Fife.

“Temperatures will be down to -10 in some spots, particularly in parts of north-west Scotland.”

“As we go into tomorrow snow showers will return to those areas that have been hit by the snow of late.”

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