UK weather today LIVE: -5C freeze hits Britain amid latest forecasts for ‘snow blitz’

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Weather forecasters predict a “grey and murky” day to wrap up the weekend with parts of the UK waking up to freezing temperatures. The Met Office expects parts of the north to see clearer skies after a dull and cloudy Saturday, while further up north in Scotland conditions will remain frosty. Forecasts have also called for snow next week with plunging temperatures and a ‘five-day snow blitz’ from Thursday, December 3.

KEY POINTS

  • A frosty start to the day with temperatures of -5C recorded in Scotland
  • Another dull and cloudy day ahead with forecasts of hill fog
  • Possible snow around the corner with forecasts predicting a “five-day snow blitz”

Temperatures have plunged today in what looks to be a freezing start to the month.

Freezing temperatures were recorded in Aboyne today at -5C and in Dundee at -1C.

Further down south conditions are milder with York waking up to 5C, Nottingham at 8C and Swansea at a much more pleasant 12C.

According to the Met Office, conditions will remain dreary today, with occasional showers in the north-west.

The forecaster said: “Dull, grey and misty for many, although sunny spells across north-eastern Scotland and also some sunshine possible over parts of west Wales and southwest England. Rain into far north-west later.”

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8.35am update: Outbreaks of rain and scattered showers tonight

Heading into tonight, it will remain a dreary and misty day for most of England and Wales.

The Met Office said: “Rain moving south and east across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the night.”

And going into Monday: “Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over western hills, moving south across the UK.

“Clearer, brighter weather to follow across Scotland and later northern England, with scattered showers in east.”

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