BBC Weather: Britain facing ‘coldest spell of winter’ as temperatures set to plunge

BBC Weather: UK set for ‘coldest spell of winter so far’

BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor stated that easterly winds from Europe will see temperatures drop as low as minus seven degrees. The meteorologist also highlighted an amber warning from the Met Office for snow in Scotland.

Mr Taylor said: “This weekend we head our way into the coldest spell of winter so far for many of you.

“There is going to be some snow around as well.

“An area of low pressure across Scotland will move southwards through the next few days.

“In doing so we open the door to easterly winds coming in from northern Europe.

“With the wind in place by Monday, it is going to feel close to -6 or -7 in the easterly parts of the country.

“The main risk of snow is actually in the far north of Scotland.

“There is a Met Office amber warning in place.”

The Environment Agency also has almost 40 of its second-most-severe flood warnings in place, while it has issued more than 130 less-severe flood alerts.

UK Weather: Amber warning issued for snow

Mr Taylor also stated that the UK will see showers on Friday evening and potentially ice on Saturday morning.

He said: “Into this evening and overnight rain showers across England and Scotland.

“The rain will increasingly turn to snow in eastern Scotland.

“The temperatures are starting to drop away, only a few degrees above freezing.

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“There could also be some ice around on Saturday.”

Mark Sidaway, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, also warned of snow across Scotland this weekend.

He said: “Into the weekend, snow will continue across much of Scotland, and is likely to increasingly fall to low levels before beginning to move south into northern and eastern England.

“We are likely to see some very large accumulations across higher parts of Scotland especially, with strong winds leading to significant drifting and blizzard conditions at times.”

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