SNOW, strong gales and heavy downpours are expected to strike the UK in the next 48 hours as temperatures dip to freezing.
Britain is bracing for a big freeze this weekend – with snow expected in Scotland and parts of northern England at the beginning of next week.
Forecasters have warned low pressure from the Atlantic will bring snow and freezing temperatures over the weekend and into the beginning of next week.
The UK was blighted with fog this morning – which is set to lift over the course of the day.
Temperatures will be largely mild on Saturday afternoon, with highs of nine degrees and lows of six, but will fall later.
Another band of rain moving across the country on Saturday night will bring showers to Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the west of England on Sunday morning.
Rain will also move eastward bringing heavy showers to the north and south west of England.
As the low pressure mixes with temperatures dipping below freezing in parts of Scotland, snow is expected to fall.
This weekend is expected to feel particularly freezing due to the cold front sweeping around southern parts of Britain.
Snow is most likely to fall on the lower grounds of Scotland's northwest and the peaks of the north.
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"Various low centres develop near to Iceland and southern Greenland, throwing frontal rain and colder air down over the UK on Sunday
"A secondary low develops during Monday heading out into the North Sea for the start of Tuesday and this has had some interest.
"Next week really will be quite different; windy, unsettled, rain or hill snow on showers whizzing in from the west."
Conditions will also be made worse across the country by strong winds throughout the weekend.
Monday will also bring unsettled conditions, including strong winds and rain across the country.
Later in the week, the heaviest rain is likely to hit western areas, with more snow possible across hills in the north.
Temperatures are set to stay cold to mild, with continuing winds reducing the changes of overnight frosts and fog.
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