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Winter is coming: temperatures are set to plunge to -2C next week

There could even be snow in some parts of the UK

Written by
Faima Bakar

Long gone are the balmy summer days as we head into winter (this year, it seems we’re skipping autumn). And next week you should prepare for freezing weather as the Met Office has warned that temperatures could plunge to -2C.

You might have already started feeling the cold as the drop in temperatures began on Monday (yesterday). That’s now set to continue through the week.

In parts of Tydrum, Scotland, temperatures dropped as low as -0.2C and could hit -4C in remote areas early next week. There could even be snowfall in higher parts of Northern Ireland.

Moving south, northern England and other parts of Scotland are expected to see heavy rainfall. Once the bad weather clears, we may see more autumnal weather. 

Alexander Burkill, of the Met Office, said: ’Temperatures will be a little below average for the time of year with highs for most in the mid-teens Celsius, although some chillier spots in the north may stay in single figures. Monday night into Tuesday was the coldest when temperatures in prone rural spots dipped a little below freezing, around -2C.

’Thereafter there will be a gradually rise in temperatures but it will still feel more like autumn than of late due to brisk winds and some showers too.’

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