Britain is preparing for a chilly weekend
BRITAIN is wrapping up for a chilly weekend as Polar winds push temperatures close to freezing in parts at night.
Remote areas of the country could wake to a touch of frost today as the mercury dips widely into low single figures.
Britons may however be hanging up their winter coats again next week with hints of a return to warmer weather.
This weekend promises mostly a mixed bag of sunshine, heavy showers and the odd rumble of thunder.
It will feel cooler than of late with the chance of a flake of snow over high ground in the north, according to the Met Office.
Spokeswoman Nicola Maxey warned thermometers will drop into low single figures over the next couple of nights.
However some bright spells could push the southerly spots into upper double figures, she added.
She said: “We are going into a Polar maritime airmass and it is going to feel chilly with some quite cold nights ahead.
“We could see a grass frost in the north and we are not ruling out a flake or two of snow over very high ground in Scotland.
Thermometers will drop into low single figures
“The general picture for this weekend will be sunshine and showers and the chance of thunder and some hail.
“It then looks like we go into another warming trend, the start of next week is looking more settled and it could feel quite pleasant in the sunshine.”
Temperatures will drop into single figures widely over the next couple of nights with around 15C (59F) forecast during the day.
Highs of 17C (62.6F) are possible in isolated parts of the south which manage to see a couple of hours of sunshine.
Ms Maxey added: “While there is still a risk of some heavy, thundery showers on Sunday it will be a better and brighter day.
“We could see temperatures creep into upper double figures in an isolated spot, but generally it is going to feel cooler.”
AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said tomorrow will bring the most widespread rainfall of the weekend.
Temperatures over the next two days will be slightly lower than average for the time of year, he added.
He said: “The wettest day going forward is likely Saturday.
“Afternoon highs will be at, or just a degree or so below, normal for the middle of September.
“A cool northerly wind will continue into Monday, adding a bit of a chill into the air.
“Through the rest of next week, showery periods are expected to continue in addition to the near-normal temperatures.”