UK weather forecast: Another day of sunshine across the UK before Arctic blast and snow hit Britain this weekend

AFTER a frosty start, the UK is set for another day of glorious sunshine before snow hits eastern parts of the country on Thursday.

While it is expected to be another fine, sunny day temperatures are due to be slightly down from yesterday.

 Another day of sunshine for the UK before snow sets in over the weekend

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Another day of sunshine for the UK before snow sets in over the weekendCredit: PA:Press Association
 A weather map showing colder winds entering the UK
A weather map showing colder winds entering the UKCredit: MET Office

The late end of the week will see temperatures gradually fall until easterly coasts are hit by sleet, hail and potentially snow from a weather system coming in from the North Sea.

As we reach the weekend, frozen air from the Arctic is expected to move outwards across the country.

Single figures temperatures will be felt widely, and “almost anywhere” in the country snow showers will fall.

Night temperatures will drop to -4C in the southern half of the UK.

Clare Nasie, from the Met Office, said: “Yet again we will see a fine day across England and Wales but with subtle changes.

“The winds coming in from a cold north sea, high pressure is built quite strong across northern and central areas of Europe and we are inheriting that air and those conditions.

“So on Thursday, we are likely to see lower temperatures particularly towards the east for Manchester and even Leeds we could see a 15 or 16 [degrees].”

 Brits will see the last of the warm weather in the next few days before it turns cold

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Brits will see the last of the warm weather in the next few days before it turns cold
 Many have been out just once a day as advised by the government to get some exercise and walk their dogs

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Many have been out just once a day as advised by the government to get some exercise and walk their dogsCredit: PA:Press Association

The weather will become colder over the weekend as brisk northern winds bring cold air across Britain.

Showers will arrive in the extreme north extending down the eastern part of the UK on Saturday, becoming wintry.

The north of the UK will be cloudy with patchy light rain.

The rain will slowly drift south replaced the sunny days with frosty nights.

This is unfortunate news for the Brits who have been taking advantage of the good weather while in lockdown.

People have been exercising in parks and in public spaces while working from home over the last week.

 Many parts of Britain saw a frost last night as temperatures dipped below zero

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Many parts of Britain saw a frost last night as temperatures dipped below zeroCredit: Rex Features
 Hail, sleet and snow expected across the UK this weekend
Hail, sleet and snow expected across the UK this weekendCredit: Alamy Live News
UK forecast for the weekend March 27th – 29th as the country heads for a chilly end to the week


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