5pm UK weather news LIVE: Next month could be hottest September ever as today set to be ‘colder than Xmas’

TODAY’S chilly Bank Holiday Monday could see the coldest maximum temperatures on record, the Met Office has said.

Temperatures are set to remain in the teens across the country and could struggle to reach double figures in parts.

The sudden cold spell will descend because of a 500 mile-wide freak “polar plunge”

In some areas temperatures plunged to zero overnight.

The mercury dropped to just 0.6c in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire last night.

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