UK weather forecast: Bitter new band of weather sweeps in sending mercury plunging to -2C

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According to graphs, temperatures will plummet towards the end of next week due to a bitter band of weather sweeping across the UK. Such are the bitter conditions, parts of Yorkshire and Wales will see a national low of -2C next Friday. For the south coast and southwest of England, the mercury will remain at -1C on Friday morning.

The Midlands and London will also see the mercury fall to -1C on Friday morning, WXCharts states.

Scotland will experience slightly warmer conditions with large parts of the country seeing the mercury remain at 1C.

These cold conditions will remain throughout the day as the country is blanketed in a January freeze.

Due to these cold conditions, parts of south and eastern England will see temperature levels approaching -8C below what is expected.

The Midlands too will see temperatures -8C below what is expected next Friday.

In the north, anomaly charts show levels between -4C to -6C for January.

The Met Office has also warned some areas may experience frost and fog for the period between January 20-29.

Its long-range forecast read: “Largely dry with clear spells on Thursday.

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“A risk of scattered showers in the east, while looking cloudier in the north later with light rain.

“Towards the end of the week, it is likely to be cloudier with light rain at times in the far north.

“For the rest of the period high pressure is likely to dominate, particularly in the south, resulting in drier and more settled weather with the possibility of overnight frost and fog which may linger through the day.

“Any unsettled weather is likely to be in the north and northwest with a risk of a few showers but otherwise predominately dry.

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“Windy in the north at times.”

According to forecasters, temperatures are expected to fall on Wednesday.

The arrival of cold temperatures will remain until January 27.

Following that period, the Met Office states for the period between January 30 to February 13: “High pressure is expected to remain dominant across the UK.

“This leads to generally settled conditions prevailing, resulting in an increased likelihood of overnight frost and fog which may linger in places, otherwise bright or sunny spells.

“Into February outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely at times across the far north, whereas settled conditions are likely to persist in the south.

“Temperatures are looking to be slightly above average, particularly in the north however some colder interludes remain likely, bringing a risk of occasional snow, most likely over northern hills.”

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