Enjoy the mild weather while it lasts!

Strong gales will batter Britain next week after a short, mild respite from bitterly cold temperatures.

Winds of nearly 60mph will hammer the whole of the UK next Wednesday after the mercury rises to more comfortable conditions from tomorrow.

Parts of northern England and Scotland have been blanketed in snow in the past few days. 

But wintry scenes could melt away when mild temperatures return from this afternoon — bringing with them more cloud and a possibility of rain for much of England, and Northern Ireland and Scotland.

A steam train chugs along the North York Moors Railway line as it heads towards Pickering, North Yorkshire, surrounded by fields of snow

A steam train chugs along the North York Moors Railway line as it heads towards Pickering, North Yorkshire, surrounded by fields of snow

Plumes of white smoke billow into the sky above the engine as it cross a bridge on its way to Pickering from Goathland near Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Plumes of white smoke billow into the sky above the engine as it cross a bridge on its way to Pickering from Goathland near Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Walkers make the most of the what is left of the snow on the North York Moors. Milder temperatures are set to sweep across Britain, meaning a lot of the white stuff could be gone come Monday 

Walkers make the most of the what is left of the snow on the North York Moors. Milder temperatures are set to sweep across Britain, meaning a lot of the white stuff could be gone come Monday 

A grouse pokes it's head out of the thick snow on the North York Moors this morning

A grouse pokes it's head out of the thick snow on the North York Moors this morning

Glen Coe, in the Scottish highlands, pictured yesterday morning, was blanketed in thick snow and the white peaks are beautifully reflected in the lake below 

Glen Coe, in the Scottish highlands, pictured yesterday morning, was blanketed in thick snow and the white peaks are beautifully reflected in the lake below 

Britain is set for a mild respite from bitterly cold temperatures at the start of the new working week. But, after stormier conditions, colder conditions will return for next weekend 

Britain is set for a mild respite from bitterly cold temperatures at the start of the new working week. But, after stormier conditions, colder conditions will return for next weekend 

Milder conditions will continue into the beginning of the new working week, bringing bright spells but patches of cloud and drizzles on Monday and Tuesday

Milder conditions will continue into the beginning of the new working week, bringing bright spells but patches of cloud and drizzles on Monday and Tuesday

By Sunday morning an area of high pressure will have pushed warmer air across most of the UK, with the warmest spots being in the south.

Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell told MailOnline: 'It's going to be less cold than it has been.

'Temperatures will be up to double figures and most parts will see 10°C, London and the south will be warmest.' 

Milder conditions will continue into the beginning of the new working week, bringing bright spells but patches of cloud and drizzles on Monday and Tuesday. 

Residents and visitors enjoy a Saturday morning walk along the beach in Swanage, Dorset, as milder conditions return today and into the start of next week 

Residents and visitors enjoy a Saturday morning walk along the beach in Swanage, Dorset, as milder conditions return today and into the start of next week 

A man and two youngsters make the most of the calm conditions this morning in Swanage, Dorset. Winds of up to 60mph will sweep across much of Britain next Wednesday through to Thursday 

A man and two youngsters make the most of the calm conditions this morning in Swanage, Dorset. Winds of up to 60mph will sweep across much of Britain next Wednesday through to Thursday 

) Photographers wait for that special moment up on Peveril Point on an overcast day in Dorset

) Photographers wait for that special moment up on Peveril Point on an overcast day in Dorset

Saddleworth, near Manchester, is pictured with drips and drabs of snow still lingering on the streets and on the hill yesterday morning 

Saddleworth, near Manchester, is pictured with drips and drabs of snow still lingering on the streets and on the hill yesterday morning 

The Angel of the North's face hasn't escaped flurries of snow, as it stands high above fields that have been completely blanketed in white 

The Angel of the North's face

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