UK weather forecast: Temperatures PLUNGE below freezing as brisk winds bring -2C

BRITAIN will be struck by freezing temperatures as winds bring chilly conditions to most parts of the country.

PUBLISHED: 05:05, Thu, Oct 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:05, Thu, Oct 15, 2020

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North-easterly winds will bring bitter temperatures but some sunny spells will brace the UK. Rain and frost is also forecast to hit the country due to the “nagging” winds.

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The Met Office has said there will be “significant changes” to Britain’s weather next week.

Aidan McGivern, Met Office Meteorologist, said: “Significant changes in the weather are on the way from Monday so let’s focus on the first four days for now because that’s relatively straight forward.”

Thursday morning is expected to bring a chilly start.

The Met Office said: “Thursday looks like a dry, bright and chilly day for most.”

UK weather forecast mapBritain will be struck by freezing temperatures as winds bring chilly conditions (Image: WXCHARTS)

But there will be some showers as the week draws to an end.

Mr McGivern said: “A few showers around yes but also plenty of bright days and chilly nights heading into the weekend.”

He added that “high pressure is in charge” this week bringing cloud and frost.

He said: “At the moment that high pressure centres to the north of the UK.

READ MORE: BBC weather: Thunderstorm showers and Arctic winds strike on Europe

UK weather forecast mapInto Thursday evening, temperatures are set to drop dramatically (Image: WXCHARTS)

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