Published on : Friday, December 3, 2021
Britain was battered by Storm Arwen last weekend, with temperatures plunging well below zero and several centimetres of snow smothering large parts of the country.
The mercury has picked up slightly since then, moving into positive territory to instil hope Britons have seen the last of the bitterly cold snap that has triggered chaos over recent days. But the latest temperature maps show minimum temperatures plunging below freezing throughout most of the UK on Thursday evening, and even plummeting to as low as -9C in North West Scotland.
The weather maps turn icy blue heading into the early hours of Friday, with that bitterly cold -9C remaining in the place north of the border, disappearing before reappearing in the evening.
The temperatures do pick slightly throughout much of Friday with Britain once again moving into positive territory, with a low of 1 degree C in Central Scotland and 3 degree C in Northern England.
But the return of the dreaded icy blue UK map quickly makes a return by early evening, with an area of Central Scotland plummeting to a low of -4 degree C.
Minimum temperatures are forecast to remain relatively stable throughout the early part of the weekend but on Sunday, the Arctic freeze will once again grip the nation.
The mercury could also plunge to as low as -2C in Northern England later that night, and below zero throughout the UK, except for the South East.
This freezing air will trigger snow, with 4cm falling in North West Scotland on Thursday with the latest weather maps showing nearly all of the country under threat.
The threat continues into Thursday and spreads southwards into Northern England and towards the North West – a trend forecast to remain in place for much of Friday as well.
But during Saturday morning, 9cm of snow is set to snow in an area of Eastern Scotland, with 5cm in a North West region and 4cm in a central part of the country.