The mercury is expected to drop to -7°C on Sunday in the UK, with several areas warning of flooding.
A METEOROLOGIST has warned that temperatures could drop to as low as -7°C on Sunday, with flood warnings in place in several areas.
The UK will have a milder start to the week, but temperatures will drop as Brits prepare for a sub-zero Sunday.
Despite a milder start, meteorologists predict that rain will fall in parts of the UK.
“Mostly cloudy with some rain or drizzle at times, particularly in the northwest where some heavier rain is likely,” according to the Met Office’s forecast for Monday.
“Much milder than recently, with some strong winds in the far north,” says the forecaster.
“This week will start off with a front crossing the UK from late Sunday evening into Tuesday,” Accuweather meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer added.
“Rain and showers are expected across the region, with light snow showers in the Scottish Highlands.”
“Throughout this week, the lowest temperature is expected to occur Sunday night in Scotland,” Ms Smithmyer predicted.
“Altitudes like Cairngorm Summit and Ben More Assynt are expected to drop to -7C Sunday night.”
This will come after milder temperatures earlier this week, which were felt in Scotland as well.
Ms Smithmyer even predicted that temperatures in Edinburgh could reach 10 degrees Celsius on Monday, which would be 4 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year.
“The weather pattern will be generally calm in comparison to the previous week once high pressure shifts into the region,” the Accuweather meteorologist concluded.
Flood warnings are still in effect due to expected rainfall.
Mid Bristol Avon, Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries, River Severn in Shropshire, Severn Vyrnwy confluence, South East Somerset Rivers at Upper Reaches, Tern and Perry catchments, tidal Rivers at Bure, Ante and Thurne, Upper River Ouse, and West Somerset Streams are among the areas affected.
In some parts of Scotland, hill snow is expected.
“A continuation of largely settled conditions is most likely as we head into the middle of January, with high pressure in charge across the south of the country,” the Met Office added, looking ahead to the rest of the month.
“The majority of the country will be dry, with any rain and stronger winds likely to be confined to the north.”
“The settled weather will bring widespread overnight frost as well as fog patches, which can be very cold.”
“With fog, the amount of sunshine is uncertain.
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