Bank Holiday 'Big Freeze' mapped – as Spring put on hold for Brits


The Met Office has forecast “Arctic winds” and heavy showers in much of the UK on Saturday.

The agency warned: “Temperatures will really struggle on Sunday with maximum temperatures in low single figures.

“Add the wind chill and it will feel bitterly cold!”

There is a risk of a wintery frost overnight in Scotland, with Dumfries, Galloway, and Lothian turning cold but mostly sunny.

“Temperatures will really struggle on Sunday with maximum temperatures in low single figures”

Met Office

Manchester will also see “early morning” frosts and even some snow on the hills, the Met Office reported.

Meanwhile, Hull and other parts of eastern England could be subjected to gale force winds on the coast.

And in a particularly sombre weather forecast for the Welsh, exposed areas could feel as bitterly cold as -3C thanks to the wind chill effect.

Cardiff is forecast to see the lowest temperatures in Wales over the bank holiday weekend.

The East Midlands, including Leicester, will be battered by rain showers throughout the Bank Holiday weekend and could also see frost.

But the West Midlands has one of the better outlooks compared to the rest of the country, so if you’re in Birmingham expect some sunshine with highs of a rather underwhelming 11C.

London and the south east, often the warmest part of the UK, will not escape the frosts either.

And if you’re in the capital you might want to wear a raincoat too, because showers are forecast on Saturday.

But holiday hotspot Cornwall will experience a sunny Sunday with highs of up to 17C — so there’s a silver lining.


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