UK weather forecast: Hail and thunder to thrash the UK as Storm Brendan remnants continue

Weather forecasters have predicted temperatures to plunge zero degrees across large parts of the country this weekend as the remnants of Storm Brendan are felt in some areas. Thunder and hail could strike parts of the UK, with heavy rain likely to continue as well.

Storm Brendan battered Britain this week causing flooding, travel chaos and roofs to be ripped off buildings.

The severe weather led to problems across the country, particularly in Ireland and Scotland where trees were brought down and ferry sailings cancelled.

Tens of thousands of people experienced power outages as a result of the storm.

Wind gusts of up to 121mph were recorded at Cairngorm National Park in the Highlands.

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Ms Willetts said: “The low pressure is starting to pull away to the north, but it will transfer the windiest weather, westerly gales into the north-west of Scotland blowing in showers into the early hours and into Friday.

“A frosty start for northern Ireland, possibility of some ice here and nowhere really exempt from the risk of showers through Friday, sleet and snow on the hills in the north [of Scotland].

“There could be hail and thunder just about anywhere, winds as well, and it will feel chillier.

“Temperatures will be down on lows [on Thursday] but there will be some good spells of sunshine in between those showers, which will gradually fade then through Friday night and then into Saturday and then we see a big change in our weather.

“We say goodbye to low pressures that have plagued us all week with stormy weather.

“And instead we build an intense area of high pressure, so it becomes drier, we will see much more sunshine but we will have some cold nights.

“Widespread frost Saturday morning, lighter winds on the whole but still quite a chilly one for the north-west of Scotland and still a few showers to contend with here.

“But elsewhere lots of dry quite sunny weather, obviously temperatures won’t be as high, it’s a frosty start, so it will feel quite chilly but with the lighter wind regime that will compensate and it’s almost a repeat performance then as we go into Sunday.

“And we may well start to pick up some fog as well by morning.”

A weather map from WXCharts shows parts of Britain will see temperatures plunge to wintry weather.

There will be sub-zero temperatures in some areas with biting gales hitting parts of the UK.

The chart shows temperatures dropping to zero degrees across most of the country on Saturday and Sunday around midday.

Northwestern regions of Scotland will also see snowfall over the weekend.

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