UK weather forecast: Bitter cold front to freeze Britain with ice storms ALL weekend

Low pressure will sweep upwards from France over the next few days, bring heaving downpours and cold temperatures with it. Net Weather forecaster Jo Farrow warned of miserable conditions and potential flooding  She said: “A low pressure over northern France is throwing rain over southern England this morning and will bring brisk northerly winds as it moves eastwards. 

“Elsewhere it has been another cold start with bright even sunny skies away from the frontal cloud in the south. 

“There are just a few showers from the far north west, wintry over the Scottish mountains but there will be a lot of fair weather today away from this southern rain.

“So miserable conditions this morning over Hampshire, Devon and Dorset with surface water flooding. 

“The rain will clear from south west Britain this morning as the strong cold winds pick up. 

“There will be gales by lunchtime for the Channel Islands. Wet this afternoon for south east England as the rain moves over more of Greater London with a cold wind picking up for East Anglia too.”

Ms Farrow added that temperatures will also plummet. 

She said: “Temperatures on Friday afternoon of 4 to 8C across the UK, so still a nip in the air.

“Tonight, the rain will clear from the Thames estuary and Kent this evening as an occluded front moves in from the west, a distinct but showery band of rain. 

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Forecaster Meteogroup has also predicted heavy downpours over the weekend. 

They said: “After a cold and frosty start for many, it will be dry with spells of sunshine. However there is a risk of showers in western areas, especially in south Wales and south-west England. Northern and western Scotland will be mostly cloudy. 

“In the evening it will be dry with clear spells for most. However there will be patchy cloud and scattered showers in north-west Scotland, often wintry, especially over hills. 

“Through the night a widespread frost will develop in the east. Cloudy in the west with patchy rain in Northern Ireland.

“Saturday will be grey but mostly dry in England and Wales although there will be patchy rain later in north-western. Rain in Scotland and Northern Ireland, heavy later. 

“Strengthening southerly winds. On Sunday, once any early rain clears, it will be bright with scattered showers.”

The Met Office also issued fog and coastal gales this weekend.

It said: “Saturday will be rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain, this heavy and persistent over western hills. Windy increasing with coastal gales in west.

“Early rain clearing to sunshine and showers on Sunday, before further spells of wet and windy weather arrive for most through Monday. 

“Windy with temperatures mainly near the seasonal average.|

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