BBC Weather: Wintry Arctic blast grips UK as weekend temperatures plunge towards freezing

The UK will face a dramatic drop in temperatures this weekend, according to the latest BBC Weather forecast. BBC meteorologist Ben Rich warned BBC Breakfast viewers this weekend “will feel quite cold” as temperatures struggle across the country with “cloud streaming in from the north”. This comes after new figures revealed that Storm Alex brought enough rain earlier this month to fill the entire Loch Ness.

Ben Rich told BBC Breakfast viewers: “It is not a bad looking weekend, it won’t disrupt too many plans – but it will be quite cloudy and cold.

“Temperatures are not particularly inspiring on Saturday, ranging from 9C to 13C.

“There will then be a lot of cloud streaming in from the north overnight.

“Temperatures around 5C to 8C on Sunday morning, although some spots in Scotland particularly will get quite close to freezing.”

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He said that Sunday will also be “another cloudy day” although a frontal system will bring in some patches of rain.

Mr Rich added: “The winds will be very light, but those temperatures will still struggle, particularly the further north you are.

“For Shetlands, temperatures might not get higher than 5C or 6C.

“This comes ahead of quite a big change as we head into next week. It will turn much more unsettled on Monday.

“We have low pressure pushing up from the southwest and another low pressure front pushing from the northwest.

“That is a recipe for more cloud and outbreaks of rain. Monday will also be quite a windy day, with the wind coming up from the south which could mean it will feel warmer.”

He pointed out to host Naga Munchetty that while “it hasn’t felt that cold in October yet, it is going to feel quite cool this weekend”.

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Mr Rich said that temperatures will be a bit below average today but that next week, temperatures like the 17C expected in the south is a above the October average.

Overall temperatures will struggle to get into double digits today and tomorrow, with thermometers dropping as low as 5C in some parts of the country.

The Met Office has also warned of rain and frost over the coming week due to “nagging” winds.

There are currently three flood alerts in place, at River Evenlode, River Ray and the Tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.

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