BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns snow and sub-zero temperatures to freeze Britain

BBC Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood warned of freezing temperatures which will feel like -1 in Aberdeen. Britons will be hit with rain, snow and freezing temperatures in a “rollercoaster” weather cycle this week, according to forecasters. Ms Kirkwood said: “I mentioned there was snow in the forecast.

“We’ve had some snow across parts of Scotland across parts of the night and the forecast today is a cold one.

“We’ve got a cold wind with sunshine and showers.

“For a time today, we will also see some of those wintry showers across Scotland the Pennines on high ground.

“What’s happening is we’ve got a weather front sinking south and that’s allowing this cold northerly wind behind it.

“We do have some showers around this morning but high pressure is also building from the west over the course of today.”

She continued: “Many of the showers will tend to fade but there will be more sunshine around but look at those temperatures.

“In Aberdeen, it’s going to be 4C but when you add on the wind chill it will feel more like -1.

“The strong winds of today will ease and as you go through the course of the night the weather front coming in from the west will introduce thicker cloud and some rain.

“Temperatures will rise in the west compared to the east.”

Tom Morgan, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It’s going to be a bit of a rollercoaster next week with a spell of unsettled weather on the way.

“It will be fairly mild on Monday to Wednesday, especially in the southern regions, and will be a lot brighter and drier than what we’ve seen across the weekend, though rain will still come and go.

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“It’s a different story for the rest of the UK, which will be considerably colder and wetter, with up to 150mm of rainfall expected in mountainous regions of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.”

Mr Morgan advised people living in these areas to check the Met Office website in advance to take the necessary precautions for potential flooding which could bring delays to public transport and damage to buildings.

Mr Morgan added: “What we will see on Thursday is very windy and severe gales, and even some snow in the mountainous regions of Scotland which could make for very unpleasant conditions.

“The south of England could also become fairly frosty as a jet stream of low pressure begins to move down from Scandinavia dragging the temperature down to a high of 9C (48.2F).”

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