Weather forecast today – Fears of coldest Fireworks Night ON RECORD as UK hit by -3C winter blast and snow in Yorkshire

FIREWORKS Night could be the coldest on record with temperatures set to fall to as low as -3C in some areas.

It comes after Swaledale, one of the northernmost dales in Yorkshire Dales National Park, saw snow fall as Brits gear up for a freezing November.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have cut the odds on the coldest November 5 of this century to 3/1. Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: "Fireworks are going up but temperatures are coming down."

The big freeze is expected to ease by the weekend – but worse cold spells are due in an "early winter" later this month, ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of WeatherTrending said.

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  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: MISTY MORNING IN ISLEWORTH, WEST LONDON

  • Hana Carter

    COLDEST BONFIRE NIGHT 'IN YEARS'

    Bonfire Night will be the coldest in years – if predictions are correct.

    Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said the country could see its “coldest bonfire night” in recent years with the mercury set to remain at -1C heading into Thursday evening.

    He told the Mirror: “The coldest Bonfire Night in recent years is possible.

    “-3C on Thursday morning and -1C on Thursday night is expected in the South.

    “Wrap up warm for garden fireworks.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ANOTHER PICTURE OF A FOGGY WESTMINSTER BRIDGE

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE OVER HOUGHTON ON THE HILL, LEICESTERSHIRE

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: MORE ROADS FLOODED IN PUTNEY, SOUTH LONDON

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: PEOPLE WALK THROUGH THE GROUNDS OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

  • Joseph Gamp

    LONDON COVERED IN FOG ON THURSDAY MORNING

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: WESTMINSTER BRIDGE SHROUDED IN FOG

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE THURSDAY AFTERNOON FORECAST

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: RIVER THAMES FLOODS STREET IN PUTNEY, SOUTH WEST LONDON

  • Joseph Gamp

    SURFER RESCUED BY LIFEGUARD AFTER IMPALING LEG ON SURF BOARD DUE TO GIANT SWELL

    A surfer whose leg was impaled by part of her board has thanked lifeguards for saving her life.

    Robyn Jackson, 30, was catching some waves on her last trip before lockdown when a giant swell threw her off her board.

    The finn then wedged through her wetsuit and deep into her leg – leaving her in terrified and in agony.

    But her injuries were compounded when the board broke free and smacked her in the face.

    RNLI lifeguards at Harlyn Bay, Cornwall, hauled Robyn to safety before she was taken to the hospital for surgery on her leg. She is now continuing her recovery at home in Leeds.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: SUN RISES OVER HOUGHTON ON THE HILL, LEICESTERSHIRE

  • Joseph Gamp

    METEOGROUP WEATHER FORECAST FOR THURSDAY

    A cold start with early local patches of mist, fog and frost slow to clear this morning, the Meteogroup said in its latest report.

    It continued: “It will then be mostly dry and sunny but areas of cloud will linger across the north-west with a chance of drizzle or light rain. Mostly light to gentle westerly winds but these will be brisk to strong in the north.”

    Tonight will be dry and mostly clear,“with patches of mist and fog reforming”.

    It said” Overnight it will continue dry with lengthy clear skies but areas of thick cloud cover will build and there is a chance of drizzle across Scotland.

    “Mostly light to gentle westerly winds but locally brisk for coastal areas.”

  • Ben Hill

    STORM ETA

    Tropical Storm Eta pushed into Honduras on Wednesday after leaving behind a trail of destruction in Nicaragua, where it made landfall the day before as a Category Four hurricane.

    At least four people – two in Nicaragua and two in Honduras – were killed as Eta dumped heavy rain that unleashed widespread flooding and landslides, officials said.

    The US National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Eta had weakened to a tropical depression, but continued to warn of “life-threatening flash flooding” over portions of Central America.

    Honduras' emergency response commission COPECO said 3,000 people had been evacuated from their homes in the path of the storm.

  • Jon Rogers

    PICTURED: SETTING SUN

    The sun was a brilliant yellow as it set over Minster on Sea, Kent.

    Freeview TV transmitter masts at Blue Bell Hill in Kent set against this evening's setting sun.

    England will wake up on Thursday to the imposition of a second lockdown in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Jon Rogers

    COLDEST BONFIRE NIGHT 'IN YEARS'

    Bonfire Night will be the coldest in years – if predictions are correct.

    Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said the country could see its “coldest bonfire night” in recent years with the mercury set to remain at -1C heading into Thursday evening.

    He told the Mirror: “The coldest Bonfire Night in recent years is possible.

    “-3C on Thursday morning and -1C on Thursday night is expected in the South.

    “Wrap up warm for garden fireworks.”

  • Jon Rogers

    NORTH-SOUTH SPLIT FOR THURSDAY

    The UK will see a north-south split form on Thursday over the weather.

    The south will see a cold and frosty start to the day, according to the Met Office.

    While it will be cloudy in the north and western Scotland could see some drizzle about.

  • Jon Rogers

    'CRISP AND SUNNY' THURSDAY

    Thursday is set to be a “crisp and sunny” day once the frost and fog has cleared.

    The Met Office said that the south will have a fine day tomorrow.

    The north is expected to be cloudier but the north-east will see some sunshine.

  • Jon Rogers

    FOG TO HIT SOUTHERN ENGLAND TONIGHT

    Many parts of southern England are likely to see fog patches tonight which could last until Thursday morning.

    While south-west England is expected to stay fog free, southern England stretching up to the Midlands and East Anglia are likely to be affected, The Met Office has warned.

    It said: “Fog patches could be slow to clear on Thursday morning, particularly south of the M4.”

  • Jon Rogers

    BRITAIN SEES FIRST SNOW OF WINTER

    BRITAIN has seen the first snow of winter fall – as temperatures plunged to -3C overnight.

    Swaledale, one of the northernmost dales in Yorkshire Dales National Park, saw snow fall yesterday afternoon as Brits gear up for a freezing November.

    Leeds City Council also confirmed this morning that their staff had been gritting the streets overnight as the North of England saw freezing temperatures.

    The Met Office had not initially forecast snow to fall in the UK this week but warned of “chilly conditions” – with an icy wind making temperatures feel even colder in the North.

    Read more here.

  • Jon Rogers

    AT LEAST THREE DEAD AS STORM ETA CONTINUES TO BATTER NICARAGUA

    Storm Eta has left at least three people dead after it triggered landslides and widespread flooding.

    The storm had weakened from the Category 4 hurricane that battered the coast, but it was moving so slowly and dumping so much rain that much of Central America was on high alert.

    Inland, about 100 miles west of where Eta made landfall, two gold miners were killed when a mountainside unleashed tons of mud Tuesday morning. A third miner escaped the slide and sought help.

    A 12-year-old girl died in a mudslide in San Pedro Sula, the main population centre in northern Honduras, said Marvin Aparicio of Honduras emergency management agency.

  • Jon Rogers

    DRY AND CHILLY TONIGHT

    It will be dry and chilly for most places tonight, the Met Office has said.

    Cloudier in Northern Ireland and northern Scotland as rain arrives with brisk winds.

  • Ed Southgate

    COLD NIGHT AHEAD

    Brits are preparing for a cold night ahead after a sunny day across much of the nation.

    The Met Office forecast for tonight reads: “Turning cold under clear skies across central and southern parts with frost and fog patches. Cloudy and windy across Scotland with some light rain and drizzle, mainly in the northwest.”

  • Ed Southgate

    BRITS MAKE THE MOST OF SUNNY DORSET AHEAD OF LOCKDOWN

    Visitors and locals make the best of the glorious sunny weather at Lyme Regis, Dorset ahead of the four week coronavirus lockdown which begins tomorrow.

    Credit: Alamy

  • Ed Southgate

    SUNNY BUT COLD IN DUBLIN

    A woman wears sunglasses on a bright but cold day in Dublin's city centre.

    Credit: PA

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