Weather forecast UK weekend – Sun and warmer temperatures in south but Met Office issues snow and ice warnings in north

The Met Office has issued snow and ice warnings for this weekendas the cold snap continues with temperatures hitting freezing.

The weekend will see a divide between the two halves of the UK, with Brits to see wintry showers up north and dry, sunny conditions in the south an unsettled day.

The Met Office tweeted: "The #4cast is looking #colder on Friday, especially for northern parts of the UK, with further #wintry showers for Scotland & Northern Ireland.

"Cloudier across central and some southern parts of England & Wales with some rain."

England saw its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.

And another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, according to The Weather Outlook.

The forecaster predicted in an update: "A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today.

"Areas to its north will be cold and bright, but wintry showers develop.

"The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions. In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow."

Follow all the latest news and updates in our live weather blog below…

  • Jon Rogers

    PUB GOERS HEADING TO BEER GARDENS ON MONDAY MAY FACE OUTBREAKS OF RAIN

    It's not good news for pub goers who fancy sinking a few pints in a pub's beer garden for the first time in months.

    The outlook for Monday is that it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain in many parts.

  • Jon Rogers

    ODDS CUT ON 100MPH WIND SPEED THIS WEEKEND IN THE UK

    Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 1-2 (from 5-4) on the wind speed hitting 100mph in the mainland UK this weekend.

    The firm makes it 4-5 for -10C or lower being recorded by the time the weekend is up, while it is 3-1 for this month to finish as the coldest April ever.

    "It is going to be an unsettled weekend and one in which we could see the wind speed reach as high as 100mph according to our betting," said Coral's John Hill.

    "We are expecting temperatures to drop to close to -10C over the next few days and as a result the odds on this month ending as the coldest April on record have been cut," added Hill.

  • Jon Rogers

    CAROL KIRKWOOD QUIPS: 'I'LL PROBABLY BE SACKED'

    BBC Breakfast's popular weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood joked this morning she would probably get the sack after disagreeing with her boss.

    The presenter made the tongue-in-cheek quip following a discussion about whether there can be different types of weather every day.

    BBC One show anchor Naga Munchetty said: "Our output producer said today that there can be no weather and I don’t think it’s true. I think there is always weather.

    "And he said there is a phenomenon where there is no weather."

    Carol, 58, was clearly in disagreement.

    She replied: "There’s always weather. There’s always going to be something; it’s going to be dry, it’s going to be wet, it’s going to be sunny."

    Carol continued with the forecast but stopped to surmise: "I’ll probably be sacked for that one."

    BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood says ‘I’ll probably be sacked’ mid-weather report after clash with boss

  • Jon Rogers

    MORE CLOUD ON SUNDAY BUT SUNNY SPELLS

    There'll be yet more cloud on Sunday but the end of the week will see some sunny spells.

    The Meteo Group said: "It will be bright on Sunday with sunny spells but patchy cloud will build and scattered showers will develop during the day, some of these wintry in nature."

    The forecaster has predicted mostly cloudy conditions for most of the country over the weekend.

  • Jon Rogers

    CLOUDY AND DAMP ON SATURDAY

    Most Brits can expect a cloudy and damp day tomorrow, according to the Meteo Group.

    In an update, the weather forecaster said: "Rather cloudy and damp across southern and south-eastern England with spells of rain and drizzle for much of the day.

    "There will be sunny spells further north, however patchy cloud cover will tend to build during the day and scattered showers will develop, some of these will be wintry in nature."

  • Jon Rogers

    CLOUD EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING

    There will be a cloudy end to Friday, the Meteo Group has forecast.

    The forecaster predicts cloud will cover much of Wales and southern and central parts with spots of drizzle.

    Brighter elsewhere with late sunny spells.

    Dry and clear for most overnight although cloud and drizzle will linger in the south and wintry showers will spread into northern Scotland.

  • Jon Rogers

    SECOND TROPICAL CYCLONE COULD BRING LANDSLIDES & FLOODS

     Indonesia's weather agency warned on Friday that a second tropical cyclone in the space of a week could trigger floods and landslides in more central areas after cyclone Seroja killed 163 people in eastern parts of the country.

    Rescuers have been searching for missing people and rushing in aid to islands in East Nusa Tenggara province after Seroja lashed the area with rain, floods and landslides on Sunday.

    The head of Indonesia's weather agency (BMKG) said a new cyclone, named Odette, was gaining traction and could hit Lampung province on the island of Sumatra, as well as the provinces of East Java and Central Java and the island of Bali.

    "People are advised to remain cautious of heavy winds and rains that could happen in some areas and be mindful of threats of floods, landslides and flash floods," Dwikorita Karnawati told a news conference.

    While Odette was not expected to be as destructive as Seroja, she warned it could generate tidal surges as high as 6 metres (19.7 ft) in the southern Indian Ocean near Java and Bali, urging fishermen to take precautions.

  • Jon Rogers

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNING STILL IN PLACE FOR SCOTLAND

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering most of the Scottish Highlands.

    The warning for snow and ice came into force at midnight and is due to last until 10am on April, 9.

    A statement on the Met Office website said: “Accumulations of snow will be small and patchy at lower levels, and not as widespread as earlier this week, however the additional hazard of patchy ice is expected to form on some surfaces between showers.”

    The warning is in place until 10am today
  • Jon Rogers

    ARCTIC PLUNGE COMING

    Another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, according to The Weather Outlook.

    The forecaster predicted in an update: "A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today.

    "Areas to its north will be cold and bright, but wintry showers develop.

    "The weekend brings sleet or snow showers to central and northern regions. In parts of the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet and snow."

  • Jon Rogers

    CLOUDY START TO FRIDAY MORNING

    It's a cloudy start to Friday morning for most parts with some outbreaks of rain.

    In an update from the Met Office, the forecaster said: "Cloudy with outbreaks of rain moving slowly southwards across England & Wales during the morning Drier & brighter in the far south.

    "A cold & frosty start in the north, with further snow showers for northern Scotland."

    The Met Office predicts a cloudy start to Friday morning
  • Joseph Gamp

    SCOTLAND: YELLOW WARNING FOR SNOW AND ICE UNTIL 10AM

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY TO MONDAY

    Cloudy with the rain in the far south Saturday, sunny spells and wintry showers elsewhere.

    More settled Sunday, with showers for the north Monday.

    Generally cold. Night frosts.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TOURISTS CAN SOAK UP THE SUN IN THE QUEEN’S GARDEN THIS SUMMER

    For the first time ever the paying public will be able to soak up the sunshine and picnic in none other than the Queen’s back garden.

    This summer tourists will be able to visit Buckingham Palace’s gardens and explore the 39-acre grounds by themselves.

    Visitors can explore the Buckingham Palace gardens with a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to picnic in the ground with views of the Palace, the Royal Collection Trust has announced.

  • Ben Hill

    UK OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY

    It will be bright on Sunday with sunny spells but patchy cloud will build and scattered showers will develop during the day, some of these wintry in nature.

    Sunny spells on Monday but cloud will build into northern areas and scattered showers or spells of rain will spread into northern Britain.

  • Joseph Gamp

    HIGH AND LOWS OF THURSDAY – BBC WEATHER

    BBC weather has posted a round up of the maximum and minimum temperatures in the UK on Thursday.

  • Ben Hill

    FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

    Friday night:

    Remaining largely cloudy during the evening across much of Wales and southern and central with spots of drizzle. Brighter elsewhere with late sunny spells.

    Dry and clear for most overnight although cloud and drizzle will linger in the south and wintry showers will spread into northern Scotland.

    Saturday:

    Rather cloudy and damp across southern and south-eastern England with spells of rain and drizzle for much of the day.

    There will be sunny spells further north, however patchy cloud cover will tend to build during the day and scattered showers will develop, some of these will be wintry in nature.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: OUT AND ABOUT EARLY ON A COLD MORNING AT BLACKHOUSE WOODS, BERKSHIRE

    A runner out and about early on a cold morning at Blackhouse Woods, BerkshireCredit: Rex
  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: CLOUD AND RAIN TO MOVE SOUTHWARDS ON FRIDAY MORNING

    The Met Office tweeted: "Here is your forecast for Friday morning

    "Cloudy with outbreaks of rain moving slowly southwards across England & Wales during the morning.

    "Drier & brighter in the far south.

    "A cold & frosty start in the north, with further snow showers for northern Scotland."

  • Joseph Gamp

    RAIN, SNOW & COLD AIR TO STRIKE UK

    The UK is in store for rain on Friday, says BBC Weather.

    It adds: “Behind this front there will be colder air returning, and that will cause snow showers to come back to northern Scotland and Northern Ireland during Friday and Saturday.

    “Some of the snow will drift southwards into southern Scotland and northern parts of England and Wales, although these should be few and far between.

    “However, the cold air might not get all the way south, and sou

  • Joseph Gamp

    NORTH-SOUTH SPLIT IN TEMPERATURES RIGHT NOW

  • Joseph Gamp

    GETTING COLDER IN THE NORTH, SAYS THE MET OFFICE

    The north of Britain will get colder tomorrow, the forecasters say in their five day outlook.

    Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will see snow showers, mainly northern Scotland. Elsewhere will be less cold with showery rain for some but though southern England will remain dry.

    Saturday will see wintry showers in places though some more persistent rain and snow possible for southern England.

    The weather will be more settled on Sunday, with showers for

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPERTS PREDICT MERCURY WILL ‘CREEP BACK TO NORMAL’ NEXT WEEK

    Temperatures could “creep back to normal” next week in time for the return of pub gardens, according to the Met Office.

    A Met Office spokesperson told the Mirror that the cold snap this week could finish in time for Monday – when hospitality venues open outdoors.

    London could see highs of 10C, while Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol could see the mercury hit the same figure.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE IN SCOTLAND – BBC WEATHER

  • Joseph Gamp

    RAIN, SNOW & COLD AIR TO STRIKE UK

    The UK is in store for rain on Friday, says BBC Weather.

    It adds: “Behind this front there will be colder air returning, and that will cause snow showers to come back to northern Scotland and Northern Ireland during Friday and Saturday.

    “Some of the snow will drift southwards into southern Scotland and northern parts of England and Wales, although these should be few and far between.

    “However, the cold air might not get all the way south, and southern England should be less cold with a little rain possible at times.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    GETTING COLDER IN THE NORTH, SAYS THE MET OFFICE

    The north of Britain will get colder tomorrow, the forecasters say in their five day outlook.

    Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will see snow showers, mainly northern Scotland. Elsewhere will be less cold with showery rain for some but though southern England will remain dry.

    Saturday will see wintry showers in places though some more persistent rain and snow possible for southern England.

    The weather will be more settled on Sunday, with showers for the north Monday but will be generally cold and with night frosts.

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