Snow can fall in parts of the UK in a matter of weeks as temperatures drop to as low as 10 °C.
Experts predict some snowfall is likely in late October in the higher parts of the UK, but Britons will be faced with wet and windy conditions in the coming days.
The Met Office has already warned that the temperature could drop to 10C in some areas as the country is witnessing autumn conditions.
“We are likely to see some snowy weather in the higher parts as October approaches November,” Greg Duhurst, senior meteorologist at the Met Office, told Online.
“The likely areas to be affected are the Scottish Mountains as well as the highlands in northern England and northern Wales.
“Low areas are not likely to see any.
“It’s quite normal for this time of year.”
However the Brits first have to go through at least three days of wet and windy conditions affecting most of the country.
Sometimes winds can be above 70 mph and at worst 5 mm of rain can fall every hour.
The first wet start is expected on Friday, especially across the north, although it will clear and rain with some sunshine.
Despite the rain, it is also forecast to be a bright day with heavy rain over Scotland and the North West.
The temperature in the south will reach around 18 °C, while in the north it will be cold and the mercury will reach an average of 14 °C.
According to the Met Office, wet and windy conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend due to an increase in low pressure from the Atlantic.
The band of low pressure is predicted to move northeastwards, which may be accompanied by heavy rain.
The northern parts are again expected to remain around 14C over the weekend, while the southern regions will see slightly warmer temperatures around 17C.
The weather office forecast until October 7 warns: “It will bring rain or prolonged rain, sometimes heavy, over many areas. Strong winds are also likely, especially along the coasts.
“As this area of low pressure moves away, another one is likely to move north of Britain.
“It will bring more rain or prolonged rain to the north and northwest with the potential for strong winds.”
They have predicted that the temperature in some places could be 10 degrees Celsius lower than a week ago.
Aidan McGivern of the Meteorological Office previously said: “There is a risk of coastal thunderstorms from Thursday night through Friday, and very heavy rain may occur over the UK on Friday morning.
“It’s likely to be a narrow band, but it could be a fairly vibrant feature as it progresses, eventually clearing for sunshine and rain by midday.”
The weekend is set to be just as bleak, he warned.
This is a far cry from the scorching Granthshala of late summer last week, when Britain was warmer than Lisbon.
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