Temperatures are set to plunge well beneath freezing point today as polar air approaches the UK. Temperatures in the south of England will dive to – 3 degrees Celsius, while the north could see it plunge to -9 degrees Celsius. The chilly weather is a consequence of a 400-mile wide "Arctic swell".
A Yellow Warning has been put in place for icy conditions. The alert was issued on Sunday night. Areas to be affected are Highlands, Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. The weather agency has cautioned of danger of cold surfaces prompting troublesome driving conditions today.
Scattered showers will fall onto freezing surfaces until today. Furthermore, Britain will be hit by all the more flooding as heavy showers are expected on Tuesday.
The wet weather coming from the west will also affect the already flood-hit Yorkshire influenced from Thursday. Slow-moving rainfall will come to the West for Tuesday and to Yorkshire and different parts from Thursday for the remainder of the week.
Monday night could be the coldest night of autumn in Scotland and England, surpassing - 8.1C in Scotland and down to - 6C in northern England. Snow showers could be seen on higher ground of Scotland, with a touch of snow over northern England.
Maximum temperatures will be 7-9 degrees Cesius for most to begin the week, going to 12 degrees Celsius in the South from midweek as the stream turns southerly, yet just 7-10 degrees in the North.