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Last night, the UK experienced freezing temperatures in many areas, dropping well below zero.
According to data from the Met Office, Eskdalemuir in Dumfries & Galloway experienced the coldest overnight temperature, dropping to -6C on Saturday morning. Some areas of Scotland are expected to continue experiencing sub-zero temperatures through Saturday morning.
The temperature in Sennybridge, Powys fell to minus 5C overnight, and other rural areas experienced similar conditions.
The initial widespread frost of autumn covered most of the UK, bringing sub-zero temperatures to areas as far south as Somerset. Only the northern region of Scotland and some parts of the eastern and southwestern areas of England remained above freezing overnight.
Saturday will have a dry and mainly sunny day with light winds, following a chilly, frosty beginning.
Annie Shuttleworth, a meteorologist from the Met Office, stated that the weekend will begin with a cool and bright weather in most regions, although some parts of the east coast may still experience some cloudiness.
There will be intermittent periods of rain in Norfolk and northern Scotland.
Most parts of Scotland are predicted to have a maximum temperature of approximately 4C, while the rest of the UK will reach a high of 6C or 7C before dropping in temperature as night approaches. The east of England may experience another frost.
The forecast predicts a rainy day for many on Sunday and Monday, followed by colder temperatures and widespread overnight frosts. Tuesday may bring some brighter skies, but there is a chance of snow in certain areas towards the end of the week.
Dan Harris, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, stated that after a brief period of unsettled weather, we can anticipate a return to generally cold but calm conditions in the beginning of next week.
There is a possibility of rain or showers in certain areas of the east coast. These may become more wintry over elevated regions by the middle of the week.
He stated that there may be a shift towards more unsettled conditions, with cloud and rain moving across the UK.
Currently, the most probable result after midweek is for precipitation coming from the west to gradually spread eastward. There is a chance of snow in elevated areas and a persistent chance of showers in eastern regions.
“However, there is a possibility that a more dynamic weather pattern may approach from the southwest, resulting in increased rainfall, stronger winds, and the potential for heavier snowfall if the air above the UK cools enough beforehand.”