The cold snap will strike Britain at the beginning of next week as a cold weather system smashes into the country. Snow is a possibility over hills and mountaintops though rain is more likely in lower areas. An easterly wind blowing in from Russia and Scandinavia will replace the milder southerly wind the UK has been enjoying.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin commented: “It’s next week when we start to really see some things turning much colder.
“At the moment any sign of snow next week will just be a bit over the hills and there’s nothing too unusual about that in November.”
Before the cold spell hits the UK will enjoy several milder days, though fog remains a risk.
Daybreak on Monday morning will be misty across much of England and Wales, though temperatures should remain in double figures for most of the country.
Some areas could experience a bit of fog, whilst colder weather will be concentrated around the Scottish highlands.
As the day goes on Mr Deakin explained: “It will gradually get a bit brighter for most.
“It’s west and north Wales, western Scotland and the Northern Ireland where we’re most likely to see a bit of sunshine because the winds are coming up from the south east.”
The temperature across England will mainly sit around 12-13 degrees, though 14 degrees is possible during spells of bright sunshine.
Friday evening will be mild, though some parts of the country could see more fog.
Temperatures will cool rapidly during the weekend, as cloud starts to dissipate.
Mr Deakin said: “As we tick through Saturday just watch as the cloud does in many places melt away.
“It could start quite cloudy on Saturday morning but as we get to the afternoon that cloud is disappearing and many places will see plenty of blue sky through Saturday.”
“The winds are still coming up from the south-east and it will be a little bit cooler this weekend but with more sunshine, and that may compensate a little.”
During the weekend temperatures in north Wales and north-west Scotland are predicted to be particularly above average.
Temperatures will cool further through Sunday before the cold weather hits on Monday.