Weather UK forecast LIVE – Torrential rain and gales this weekend as cold to bite back mid next week

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services has said that although it’ll be a slightly milder weekend, the cold will bite back on Wednesday.

He said: “We will lose the very cold influence on Sunday and Monday, and Tuesday will feel milder compared to the end of last week.

“However, when this cold front arrives on Wednesday and Thursday, we are going back into the very cold weather again.”

Torrential rain and gales after the weekend will add to the misery before the gates to the North Pole fling back open.

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

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    100mph torrential rain to lash into UK

    Britain is just days away from an Arctic hell with further snow and -11C temperatures about to be unleashed by a ‘descending polar front'.

    Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “It will turn briefly milder after the weekend, although with this will come unsettled conditions.

    “Then, from around the middle of next week, we go back to minus figures, frosts and the risk of snow.

    "Another cold front moves southwards on Wednesday and this will reintroduce the cold air again.

    “This is going to be another cold plunge as the polar front descends southwards controlled by the jet stream which is particularly active.”

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    Sunday's forecast

    A cold and frosty start with a chance of some ice and any early patches of mist and fog will soon lift and clear.

    Then largely dry with sunny spells however there is a chance of showers.

    Cloud will build across Scotland and Northern Ireland bringing rain later. Mostly light to gentle northerly winds

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    More wintry weather ahead

    MORE wintry weather is on the way for first weekend of April as the Met Office has issued yellow warnings.

    The national weather forecaster has issued a weather warning for ice which could cause “some injuries from slips and falls” and “possible travel disruption” in eastern areas this morning.

    Snow and hail showers could also lead to travel disruption, said the forecaster.

    It follows a chilly start to April across much of the UK on Friday with temperatures dipping as low as -8C (17.6F), which was recorded in Tulloch Bridge, Scotland.

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    Keep your windscreens & headlights free from frost – or risk fines 

    DRIVERS have been reminded to keep their windscreens and headlights free from frost – or risk fines of up to £1,000.

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) tweeted a stern warning to British drivers as wintry weather returns and temperatures plummet.

    They quoted Rule 229 of the Highway Code on keeping your car clean.

    The DVSA wrote: "Before you set off on any journey, you MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows.

    "[And] you MUST ensure lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible."

    Rule 231 continues: "Drive extremely carefully when the roads are icy. Avoid sudden actions as these could cause loss of control."

    Drivers can face hefty fines for breaking the Highway Code, which is easier in poor weather.

    That includes a maximum £1,000 penalty charge for driving with a dirty or frost-covered number plate.

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    Tonight into tomorrow morning

    It'll be especially chilly in the countryside tonight.

    Because of that, there'll be a widespread frost away from the far north by Sunday morning – so make sure you wrap up warm, and if you're making a journey be prepared.

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    Making sure you get a good night’s sleep despite the weather

    You don’t have to run up the heating bill, or shiver through the night, as there are a few simple ways that will guarantee the best sleep ever.

    Fabulous spoke with Silentnight’s sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan who revealed some affordable and fun ways that’ll help your family stay warm and sleep well.

    Dr Ramlakhan said: “You might think you are taking every step to make sure you are getting a good night’s sleep, but so many people neglect the most obvious thing – their sleep environment.

    “We need to feel comfortable in order to drift off into a deep and restful sleep, and a big part of this is the temperature of the room we’re going to sleep in.”

    Here are some tips that will help you doze off and rest well…

    • Wear fluffy gloves in bed
    • Invest in ‘teddy fleece’ bedding
    • Hug a microwaveable wheat bag

    Wrap up warm tonight

    The Met Office has warned that you'll need to pop a few layers on if you're planning on heading out tonight.

    We recommend doing so, even though they have said "it will turn much drier and clearer".

    How to keep your home warm WITHOUT turning up the heating

    With the cold weather coming back, chances are you're tempted to turn up the heating to keep warm.

    But rather than spend the money, a savvy man shares six easy tips to keep your house warm, and they're all completely free.

    Posting on TikTok, the man known as That Property Guy, shared a few simple hacks you can do – and they are all super easy.

    Firstly, if you do have the heating on, the man says to bleed your radiators to keep them running properly.

    Next, the man says to keep all blinds and shutters closed as, just like it keeps your house cool in the heat, it can also make your home feel warmer when it's cold.

    The same goes for doors and lofts (if you have one). Leaving room doors open means the hot air will be spread across a larger area.

    Read more tips here.


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      Long queues as ferry services to Calais disrupted by weather

      Ferry passengers heading to France have faced long queues from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk due to the bad weather.

      Cross-Channel services were also been disrupted due to a shortage of ferries on Friday and overnight, as well as measures implemented to control the movement of HGVs in the area.

      The port said the main approach roads were “very busy” this morning.

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      North-western regions are braced for gales next week

      North-western regions are braced for gales while the rest of the country is on alert for ‘plentiful rainfall’.

      Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “The most likely pattern for the middle of next week is for the influence of this high pressure to wane and allow the jet stream also to become flatter and to start to bring more unsettled and more changeable conditions.

      “By later next week the jet stream becomes flatter still and more active areas of low pressure become closer to the northwest of the UK.

      “There will be some strong winds especially in the north west and spells of rain bringing plentiful rainfall across the country through next week.”

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      Cold to bite back mid next week

      Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services has said that although it'll be a slightly milder weekend, the cold will bite back on Wednesday.

      He said: “We will lose the very cold influence on Sunday and Monday, and Tuesday will feel milder compared to the end of last week.

      “However, when this cold front arrives on Wednesday and Thursday, we are going back into the very cold weather again.”

      Torrential rain and gales after the weekend will add to the misery before the gates to the North Pole fling back open.

      Outlook for next week (Image: netweather)
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      100mph torrential rain to lash into UK

      Britain is just days away from an Arctic hell with further snow and -11C temperatures about to be unleashed by a ‘descending polar front'.

      Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “It will turn briefly milder after the weekend, although with this will come unsettled conditions.

      “Then, from around the middle of next week, we go back to minus figures, frosts and the risk of snow.

      "Another cold front moves southwards on Wednesday and this will reintroduce the cold air again.

      “This is going to be another cold plunge as the polar front descends southwards controlled by the jet stream which is particularly active.”

      Torrential rain and strong winds to lash into the UK (Image: netweather)
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      Sunday is expected to be rainy

      Sunday is expected to be rainy, especially in the north, according to the Met Office.

      The day will see "more persistent rain" extending to all of Scotland and Northern Ireland while the weather will be milder on Monday. 

      Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud told Sky the wintry weather will continue over the weekend but temperatures are set to rise on Monday as the Arctic air system moves away.

      He said: "It's generally dry and cold, if not slightly less cold than we have had for the next few days.

      "We've got an Arctic air flow established at the moment, that's coming from a cold source.

      "So we've basically got cold, clear air established across the UK.

      "There's also a lot of clear and sunny skies, especially to the western parts of the UK."

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      How heat loss spots could be adding £750 a year to energy bills

      This week, Rosie Taylor borrowed a thermal imaging camera from Octopus Energy to uncover the hidden heat loss hotspots in her home. 

      When the camera is used inside it shows heat loss as blue patches, helping to pinpoint where it’s disappearing outside. 

      Outside your home the heat loss shows as yellow and orange and it indicates where warm air is escaping from inside. 

      Octopus Energy offers free loans of a thermal imaging camera to customers struggling to pay their bills. 

      Here Rosie reveals what the camera found – and asks Phil Steele, future technologies specialist at Octopus Energy, for tips about what you can do if your home has similar problems.

      Read the article in full here.

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      UK weather outlook for Monday and Tuesday

      Monday will be overcast and unsettled with thick cloud cover and outbreaks of rain sinking southwards which will be locally heavy in the north and west.

      Tuesday will continue overcast with thick cloud cover and there will be outbreaks of rain, largely across northern Britain and locally heavy.

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      Tomorrow's forecast (Sunday)

      A cold and frosty start with a chance of some ice and any early patches of mist and fog will soon lift and clear.

      Then largely dry with sunny spells however there is a chance of showers.

      Cloud will build across Scotland and Northern Ireland bringing rain later. Mostly light to gentle northerly winds

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      Tonight's weather

      Daytime showers will ease and clear during the evening.

      Overnight will then be dry with clear spells although patches of mist and fog will form.

      Variable amounts of cloud will build across Scotland and Northern Ireland bringing a chance of a few showers. Rain across north-west Scotland by dawn.

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      More wintry weather ahead

      MORE wintry weather is on the way for first weekend of April as the Met Office has issued yellow warnings.

      The national weather forecaster has issued a weather warning for ice which could cause “some injuries from slips and falls” and “possible travel disruption” in eastern areas this morning.

      Snow and hail showers could also lead to travel disruption, said the forecaster.

      It follows a chilly start to April across much of the UK on Friday with temperatures dipping as low as -8C (17.6F), which was recorded in Tulloch Bridge, Scotland.

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      The six ways to ease the misery of a cold

      A chilly breeze is upon us and many people have started to experience cold and flu like symptoms.

      If you’re unlucky enough to have caught a cold then there are some things you can do that might help ease the discomfort:

      1. Gargle salt water
      2. Create a barrier by smearing Vaseline around your nose, which can help when it comes to staving off hayfever
      3. Use a nasal spray
      4. Rest
      5. Stay hydrated
      6. Stay warm
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      Cold air until at least Sunday

      The mercury will remain below the 12C average for this time of year until at least Sunday.

      In more exposed coastal areas the wind chill factor will make it feel more like freezing.

      But by Monday the snow will make way for milder conditions – and the arrival of April showers. 

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      Brits braced for freezing weekend

      Brits are warned to brace for more freezing weather at the weekend as the weather will stay cold until next week, with a new yellow warning for ice issued for today.

      Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: "It's not that unusual to see snow around Easter time.

      "But it's more of a shock to the system because of the unusually high 20C temperatures we were enjoying this time last week."

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      Weather for today with snow and rain likely

      Today's weather is likely to increase to 9C (48.2F) and 10C (50F).

      Compared to the weather yesterday, today's is likely improve, with some sunny spells.

      Meteorologist Matty Box said: "Showers will become less frequent, but still with the chance of some wintry showers in the east coast and the North Sea coast in particular through Saturday.

      "There should be a fair amount of sunshine as well."

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      Today's weather

      Early patches of mist and fog will clear. Outbreaks of rain and hill snow will clear southwards across Northern Ireland and south-west England.

      It will then be mainly dry with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud cover.

      There is also a chance of showers developing which may be wintry.

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