Half term washout feared as days of heavy rain forecast

Cold sunshine and brisk today flurry  snow shower for some Friday

The biting polar winds could see temperatures plunge as low as -8C, with up to five centimetres of snow expected to settle in some areas.

After a cold, bright and frosty start to the day, gales may develop along the south coast, with a minimum temperature of 0 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures will rise to 4 degrees during the day and drop to -3 degrees during the night.

Rain, wind, and more rain for Saturday and all through the night.

Heavy rain is to first hit parts of the country on Saturday afternoon, before wintry weather affects the majority of Scotland at various times over the weekend.

Public Health England forecasters have extended a cold weather health alert until Tuesday and today swathes of the country were hit by wind and even some snow.




"This rain will be persistent and heavy at times, turning to snow on high ground".

"Highest temperature of just 2 to 6C with moderate to fresh westerly winds".

Heavy hail and snow showers are expected to fall on Sunday and continue through until around 3pm on Monday afternoon.

"So once we clear this weather front into the north sea, Sunday sees a brisk northwesterly breeze, follow these isobars back and you get to Arctic Canada and the air will be particularly cold during Sunday".

Showers and blustery weather is forecast for the north-west, where the highest temperatures us expected to be around 5C, with the south-west's at about 7C.

Sunday will be very cold with sunny spells and wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow with a risk of thunder.

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