The UK is braced for a frosty start to bank holiday Monday as BBC Weather have forecasted sleet and snow for Scotland and potentially northern England. BBC Weather presenter Sarah Keith-Lucas explained that a northern weather front will bring cold air and wind across the country. She began by saying: “What we have still got is that cold air from yesterday.
“The winds not as strong but still coming from a northerly direction and still quite blustery across northern Scotland.
“I think the best of the sunshine will be further south particularly for parts of southern and southwest England, into Wales too.
“More cloud the further northwest you go, some showers also rattling in across Scotland.”
The BBC weather presenter went on to explain the low temperatures for the time of year that are expected across the country.
She noted it is significantly different from the weather the UK saw last year when temperatures were more in the mid-twenties.
She continued to explain the weather that has been forecasted for Sunday night going into Monday morning.
She said: “Into the evening hours we will start to see the cloud across Scotland bringing its showers further south.
“Some of them will be wintry, so some sleet and some snow on the highest grounds of Scotland.
“With more cloud across the rest of the UK, it won’t be quite as cold as last night.
Temperatures not far from freezing first thing bank holiday Monday.
“Through the day we have got this cold front that will be making its way further south during the day tomorrow.
“That will bring us some cloud for parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland into northern England too.
“There will be some showers perhaps even with some sleet over the higher ground.
“To the south of that, we should stay predominately dry with some sunny spells, one or two showers getting down to East Anglia and the southeast later in the day.
“Top temperatures ranging between about nine to 13 degrees Celsius, not great I am afraid especially compared to that 29 degrees Celsius that we had last year on May Day bank holiday.”