Met Office SNOW WARNING for UK

A plume of freezing cold air will see temperatures drop to -2C overnight in parts of Britain amid outbreaks of more snow and heavy rain.

Plenty of moisture and cloud is set to continue moving through the country on Monday, with rain heaviest over western hills and combining with cold air for snow in northern Scotland.

There are currently two warnings in place from the Met Office due to snow showers across Shetland and heavy rain pushing into western Scotland. 

Between 60-80mm of rain is due to fall over higher ground until 6pm today, with the snow warning in place until 8pm with up to 10cm expected on ground above 300m.

Coastal winds hitting speeds of 40mph have bombarded parts of the UK into the early hours of Monday, though cloud coverage has meant it has not been as cool as recent days.

That being said, the Highlands did plummet to -1C by 5am, while in southern England temperatures did hover around 0C – and tomorrow night could dip lower.

And while there is frost and risk of ice at times across the country this week, by and large, it will feel milder as temperatures peak at 11C.

The rain will continue to push northwards throughout today, following a foggy and frosty start.

The far southeast is expected to remain dry, while a flurry of snow is forecast to strike in the far north by 3pm.

“As we head through Monday night it stays quite wet and cloudy for much of the country, but the colder drier air across the north will start to push southwards – here there’ll be a few wintry showers by the time we start Tuesday,” BBC forecaster Stav Danaos said.

Met Office weather charts show rain, sleet and snow pushing south across Scotland into tomorrow, but with clear spells to follow. 

Monday’s frontal system is expected to clear southeastwards and Tuesday should be brighter but with a cold northerly flow.

Further wet weather is likely on Wednesday, bringing some snow and freezing rain in the north.