UK weather forecast latest: Snow and sleet could hit London with Britain set for coldest night of winter



Sleet and snow could hit London as Britain braces for the coldest night of winter, forecasters warned.

A freezing cold snap is expected to grip the UK early next week with severe frosts and possible snow fall predicted.

Sub-zero temperatures are forecast in the capital overnight on Sunday in advance of “unsettled” weather on Monday.

While Brits should be braced for plummeting temperatures of double minus figures, the Met Office said.

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People use umbrellas to shelter from a snowfall in central London

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Snow falls in central London on Sunday

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Members of the public waiting at bus stop during a snowfall at Alexandra Palace, London

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People walk during a snowfall at Alexandra Palace, London

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A person drives a vehicle in snowy conditions in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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People shield their faces in snowy conditions in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Sheep in snow near Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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A train in snowy conditions at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Elizabeth Lewin, 10, (left) and Matthew, 13, in a snow tunnel near Newby Head Farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Isobella Bellamy, Katie Walls and Lucy Walls sledging near Newby Head Farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Snow weighs down on very early daffodils in Tring, Hertfordshire, on Sunday

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Snow in Tring, Hertfordshire

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Cross country runners set off through heavy snow around Peebles in the Scottish Borders

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Cross country runners around Peebles in the Scottish Borders

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A man runs during snow fall in Buxton Derbyshire, on Sunday

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A woman walks a dog during snow fall in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Alex Burkill, Met Office meteorologist, said: “Temperatures are going to drop [in London] quite a bit.

“It will be another chilly night tonight, and then cold turning colder through to Sunday.”

Sunday night in London may see temperatures around -2C or -3C, Mr Burkill said, with a harsh frost expected on Monday morning.

He added: “There are signs of unsettled weather on Monday.

“As rain moves across that does bring the risk of some snow.

“There is a chance of rain, sleet and some snow throughout the day.”

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Elsewhere in the UK, Mr Burkill said temperatures are set to cool to -10C and then “could get colder”. 

He said: “13.7C is the coldest temperature so far this winter… there is a chance we could get even colder.”

Bookies Coral cut their odds on this month being the coldest February on record to 2-1 earlier this week.



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