Wintery showers and cold temperatures are expected to hit the UK this weekend, but snow is ‘not guaranteed’.
Temperatures will dip to as low as -2°C overnight, but a ‘good deal of bright weather’ will cover the UK, forecasters told the Independent.
The colder air will continue to sink south over the weekend, reaching all parts of the country with the exception of the far southwest.
Forecasters say this drop in temperature is ‘typical for early winter conditions’, and does not guarantee snow.
Helen Caughey, a Met Office deputy chief forecaster, said: ‘There is a reasonably strong signal for lower temperatures across the UK by the weekend. But that isn’t guaranteed, and those lower temperatures don’t mean widespread snow.
‘There is a 70 per cent chance that areas as far south as southern England could experience overnight frosts and a general reduction in temperature.
‘However, there is still a 30 per cent chance that the colder conditions won’t get that far south. Any falling snow is likely to be confined to the far northeast, and hills and mountains of Scotland.’
The cold weather comes after the UK was battered by Storm Babet and Storm Ciaran, causing travel disruption and flooding.
Two rare red weather warning were issued, with at least seven people killed.
When will it snow in London?
There is no snow forecast so far in London, but the weather throughout early December will be ‘predominantly changeable’.
The Met Office said there will be spells of rain and strong winds, interspersed by short-lived drier, brighter periods.
There will be the occasional frost and wintry showers, but temperatures will near or slightly above average for the month.