UK weather: Britain braces for sub zero freeze as temperatures plummet to -7C, with snow and ice forecast

Snow is expected across the UK, with the coldest conditions coming on Thursday

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Following a -7C overnight freeze, temperatures are due to continue to tumble over the coming weeks as snow if forecast across the UK.

The Met Office confirmed that the overnight temperature on Friday night was -6C and dropped a degree further to -7C over the weekend.

The Met Office is now predicting a "severe frost" as well as icy conditions on Monday, with England and Wales expected to suffer ice cold temperatures.

Scotland and northern England are due for snow on Thursday.

It's the south of the UK that'll see the freezing conditions punctuated by sunny intervals, in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland the cold will also come with grey cloud, before brightening up.

Northern Britain will see rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, which will move southwards towards the end of the week.

From Thursday the Artic grip will really take hold.

A Met Office spokesman said: "It will turn very briefly colder on Thursday and as conditions move south it will bring showers with it.

"Across England and Wales it will remain largely dry for the week, there will be more in the western areas of Scotland."

But forecasters said the chance of widespread snow this week was not expected, and flurries would largely stay on higher parts of Scotland.