Weather: Snow may hit UK this week with temperatures plummeting

Gradually turning more unsettled and colder.

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Snow could fall in parts of the UK this week with temperatures set to plummet over the coming days, forecasters say.

The Met Office said the country will become colder, cloudier and more unsettled from Monday, bringing the risk of wintry weather in the middle of the week.

Temperatures during the day will halve from the highs reached last week and fall below freezing overnight as a cold front pushes down from the north.

People enjoy the Mother's Day sunshine in Bournemouth, Dorset.
People enjoy the Mother's Day sunshine in Bournemouth, Dorset.

It comes after many areas basked in glorious sunshine and highs of 20C (68F) last week.

Today

Fog and low cloud slowly clearing inland to allow some warm sunny spells in places. Some rain or showers possible across parts of northern England, southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and north Wales. Turning cloudier across southern England.

Tonight

Low cloud and fog spreading back inland. Outbreaks of rain developing across parts of southern England and perhaps south Wales, heavy in places.

Tuesday

Occasional rain across southern England slowly clearing. Fog and low cloud becoming confined to eastern coasts. Rain moving southwards across Scotland, followed by colder weather with wintry showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Band of rain and mainly hill snow will sink south Wednesday and Thursday, with cold air following. Rain and snow clearing late Thursday. Wintry showers mainly north and east Friday.