BRITAIN will plunge into a 4C autumnal chill this weekend before intense showers from ex-Hurricane Dorian really spell the end of summer.
Bitterly cold temperatures in the low single-figures start the day on Saturday thanks to clear skies this morning.
Intense rain from the tail-end of ex-Hurricane Dorian will sweep into the UK from Tuesday night, as this weather graphic shows[/caption]
Temperatures on Saturday morning will struggle to reach double figures as Britain is plunged into an autumnal chill[/caption]
Scattered but heavy showers across the far east of Scotland will quickly clear and much of the UK should enjoy a dry, sunny day.
Only a few brief light showers are forecast across parts of western Wales and southwest England today.
Met Office Meteorologist Mark Wilson said: “It’s a rather cool start today for many areas.
“Through the day, many of us will stay dry with more bright or sunny spells to come, particularly across northern areas.
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“There will be a few showers further towards the south.
“We continue to see showers drifting along that North Sea coast.
“Some of these could be on the heavy side.”
High temperatures meanwhile will only hit 19C – dispelling any hopes of an Indian Summer flourish.
And lows of just 4C are expected in some parts overnight from Saturday into Sunday – giving the weather a distinctly wintry feel.
Mr Wilson continued: “Under clearing skies it will turn rather chilly.
“Temperatures in towns and cities will see lows of 4C – but in more rural spots they will fall a few degrees colder than that.
“We could get quite close to freezing across the glens of Scotland.
Similary sunny but chilly conditions dominate the weather across much of the UK on Sunday and into the beginning of next week.
But by Tuesday, intense downpours from the tail-end of ex-Hurricane Dorian will pummel Britain with several inches of rain.
Weather models show a massive rain front battering Scotland and Northern Ireland from the Atlantic on Tuesday evening and into Wendesday.
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Strong winds also accompany the fierce weather system – as the remnants of Dorian sweep just north of the British Isles.
In its outlook for next week, the Met Office said: “Occasionally heavy rain moving southeast on Monday, with showers following.
“Drier for many on Tuesday, before strengthening winds and rain arrive in the northwest, this moving southeast on Wednesday.”
This weather map shows how it will be a largely pleasant and sunny day for many parts of the UK on Saturday afternoon[/caption]
Ex-Hurricane Dorian’s path will sweep just north of the British isles on Wednesday morning – but it will still bring intense rainfall to the UK[/caption]
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