Bank holiday weather: Monday to bring freezing weather as temperatures plummet

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Freezing temperatures have beckoned in one of many chilliest begins to an early Could financial institution vacation on document.

Temperatures dropped as little as -4.3C as icy air flowed southwards from the Arctic.

Components of Scotland have been left with patches of frost and a few sleet over excessive floor.

The minimal was recorded at Katesbridge in Co Down, whereas a low of -2.4C was seen at Shap in Cumbria, -1.7C in Sennybridge, Brecknockshire, and -1C at Loch Glascarnoch within the Highlands.

The bottom recorded temperature for the early Could financial institution vacation Monday was -5.9C on 7 Could, 2012, at Kinbrace in Sutherland.

 

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge mentioned: “We’re caught between excessive stress to the west of us and low stress to the east, which is giving us northerly winds – it’s drawing air straight down from the Arctic.”

Temperatures are anticipated to peak at 14C or 15C within the south on Monday afternoon.

Nonetheless, northern components will battle to see double digits as a band of rain pushes in direction of the south and east.

“It’s going to be pretty chilly in the course of the day, beneath common for the time of yr, however it’s not going to be too dangerous and the wind’s going to be gentle,” Mr Partridge mentioned.

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“It is going to be usually dry, though there’s a band of showery rain that’s going to slowly transfer its approach from Scotland southwards via components of Northern Eire and northern England then ultimately into components of East Anglia.

“That can make it really feel a bit cooler via there, however both aspect of it’s going to usually be dry and vivid with sunny spells.

“It is going to keep principally dry within the south, the place will probably be warmest, so Wales and far of southern England shall be high quality.”

Further reporting by PA

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