Met Office warns ‘false spring’ will rapidly nosedive into freezing temps

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Brits are set for chilling temperatures of -10C after a "false spring", the Met Office has warned.

The UK weather saw people enjoy sunny skies and high temperatures for much of the country.

The tide is already turning with some Brits bracing temperatures of 4C this week.

Now forecasters have warned the warmth is fading and the mercury will drop dramatically on Saturday.

Minimum temperatures could plunge as low as -10C in areas of northern Scotland and to just -3C in some parts of Wales, while fighting to get above freezing around London and areas of southern England.

Amid the latest Arctic blast, widespread frosts are on the horizon with shiver-inducing -5C nights forecast, reports TheSun.

Met Office forecaster Dean Hall said: "It's going to turn much colder by the end of the week.

"An Arctic air mass is moving in from Iceland, drawing in colder north easterly winds. It'll lead to overnight frosts quite widely.

"It will, however, remain dry and settled, just pretty chilly.

"We're looking at day-time temperatures for most of between 6C and 8C."

The Met Office has warned it will be frosty Saturday morning, and temperatures could plummet as low as -10C in some sheltered glens.

In a strange start to the year, last month saw the warmest and coldest temperatures of winter, according to statistics revealed on Tuesday.

Dr Mark McCarthy, head of the Met Office's National Climate Information Centre, said it was a month of two halves.

He said: "February 2021 has seen a wide temperature range resulting from the two predominant weather patterns.

"The first half of February saw some bitterly cold easterlies originating from Russia.

"Recent days have seen the influence of air coming from the Canary Islands."

Despite the current chilly predictions, there is some good news on the horizon. The days are getting longer and lockdown-weary, shaggy-haired Brits can expect to gain 25 minutes of daylight over the next week, according to the Met Office.

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