We could be set for the coldest bonfire night ever recorded while the freezing cold start into November continues – for some.
Lows of -3 ° C on the maps, but parts of northern Scotland could hit 15 ° C during the day. reports the mirror.
But the stormy start to the week thanks to Storm Aiden and the remains of ex-cyclone Zeta has subsided with a wave of high pressure, meaning the weather will calm down for at least a few days.
Although days of heavy rain still mean flooding for many, the environmental agency put eight warnings and 18 warnings on Thursday.
It comes after the first widespread frost of the season yesterday.
Parts of Scotland have already reported snow this week, as has Swaledale, one of the northernmost valleys in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
BBC forecaster Darren Bett said this morning, “It’s milder for northern areas – we have this cloud that is coming down very slowly from the north and that brings some damp and drizzling weather for a while.
“But further south, from the Midlands to the south, we will have clearer skies, lighter winds and temperatures will be almost freezing, so a touch of frost.
“But this time more fog and fog. Through the Midlands, East Anglia, South England, in the morning towards South East Wales – could be thick in places.
“Lift slowly through the morning and then the sunshine comes out.”
In the meantime, he said, “We have a little bit of warmth in northeast Scotland” as the day progresses and temperatures reach into the teenage years.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes lowered the odds to 3/1 on the coldest November 5th of this century.
Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: “Fireworks are rising but temperatures are falling.”
The cold is expected to subside over the weekend – but worse cold spells are expected in an “early winter” later this month, ex-BBC and Met Office Forecaster John Hammond of Weather Trend said.
The Met Office’s long-term report states, “Next week there will be a mix of rainy rain and dry interludes, with the rain being concentrated in western regions and becoming very mild.”
UK 5 day weather forecast
Nebulae in the south clear up slowly and then well with some good sunshine, although it is cool for many. Cloudy in the northwest with a little drizzle. East Scotland and North East England are milder.
In the south cold with frost for some. Nebulae and nebulae in central and eastern areas and in Northern Ireland. Mainly dry and rather cloudy in the northwest.
Fog, mist, and low clouds in the central and eastern areas are slowly clearing up. Dry with reliable sunshine in the south west of the UK and north east Scotland. Cloudy in the northwest with a little drizzle.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday
Mainly dry with some sunny spells on Saturday after early frost and fog, but gradually milder and cloudy from the south, with rain in some places, especially on Sunday.