Arctic weather returns: BBC forecast warns UK set for ‘much colder weather’ NEXT WEEK
This week the UK has faced dense fog and some frosty mornings but next week could bring even colder conditions.
In the footage from BBC News, the cold air can be sweeping across the whole of the UK.
Weather forecaster Helen Willetts warned the new system will make its way over the Atlantic to the UK.
She said: “It’s almost swamped by the next weather system which comes Sunday, it doesn’t really reach eastern areas, but there will still be a lot of cloud around.
“It’s behind this weather system that the big change comes about.
“So 7C and 8C is relatively mild because next week we are in for some much colder weather and potentially at times some wet and windy weather as well.”
Looking towards next week, BBC weather has warned that the conditions will remain unsettled.
On their website, they say: “The unsettled weather is set to continue into next week, with fronts coming in off the Atlantic from the west or south-west.
“This will bring wet and windy weather, with the risk of gales and some heavy downpours.
“We will also have the chance of snow over the mountains in Scotland.”
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin has warned also about windy weather next week.
Deakin said that the UK could be impacted by weather thousands of miles away which is dragged across by a strong jet stream, caused by a contrast in weather systems near the United States.
He said: “It’s that contrast between the very cold and the very warm air which drives something very high up in the atmosphere – the jet stream. The stronger the contrast, the stronger the jet, and this jet is going to get very powerful and then force itself across the Atlantic.”
Deakin claimed this system could then impact Britain’s weather next week. He said: “Potentially some very strong winds to the early part of next week and accompanying those strong winds there will be some bouts of rain and it will also turn a bit colder with some wintery showers likely across the north.”
Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds for this January to be the coldest on record in the UK to evens.
“The cold snap is showing no signs of relenting and this January could well prove to be a record-breaking one,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.