Cool weekend on the way for most » FINCHANNEL

Cold air and longer nights have brought some chilly starts over the past week, with the first frosts and snowfall of the season bringing a rather abrupt end to the summer heat. Further cold nights are expected, particularly over the weekend and into the beginning of next week, with some snow hills possible in northern Scotland from Monday.

In the latest Met Office 10 day trend, Aidan McGivern explained: “Across the UK temperatures are going to be below average for the second half of the weekend and into Monday as well as Tuesday.”

As temperatures will drop to low single figures and below zero for some overnight it will be cold enough for a touch of frost and some snow showers. But Aidan added the snow was nothing out of the ordinary: “It’s really going to be over the tops of the Scottish mountains and there’s nothing particularly unusual about that at this time of year.”

Further ahead

A switch in wind direction will bring a change in type later next week as from mid-week onwards, the weather is set to turn more autumnal with Atlantic frontal systems bringing spells of wet weather from the west and temperatures at or just above seasonal average.

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