Snow flurries and cold winds from Siberia are set to turn the UK “bitterly cold” in the coming weeks, according to the Met Office.
The Met’s long-range forecast said the weather this weekend, 24 and 25 February, will be mostly dry but with frost and freezing fog patches.
They warned that “significant snow” is set to arrive as February turns to March next week, however, with only the far northwest escaping the worst of the weather.
As the jet stream moves to the north, largely dry and settled conditions will develop, but colder air will also come in from the east pic.twitter.com/Yjlj7UmaPB
— Met Office (@metoffice) 19 February 2018
The cold is set to last at least into the first week of March, with brisk easterly winds and widespread frost “making it feel raw.”
The forecast is also uncertain for the middle of March, as warmer and wetter weather pushes in from the southwest.