Farmers Weather expert Garry Nicolson has warned of very chilly week with slight frost and cold winds.
Farmers weather expert Garry Nicolson has predicted the coldest weather of Autumn so far. Slight sunshine but cold winds and frosty mornings to follow, with a chance of hail and thunder.
"Strong northerly winds will affect the British Isles over the weekend and into early next week, bringing the coldest weather of the Autumn so far.
"Top temperatures will be just 7 or 8C for many, perhaps nudging 10C in the far south on Saturday. Overnight lows will be around 1 to 4C, and sheltered spots will see a slight frost. The wind chill factor will make it feel closer to freezing.
"Central regions will be often dry, with plenty of sunshine, but there will be showers draped around coastal districts in the east, north and far west. By Sunday, showers will increasingly spread further inland across east and north-eastern counties, giving heavy and squally bursts of rain, also possible hail and thunder.
"Where showers spread inland across northern regions, they will fall as snow over the hills in the Scottish Highlands, Cheviots, and eastern Pennines.
"Early next week, showers will gradually become confined to the far south-east as pressure builds from the north. However, lighter winds overnight brings a risk of more widespread frost.
"By midweek onward, indications favour winds changing back to westerlies, bringing some rain in from the Atlantic, and eventually temperatures should become milder."