UK weather: Coldest night approaching with warnings of -10C temperatures

27 January 2020, 07:12

Temperatures are set to plummet across the UK
Temperatures are set to plummet across the UK. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Monday could see winter's coldest night as forecasters warn the temperature in some areas could plummet as low as -10C.

The Met Office has said Scotland and northern parts of the UK will see what could be the lowest temperatures of the season on Monday night.

The Highlights and high-laying areas of northern England already have yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in place.

Forecasters have warned ice could also sweet the rest of the country, reaching as far as the south coast.

Overnight temperatures will range from -10C in sheltered areas of Scotland, to between -1C and -2C in Cornwall and Dorset.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: "There's potential that we could see the coldest night of winter so far on Monday night going into Tuesday morning.

"It depends if we have clear skies over snow for long enough.

"This leads to cold temperatures, and we'll certainly have two cold days.

"Sleet and snow showers are forecast for Monday, which will bring icy patches to low ground and snow to higher ground."

He added a chilly breeze will also add to the wintry climes on Monday and Tuesday, although daytime temperatures will be near the average of around 2C for this time of year.

Luckily, the wintry weather is set to be a "short sharp cold spell" over two days before milder weather moves in on Wednesday.