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UK cold weather forecast: Frost and fog to batter Britain in DAYS before snow hits – maps

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BBC Weather: Kirkwood forecasts ‘unseasonably warm’ temperatures

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Much of Britain is currently enjoying a warmer-than-average October, with the remnants of Hurricane Sam pushing continental air over the UK. However, a meteorologist has suggested Sunday will see an end to the unseasonably balmy conditions, with a cold front sweeping over.

Kirsty McCabe, from FRMetS, told much of the UK will “enjoy an Indian Summer over the next few days”.

However, after the warmer days, she said: “A cold front will bring fresher air on Sunday, but after that high pressure will build again to bring largely dry and settled conditions for much of the week.

“It won’t be as warm next week, and the nights will be chillier with an increasing risk of frost and fog.

“At the moment the mostly fine and settled spell will last until the middle of October.”

She also added: “There are tentative signs of some early season snowfall over northern hills at the end of October/start of November.

“But it all depends on global weather patterns, such as a weak La Nina in the tropical Pacific. One to watch.

“And while snow at Halloween is unusual it has happened before, 2008 being particularly memorable.”

The Met Office also holds Sunday will begin to see chilly weather after a warmer Friday and Saturday.

Their outlook for the weekend said: “Rain easing as it comes southeast Saturday.

“Fine ahead of this with patchy fog. Blustery in the far north, with showers later.

“Rain spreads east across other northern areas Monday.”

READ MORE: BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood predicts ‘unseasonably warm’ temperatures

Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent told the Sun Saturday will be “lovely and warm” for October.

She said: “It’s going to be lovely and warm throughout the weekend.

“And it’s more than welcome after the heavy rainfall we saw at the start of the week.”

South-westerly winds are pulling in sub-tropical air, making it warm by day and mild by night, she added.

October’s warm spell will last until at least Sunday with temperatures rivalling those in Los Angeles (21C, 69.8F), Barcelona (21C, 69.8F) and Rome (20C, 68F), well above the 15C (59F) average for this time of year.

By Sunday, temperatures will stay mild but colder, with much of the country seeing 17C (62.6F) by 3pm.

Going into Monday, by 9am temperatures will read at a chilly 11C (51.8F) in London, as well as 8C (46.4F) in Scotland and the north of England.

It comes as long range forecasts predict the UK is set to be hit by unsettled weather conditions moving into November.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Mirror the UK is likely to see snow in some high areas of the country towards the end of the month.

He said: “We’re likely to see some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November.

“Likely areas to be affected are the Scottish mountains as well as higher ground in northern England and northern Wales.

“Low areas are unlikely to see any.

“It’s quite normal for this time of year.”

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