SCOTLAND faces a -3C freeze this week as a 1,000 mile-wide ‘Greenland cold bubble’ brings the coldest Bonfire Night for years.
More rain will hit, with more floods threatening tomorrow after 79mph Storm Aiden and ex-Hurricane Zeta capped one of the wettest Octobers on record.
Snow is forecast on Tuesday on hills in Scotland, Met Office weathermen said.
The biggest garden fireworks night for decades – after council displays were scrapped – is due frost and -3C lows on Thursday.
Scotland weather: 75mph Storm Aiden sparks 28 flood alerts & 2 Met Office warnings
It is set to be the coldest November 5 for years, The Weather Outlook said.
The Met Office forecast colder-than-average temperatures until the end of the week.
Many parts of the UK had among their wettest Octobers on record, ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said.
The Met Office said more than double the average October rainfall deluged eastern Scotland. Pushing 170mm of rain is thought to have fallen across the UK.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Following turbulent Storm Aiden and remnants of Hurricane Zeta, a chilly north-westerly airstream will become established.
“Snow could be seen on Tuesday in the North on hills above 400 to 500 metres.”
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “It looks like a frosty Bonfire Night, which would be a big change after many mild ones in recent years.
“Even southern Britain could see below 0C.”
A Met Office forecaster said: “It will feel much colder for many, with overnight frost from Wednesday and temperatures likely to be slightly below average until the end of the week.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “October was one of the wettest on record for many parts.
“Now cold nights, frost and chilly days are expected.”
The Environment Agency said: “Further flooding from surface water is possible in the North, South-West and Midlands, with coastal flooding possible also.”
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